NEWS

  • October 31, 2014
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    Any seasoned drone pilot can tell you flying is like a sugar high- it’s exhilarating at first and you can’t get enough of it, but eventually, there will be a crash. Fortunately, the first set of aerial training wheels for drones is about to hit the market: Panoptes’ eBumper uses four sensors ...
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  • October 30, 2014
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    (Source: CNN)   What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon? Few people would guess a drone — a term that conjures up stealth strikes and spy movies. But that’s the point for DJI, a Chinese company that dominates ...
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  • October 30, 2014
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    from CNBC.com The Federal Aviation Administration next month is expected to issue preliminary guidelines on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems or as they are better known, drones. For the most part, drones are currently banned in the U.S., while other countries have more open use policy. And it could take ...
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  • October 30, 2014
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    (Source: Quartz)   Somebody has been flying drones over nuclear power plants in France. Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said today (link in French) that an investigation has been launched to figure out who is responsible, and to “neutralize” the devices. EDF, which operates France’s 58 reactors, said that drones were spotted over seven ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    (Source: Global Post)    Non-lethal drones are a “war dividend,” says Kristin Sandvik, director of the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies in Oslo and co-author of a recent paper assessing “the transformative potential of humanitarian drones and their possible impact on humanitarian action.” “People don’t realize how fast things are changing,” says Patrick ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” –Eleanor Roosevelt According to industry reports, the UAV sector will see $98.2 billion in total cumulative spending for drones over the next 10 years — $11.8 billion of which will be for non-military commercial drones. And, while ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    (Source: droneanalyst.com)   Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a two-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) hosted by the Northern California American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).  The event was held in Reno, Nevada, (otherwise known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”), and its ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    (Source: Philly.com)   Operators who fly drones or model planes near or over large sports stadiums and auto racetracks are breaking the law and can be fined and imprisoned for up to a year, the Federal Aviation Administration warned in a notice posted on the agency’s website. The notice marks the first time ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    DJI, makers of the increasingly popular Phantom line of commercial drones, released on Wednesday updates for the Phantom 2 firmware and VISION mobile app (for iOS and Android). The full list of new features is as follows: a) Dynamic home point: when using a GPS-enabled mobile device and running the VISION ...
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  • October 29, 2014
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    (Source: Wired)   The skies of tomorrow will be filled with drones. Amazon and Google want to use them for deliveries. Construction companies are eyeing drones for building inspections. Filmmakers are already using drones to find new perspectives for storytelling. And of course, law enforcement agencies want to spy on us with ...
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