NEWS

  • November 21, 2014
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    (Source: louisvillecardinal.com)   Before robotic and futuristic drones took to the skies, male honeybees were considered the original drone. Chase Murray, an industrial and systems engineering professor from Auburn University, used this little bit of entertaining trivia to open his seminar about Drones in Logistics. Drones are now known as unmanned aerial ...
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  • November 21, 2014
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    (Source: ktla.com)   A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and face mask was caught on surveillance video Tuesday using a rock to break the glass doors at PMG Multi-Rotors in Corona before making off with $500,000 worth of drones. The thief stole 11 high-tech drones and helicopters used in movie production, according to ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: techcrunch.com)   Amazon and Google might be chest-thumping about their respective drone delivery programs but the technology is still years out from being feasible in dense urban environments. Dr Mirko Kovac, director of Imperial College London‘s current aerial robotics lab, suggests it could be as far out as a decade. “Drone delivery ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: auvsi.org) Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan. 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: CNN Money)   The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites. Facebook (FB, Tech30) wants to know: Are you an avionics ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: airware.com)   Airware, creator of a hardware, software, and cloud services platform for commercial drone development and operation, announced on Wednesday it has raised a strategic investment from GE Ventures, the investment arm of GE. GE and Airware will work together to identify ways that Airware’s platform can help deliver safer, more ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: NY Daily News)   Forget about Santa’s sleigh, TGI Fridays is launching flying drones laden with mistletoe to get diners in the holiday spirit. The chain launched the drone — which features an HD kiss cam and can film for up to 20 minutes — in the UK Wednesday after research revealed ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: The Atlantic)   Drones are, largely, military tools—hardened, efficient machines of war. They’re sturdy, not fuzzy. Strong, not brittle. And they should definitely not start breaking down upon impact. But breaking down is exactly what the bio-drone is supposed to do. Created—or rather, grown—by a team of 15 students from Stanford University, ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: The Globe and Mail)   Drones! They’re not just for killing terrorists. As small unmanned aircraft become cheaper and more commonplace, their applications are getting more and more workaday. Like, for instance, wedding photos. “Now let’s say you were about to get married, and you see an amazing shot of the whole ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: talkingpointsmemo.com) NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials are investigating after three commercial pilots reported drones flying near their planes as they approached John F. Kennedy Airport this week. The latest incident occurred Wednesday as a JetBlue flight from Savannah, Georgia, reported a drone flying at about 400 feet. Authorities say on Sunday ...
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