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DJI Comes up with a New Way to Identify Drone Owners

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

The electronic system would be similar to that of automotive license plates, says DJI, which explains that the proposal balances the privacy of drone operators with the concerns of authorities.

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.

UAV Helps Sheriff’s Office Recover Loads of Stolen Construction Goods

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Maryland’s Cecil County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is crediting its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with leading to the arrest of a man who had stolen nearly $400,00 worth of construction equipment. As described in a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, [Read More]

SLANTRANGE Brings New Agricultural Drone Tools to Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

SLANTRANGE Inc., a provider of drone-based remote sensing and analytics systems for agriculture, has announced the availability of its new 3p multispectral sensor system and SlantView analytics software. Introduced earlier this month, the 3p, built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight [Read More]

Legislators Re-Introduce Bill on UAS ‘Privacy and Transparency’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., have introduced bicameral legislation that they say would ensure the transparency and privacy of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. According to the lawmakers, who introduced a similar bill [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.

U.S. Air Force Deploys Quadcopter for C-17 Inspection

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) of the U.S. Air Force’s 412th Test Wing recently used a 3D Robotics drone to carry out a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane. According to an [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.