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  • April 25, 2015
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    We have made some previous suggestions for events that should be included in the inevitable Robot Olympics and we would like to submit another idea for evaluation: synchronized drone herding. Of course, during the actual event, both the herding and the video recording would be done with a drone but ...
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  • April 25, 2015
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    In a world where Fast and Furious 7 has already grossed more than $1 billion in less than three weeks, the potential of a racing drone should be as solid as The Rock’s abs — or so a British UAV firm hopes. On Monday, Lorian Aerial Technology Systems revved its crowdfunding ...
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  • April 24, 2015
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    Last week it was action sports collisions. This week, Epic Drone Videos brings us a compilation of drone crashes that are caused by… well, mostly trees, but some animals too. And, in some cases, the hand of god. Maybe. It’s unclear. But hilarious:
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  • April 24, 2015
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    (Source: mashable.com)   In a clash between the cutting-edge and the ancient, Australian academics are using drones to track the footprints of dinosaurs in Western Australia. The University of Queensland team, led by palaeontologist, Steve Salisbury, is on the trail dinosaurs left in stone along the West Kimberley coast millions of years ago. According ...
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  • April 24, 2015
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    While it’s true that many graduate degrees are not viewed as marketable in the tech-oriented marketplace (and, yes, we ARE looking at you Medieval Alchemy Studies), one European university is looking to the sky to launch students into the emerging drone industry. The University of Southern Denmark recently announced plans to ...
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  • April 23, 2015
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    With cultural icons like Amazon.com flying into the Game of Drones, there’s little doubt that UAVs will soon – if not already – blow out the mainstream consumer market. Already, drone use is one of the fastest growing recreational hobbies and global sales of drones are expected to exceed $89 ...
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  • April 23, 2015
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    Here is hoping Olivier C never runs out of fictitious space ships to turn into quadcopters. He’s done a Star Destroyer, a TIE Fighter, the Millenium Falcon and now a Snow Speeder: Oh, and he also does Despicable Me.
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  • April 23, 2015
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    (Source: xeff.org)   EFF has long warned against the dangers of warrantless drone use by law enforcement, as well as the dangers to privacy posed by private use of drones. Those dangers are still real, and we will continue to defend against them. But like any technology, drones can be used for good ...
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  • April 23, 2015
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    (Source: Daily Finance) Something big will be flying into — and ideally out of — Best Buy (BBY) next month. Hopping on the drone trend, Best Buy will begin selling 3D Robotics’ Solo. The meandering consumer electronics superstore chain already sells drones, but the store-stocked flying machines tend to be at the ...
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  • April 23, 2015
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    (Source: retailwire.com) If the FAA gives Amazon clearance for commercial rollout of its drone delivery service, the price a consumer would pay for the delivery of a five-pound package could be as low as $1.00, according to a study from the financial firm ARK Invest. Equally impressive, delivery times could drop below thirty ...
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  • April 23, 2015
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    (Source: techcrunch.com)   The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt the first drone deliveries using Matternet, a company that is working on perfecting drone-based delivery systems. The first tests will happen in Switzerland this summer and they are designed as proof of concept to “to clarify the legal framework, ...
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  • April 22, 2015
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    The drone geek world is all atwitter following the recent announcement that retailer Amazon.com obtained FAA approval to test delivery drones. And yes, this will change everything we know about online shopping and package logistics. But we’re only now in the baby-steps phase that will lead to that shining moment when ...
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  • April 22, 2015
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    Ryan Chatfield is very lucky. When most of us see our drone going down over water, we have the same thought as Mr. Chatfield: “That’s it. It’s gone.”  But Chatfield had the benefit of being a marathon runner on his side, so when his drone started to go down into the ...
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  • April 22, 2015
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    (Source: Christian Science Monitor)   While the Federal Aviation Administration is being sued because its proposed drone policy doesn’t address privacy, others argue that unmanned aerial vehicles don’t require new privacy standards, saying that existing laws are enough. It took three years for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with a proposal ...
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