Drone funding continues to soar

10:57PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 |  Funding for drone-based startups has hit an all-time high this quarter for the third time in a row and the lucrative market shows no signs of slowing down.

Who owns the drones? US authorities to keep track

10:29AM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 |  Drone operators in the United States will soon have to register their unmanned aerial systems with the government following a series of near misses at airports and interferences with firefighting efforts.

Will Australia really see tougher drone regulations in 2015?

1:57PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 |  Whether it’s to do with people’s privacy or physical safety, everyone seems to love talking about drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs).

“Flying robots won’t be toys anymore”: The Australian startup using drones to revolutionise the surveying industry

12:40PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 |  An Australian startup is hoping to revolutionise the surveying and building industries by using a cloud-based platform to create 3D images from data gathered by drone aircraft.

Google tests drones – in Queensland

8:16PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 |  Over the past two years, Google has been privately working on building its own drones, which it has been testing in Queensland.

“Connecting flying robots to what we do every day”: Drone developer wants to make Australia a little more like The Jetsons

8:22PM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 |  The cofounder of a Sydney-based drone aircraft and cloud platform developer says it has the potential to make internet-connected drones a part of everyday life, making Australia a little more like The Jetsons.

Federal government considers new drone regulations as hobbyist use takes off

7:24PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 |  The federal government has tabled an inquiry into the use of drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), raising concerns about privacy and other issues.

Know when you’re “flearning”, not flying

6:51PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 |  As you will recall, last week your humble correspondent talked to a would-be entrepreneur whose big idea was to use drones to home deliver pizzas.