Industry Events

University ‘Drone Data Race’ Incorporates Environmental Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Tomorrow, the aerial and aquatic robot research group of the California State University Channel Islands (CI) is hosting a “drone data race” in Camarillo, Calif. The event is based on a traditional drone race but incorporates the collection of environmental [Read More]

UAS Tech Forum Comes to Wichita in August

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

A “Shark Tank”-style unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) event is coming to Wichita, Kan., this summer. Regarded as the annual anchor event for the UAS Cluster Initiative for Oklahoma and south Kansas – a collaborative funded by the U.S. Small Business [Read More]

Georgia Tech Takes Top Spot at Windy Collegiate Drone Racing Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

Atlanta’s Georgia Institute of Technology has emerged victorious in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship, according to Purdue University. Organized by the Purdue Drone Club, the event involved participants from 27 competing universities. The pilots used homemade drones to [Read More]

Purdue University Invites Public to Collegiate Drone Racing Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

This Saturday, West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University is hosting the “Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship,” which will feature 48 drone pilots from schools across the U.S. According to a news release from the university, the Purdue Drone Club will compete [Read More]

Kansas State Takes UAS Prep Course on the Road

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 07, 2017

The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is taking its Part 107 preparation course on the road and heading south to Dallas. Designed to help professionals successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new remote [Read More]

A Closer Look at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the keynote lineup for XPONENTIAL 2017, taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas on May 8-11. The keynote program will be hosted by The Weather Channel’s [Read More]

Rochester Institute of Technology Hosting Another UAS Workshop

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

A researcher at upstate New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has won a grant from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society to host a workshop on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at RIT this fall. Emmett Ientilucci was awarded [Read More]

DJI Kicks off Global Drone Photography Workshop with Pro Elia Locardi

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

DJI is partnering with professional travel photographer and videographer Elia Locardi to host the “DJI Drone Photography Workshop.” In addition to teaching how to master drone photography both in the field and in post-processing, the workshop will also include safe [Read More]

FAA Administrator Huerta to Address This Year’s UAS Symposium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced that Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will address the annual FAA UAS Symposium, which is being held March 27-29. The event, taking place at the Hyatt [Read More]

Drone Team Grabs $1M Grand Prize in N.Y. Business Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced AutoModality, a drone team originally out of California, as the winner of the $1 million grand prize from GENIUS NY, a business competition focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors [Read More]