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Solon bats for smart buoys, microsatellites, drones in West PH Sea

Bagong Henerasyon party-list representative Bernadette Herrera might be unaware, however, that DOST has already been using Filipino-owned microsatellites to capture high-resolution photos of the country’s territorial waters.

PLDT-Smart to deploy drones to preserve PH peatlands

Made of carbon-rich soil derived from dead and decaying plant matter under high water saturation condition, peatlands can store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests combined.

Drone industry unmarred by Covid-19, set to grow to $92B by 2030

While the pandemic has dented consumer shipments and hindered commercial rollout, this has been mitigated by increased use of drones for public service responses and surveillance by both local and national police forces.

Drone shipments seen doubling in 2020 as Covid-19 accelerates adoption

Many drones are deployed with loudspeakers to enforce curfews and surveil areas for security purposes, which poses a big opportunity for aerospace and drone companies to increase sales to government agencies.

Samsung deploys drones to fix 5G cell antenna

Samsung said it was able to successfully deploy drones to do maintenance works on 4G and 5G cell sites particularly taking important measurements on antennae configurations.

FEU team deploying AI-powered drones for thermal scanning in checkpoints

Project DWARM will use six drone units carrying an AI-powered thermal scanning system along the checkpoints in SLEX and NLEX to reduce queue times.

Global spending on robotics, drones to reach $128.7B in 2020

By 2023, IDC said it expects this spending will reach $241.4 billion with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8%.

Bono lends star power as US startup begins drone delivery of blood in PH

With U2 frontman Bono serving as its main endorser, US-based drone delivery startup Zipline formally inked a partnership with the Philippine Red Cross to begin making on-demand and emergency blood deliveries by drone across the country.

Koko files bill penalizing unauthorized ownership, operation of drones

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III is seeking to penalize private individuals who are not authorized to own and operate drones either for recreational purposes or for commercial use.

Test flights for drones conducted for disaster response in PH

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Nokia, and Smart Communications recently conducted a series of test flights for drones in areas recently hit by calamities.
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