Robohub.org
 

DJI DropSafe System

by
31 July 2014



share this:

DropSafeOne of the main concerns about UAV, apart from privacy, is their safety. No one really wants to have a flying lawnmower falling from the sky, or buzzing near passenger aircraft. As drones become more ubiquitous, their safety systems are becoming increasingly important. One company that understands this issue, and is which is making constant progress in UAV safety systems, is DJI Innovations.

Their consistent effort to improve the safety of their aircraft and to decrease the risk they pose already brought us No Fly Zone software, which prevents DJI copters from flying around airports and other prohibited areas. This time they are introducing a “Drop speed reduction system”, a complex name for something that is in essence a parachute.

The system weighs around 500gr (~1.2 lbs), can be mounted on top od DJI S800 or S1000, and is deployed in half a second, in case of emergency. It also includes automatic power-off function, and is compatible with WooKong-M and DJI A2 flight controllers.

Though the DropSafe system is designed to minimize damage to the drone and onboard camera in the event of an accident, it is not guaranteed that there will be no damage at all. And with a parachute, there is also the possibility that the drone will be blown away or get stuck in a tree. Still, it’s better than having your drone and camera smash into someone.

As with the above mentioned “No Fly Zone” firmware, it is reasonable to expect that the DropSafe and similar parachute systems will become standard UAV equipment in the near future.



tags: , , , , , ,


Dronologista Aviation & Drone Enthusiast
Dronologista Aviation & Drone Enthusiast





Related posts :



Robot Talk Episode 34 – Interview with Sabine Hauert

In this week's episode of the Robot Talk podcast, host Claire Asher chatted to Dr Sabine Hauert from the University of Bristol all about swarm robotics, nanorobots, and environmental monitoring.
28 January 2023, by

Special drone collects environmental DNA from trees

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.
27 January 2023, by

The robots of CES 2023

Robots were on the main expo floor at CES this year, and these weren’t just cool robots for marketing purposes. I’ve been tracking robots at CES for more than 10 years, watching the transition from robot toys to real robots.
25 January 2023, by

Robot Talk Episode 33 – Interview with Dan Stoyanov

In this week's episode of the Robot Talk podcast, host Claire Asher chatted to Professor Dan Stoyanov from University College London all about robotic vision, surgical robotics, and artificial intelligence.
20 January 2023, by

When a professor meets a farmer

There's a clear need for technology in farming but its problems are systemic, finds a critical design professor when she visits a flower bulb farmer. Watch this new episode of FRAIM in the Field.
19 January 2023, by





©2021 - ROBOTS Association


 












©2021 - ROBOTS Association