Cape York indigenous rangers and Australian scientists are protecting turtles in far north Queensland by identifying and mapping nests and predators with drones, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. The process saves hundreds of hours of manual work and is helping stabilise turtle populations in Cape York. Feral pigs have been

Australia’s largest general insurer announced its venture fund has invested in Arturo, an insurance analytics provider which uses AI, satellites and drones to assess commercial and residential property. Terms of IAG’s investment were not disclosed but was made in February by IAG Firemark Ventures as part of Arturo’s $8 million


Logistics giant FedEx completed a commercial residential delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia via drone last week. The drop off was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx Express, as part of the US Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP). The delivery of a

Artificial intelligence is allowing drones to spot and assist swimmers in distress. Ripper Group, an Australian drone services company, today announced it is adding world first autonomous capabilities to the drones used by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter program. “Little Ripper” drones are already in use on Australian beaches and have

The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey. In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages

Drones have the potential to impact several verticals, reducing costs and safety risks while also unlocking innovative new use cases. But one of the flying robots’ biggest challenges will be with regulators who, understandably, demand high levels of public safety. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter However, the pace

Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO’s Data61, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding round, along with long-time Bechtel mining executive Andy Greig. Leadership Webinar: Which-50’s 2019 Outlook and Business Transformation

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Machine learning, deep learning and the connected home have reached the peak of the Hype Cycle, while blockchain and commercial drones have begun the slide into the ‘trough of disillusionment’. According to Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, augmented reality and virtual reality have begun to climb the ‘plateau

Revenue in the global drone market will grow by up to 34 per cent to reach more than $6 billion in 2017. And, by 2020 the sector will be worth $11.2 billion, according to a new forecast from Gartner. Through 2020, rapid expansion of drone adoption in industrial inspections will lead this

Advisory business Technavio has revealed what it says are the top seven leading commercial drone vendors. The information is contained  in their recent global commercial drone-enabled services market report. The  study also lists 20 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. The commercial drone-enabled services market