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Legislation Regulating UAVs Comes to Connecticut

Posted by UAO Staff on February 13, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a popular topic in state legislatures across the U.S., and Connecticut is now the latest state to enter the discussion. State Reps. James Albis, D-East Haven, and Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, are drafting a bill requiring [Read More]

Delivery UAVs Are Coming to the United Arab Emirates

Posted by UAO Staff on February 10, 2014

In a year's time, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says the country will use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver official documents, such as identity cards, driver's licenses and other permits. The UAV delivery scheme is part of a program [Read More]

Research Institute Aims to Use UAVs for Road Assessments

Posted by UAO Staff on February 04, 2014

The Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) is investigating ways to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to map roads, identify potholes and understand traffic. One project, dubbed Unpaved Roads, ‘aims to help departments of transportation across the country assess and predict [Read More]

Bill Regulating Use of UAVs Comes to Utah

Posted by UAO Staff on January 31, 2014

As in several states, a bill regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has found its way into the Utah state legislature. State Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, introduced the bill, which ‘would prohibit using [UAVs] for gathering information without [Read More]

FAA Grants UT Arlington Certificate of Authorization to Fly UAVs

Posted by UAO Staff on January 28, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) a certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over specific university property at a height no greater than 400 feet. UT Arlington is [Read More]

Texas Legislators Differ on Using UAVs for Border Security

Posted by UAO Staff on January 23, 2014

Politicians in Texas are divided when it comes to using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to patrol the Mexican border. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration selected Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as one of six test site operators for UAV research [Read More]

Bill Regulating Use of UAVs Introduced in Massachusetts Legislature

Posted by UAO Staff on January 16, 2014

A bill aiming to regulate the usage of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been filed in the Massachusetts state legislature. The bill, ‘An Act to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles,’ recommends strict usage of UAVs by government entities [Read More]

LSU Researchers Study Crop-Monitoring Applications of UAVs

Posted by UAO Staff on January 06, 2014

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) researchers are trying to determine if using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can help farmers monitor their crops for potential problems. ‘We are investigating the use of UAVs to see what the capabilities are,’ [Read More]

Solid Concepts, Wildlife Conservation Look to UAVs to Stop Poaching

Posted by UAO Staff on December 09, 2013

Solid Concepts, a provider of rapid prototyping and custom manufacturing services, is partnering with the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge (wcUAVc) for an international competition that is seeking students from around the globe to create inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). According [Read More]