NEWS

  • December 19, 2014
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    (Source: USNews.com) Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. By a 2-1 margin, those who had an opinion ...
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  • December 19, 2014
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    (Source: cnet.com) A man in Melbourne, Australia has been fined AU$850 after crashing a recreational drone over a police operation and coming close to injuring one of the police officers on the ground. During a nine-hour police siege in south-west Melbourne the man was flying a “recreational drone” above police before it crashed ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    Drones are a hot gifting item this holiday season. If you are among the uninitiated and are wondering what the fuss is all about, here are some of the best drone videos from holiday 2014: The Santa Drone by Brian Martin: On Halloween, a YouTuber (YouTubian?) outfitted a drone with a ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: theverge.com)   The sky may look very different in a few decades. This week’s Big Future takes a look at how the world will change as drone technology spreads, filling the world’s rooftops and skies. Tech giants like Amazon and Google are testing them out as delivery robots, but those early ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: 3drobotics.com‘s Roger Sollenberger)   Over the past year personal drones have drawn a ton of media coverage, more and more frequently from TV news and high-profile outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Vice and the Washington Post. I personally come from a liberal arts background, and until I first entered ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: Market Watch)   Whenever someone approaches me as I’m flying a drone, the first thing they ask is, “so, are you trying to spy on someone?” Every time. And every time, my answer is no. Unlike your surprisingly stealthy iPhone camera, drones are too large to not see. They’re also too loud to ...
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  • December 18, 2014
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    (Source: sUAS News)   The LPS technology of Novadem (Local Positioning System) allows for the first time to perform fully automatic inspection of structures. Based on its own terrestrial beacons network, the LPS technology reaches a centimeter-level accuracy while being independent from the satellite coverage. Aix-en-Provence. Novadem, manufacturer of micro-UAVs for civil and military ...
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  • December 17, 2014
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    A new drone kid on the Kickstarter block may resemble Google’s Project Wing, but its inventor says it’s much more than a delivery drone – and much faster. X PlusOne is a bi-wing hybrid drone prototype that can not only achieve hover stability but also has broken the 100 kmh barrier. “The ...
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  • December 17, 2014
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    It has been just over a year since Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes and demonstrated how drones are the next big transformative technology. If you live in Silicon Valley or are a dog, that one year felt like seven and a lot transpired. Drones have gone from “the next big ...
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  • December 17, 2014
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    SPH Engineering announced on Wednesday that UgCS is now out of Beta stage and is available for purchase.  UgCS is universal ground control software for simultaneously managing multiple drones from different manufacturers with single software. It employs advanced algorithms and leverages a specific UAV’s capabilities for calculating routes and object avoidance. For nearly ...
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  • December 17, 2014
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    from media.precisionhawk.com Billion dollar industries have spent the last few years preparing; educating themselves and evaluating the value of unmanned aerial systems for an assortment of civilian applications, and they aren’t going to miss out. Globally, companies, including our own, are operating safely and responsibly within existing guidelines across agriculture, energy ...
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  • December 17, 2014
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    (Source: motherboard.vice.com)   A New York City council member is introducing legislation that would ban drones in the city, according to draft legislation obtained by Motherboard. The bill would amend the city’s existing administrative code on aviation to severely restrict drones within city limits, essentially banning them except under very specific circumstances. The measure, ...
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