Sony Mobile Communications is forming a drone creation partnership with Tokyo-based robotics firm ZMP.
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Sony will contribute its imaging and telecommunications knowhow to the conglomerate, while ZMP will provide robotics and automated driving technology. The UAVs will not be offered up to the public during the initial release, as enterprise customers will exclusively possess the first opportunity to purchase the product. The joint company Aerosense will sell the first line of the UAVs.
In other drone news, Taiwan’s government is mulling stricter aerial drone regulations according to the nation’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The comment comes in the wake of recent incidents involving UAVs and possible public safety concerns. Also, the British Civil Aviation Authority (also abbreviated as CAA) today released a set of rules called "Dronecode," which citizens must follow when operating the devices.
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Sony has tackled cameras, mobile, home entertainment, and gaming consoles. So what’s next? Drones. Sony Mobile Communications is teaming up with Tokyo-based robotics firm ZMP, Inc. to create UAVs …
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