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New York Lawmaker Seeks Ban on UAVs Near Prisons

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

New York Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant, has introduced a bill that would ban the civilian use of drones near correctional facilities in the state. Specifically, the legislation would outlaw the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within 1,000 feet [Read More]

Utah Gov. Signs Drone Livestock Harassment Bill into Law

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Gov. Gary R. Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.217, a bill that keeps unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators from “harassing” livestock. Rolled out earlier this year by chief sponsor Rep. Scott Chew, R-District 55, and floor sponsor Sen. Don [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]

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.

Expert Drones Launches UAS Franchising Program, New York Store

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Expert Drones, a subsidiary of Dronepire Inc., has publicly unveiled its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) franchising and partnership program, which includes a full-service drone store opening soon in Upstate New York. According to the company, the program allows potential owners [Read More]

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]

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]

Parrot Introduces 3D Modeling Drone Pack with Pix4D Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 15, 2017

Parrot has introduced an all-in-one aerial imagery and 3D modeling solution for real estate and building professionals – the Parrot Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling pack. The bundle includes a Parrot Bebop 2 drone with the Parrot Skycontroller 2 remote control, a [Read More]

InterDrone Acquired by Longtime Trade Show Producer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

InterDrone, The International Drone Conference & Exposition, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, a North American producer of trade shows, from BZ Media LLC. The 2017 event, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 6-8, will be managed and [Read More]

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]