Indiana’s Valparaiso Police Department has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program, which the police say will provide additional support in several types of emergency situations. According to an announcement from the police department, which holds two Certificates of [Read More]


New York State Electric and Gas Corp. (NYSEG), a subsidiary of Avangrid, is currently deploying drones to conduct routine inspections of transmission lines in several communities in the Binghamton, Ithaca and Oneonta areas of New York State. The unmanned aircraft [Read More]

Neurala, a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included participation from Sherpa [Read More]

Poplarville, Miss.-based Pearl River Community College (PRCC) recently received a grant to start a new career-technical program that the college says will meet the needs of a 21st century industry: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). PRCC received a $215,250 Career and [Read More]

Campbell Law Review of North Carolina’s Campbell University is holding a symposium next month on the legal issues of consumer unmanned aircraft systems. According to an announcement from the university, the daylong symposium will be held Feb. 3 and will [Read More]

By a vote of 7-0, South Dakota’s Senate Transportation Committee has voted yes on a measure that would exempt unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators from having to register their drones with the state. According to the text of the legislation, [Read More]

It’s probably a no-brainer, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that Washington, D.C., is a strict no-drone zone for this Friday’s presidential inauguration. The Know Before You Fly campaign says unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators should [Read More]

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