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Welcome Home, Cherry! UAS Finds Missing Pup in Tunnel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A thermal camera-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is being credited with finding a missing Chihuahua-Pomeranian dog in the U.K. on Monday morning. According to a Facebook post from the unmanned aviation services group of Wales-based Resource Group, the company joined the [Read More]

FAA Predicts the Future of Commercial, Hobbyist UAS Industry

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

“The commercial drone sector is very dynamic and appears to be at an early stage of growth,” says the federal agency, which has laid out the numbers for both the recreational and commercial UAS sectors.

Security for Multirobot Systems

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Written by Larry Hardesty on March 20, 2017

Cybersecurity work being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could have “important implications” for technology such as autonomous cars and unmanned aircraft systems.

Canada Puts ‘Sudden Regulations’ in Place for Hobbyist Drone Operators

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Citing a tripling of “incidents” involving recreational drones since 2014, Transport Canada has introduced new rules for hobbyist unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators. According to a press release from Transport Canada, Marc Garneau, the minister of transport, announced the immediate [Read More]

DJI Releases Data on Lifesaving Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Between May 2016 and February 2017, 38 lives were saved over 42 weeks; that means unmanned aircraft systems saved almost one life per week, on average, according to the drone manufacturer.

Extreme Mapping: SwiftTrainer sUAS Goes up 14,000-Foot Mountain

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colo., recently demonstrated that a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) can successfully be deployed at extreme altitudes and deliver geo-referenced aerial images. Using its SwiftTrainer, a turnkey sUAS flight [Read More]

Shooting Down UAS Would be A-OK Under Proposed Oklahoma Law

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Citing privacy issues, State Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Okla., has proposed a bill that would give immunity to those who “voluntarily damage or destroy” a drone under certain circumstances.

Senate Holding UAS Meeting on ‘Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

On March 15, U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. – chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – will convene a full committee hearing entitled “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes and Challenges.” According to the senate committee, [Read More]

Jaguar Land Rover Teams with Red Cross for Drone-Equipped SUV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

The new “Project Hero” car, which will be used to support disaster relief for the Red Cross, is based on the Land Rover Discovery luxury vehicle.

John Deere Bringing Kespry’s Automated Drone System to Job Sites

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

John Deere has forged a strategic alliance with Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kespry, which provides a fully automated drone system that takes off, flies a designated path and lands – all without operator intervention. Under the new global partnership, which will [Read More]