Drone crashes into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle

Nov 17, 2016

Drone crashes into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle

A drone crashed into World Heritage-listed Himeji Castle on Thursday following a similar incident last year, local government officials said. The small drone hit two parts of the main Daitenshu donjon and fell to the ground at around 12:45 p.m. Two groups of people ...

Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

Sep 13, 2016

Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

After months of tests, Dutch police will become the world’s first force to train and employ an army of eagles, using the centuries-old skill of falconry against the modern-day scourge of unauthorized drones. In their first public demonstration of their unorthodox new weapon, Dutch ...

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

Sep 12, 2016

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

The government unveiled has unveiled a campaign to raise productivity at construction sites by 20 percent by 2025 through the use of drones and artificial intelligence. At an inaugural meeting of officials and private-sector experts tasked with formulating new growth strategy policies, Prime Minister ...

Sep 5, 2016

Toshiba, Canon to start commercial drone services

Toshiba Corp. and Canon Inc. are starting separate drone-based services for corporate clients. Toshiba said Monday it will partner with auto parts manufacturer Alpine Electronics Inc. to commercialize a system by March 2018 to inspect remote infrastructure such as power cables and steel towers. ...

Drones put on show over Champs-Elysee in high-tech festival

Sep 5, 2016

Drones put on show over Champs-Elysee in high-tech festival

The Champs-Elysee was the setting of a mini-air show on Sunday as amateur drone enthusiasts flew their high-tech toys over the famed Paris avenue in the city’s first festival celebrating the gadgets. Concentrating intently, punters guided their remote-controlled flying machines through a brightly colored ...