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State DOT: How Can UAVs Aid in Bridge Inspections?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2015

Using an Aeryon SkyRanger drone, a team including the Minnesota Department of Transportation evaluated the effectiveness of UAVs as tools for safer and more cost-effective inspections.

International Unmanned Vehicle Challenge Opens for Competitor Submissions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2015

The organizer for the upcoming Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) – United Arab Emirates-based Khalifa University – says it has begun receiving proposals for the challenge. Teams will submit their proposals to participate in three challenges and the [Read More]

Utility Drone Usage Poised for Major Growth, Says Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Navigant Research predicts that drones and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution in every region of the world will skyrocket in the coming years.

Mid-Atlantic Company Goes with senseFly eBee UAS for Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Caron East Inc., a dealer of surveying equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially operate the senseFly eBee unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to the company’s petition for exemption [Read More]

Retail Chain Kroger Gets FAA Drone Exemption

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2015

The Kroger Co., one of the world’s largest retailers, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate the DJI Inspire 1 for capturing aerial footage. According to the petition for exemption, the company’s [Read More]

Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission Kicks off First Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

At the inaugural meeting of public- and private-sector stakeholders, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Mark Warner stressed the importance of “pushing” the Federal Aviation Administration forward.

‘Drone Advocates for Public Safety’ Coalition Launches

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

A coalition of public-safety officers and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry partners recently formed the Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS), a nonprofit group that will focus on training first responders in using drones to support their operations. DAPS will [Read More]

No-Drone Zones Commence in DC, NY and Philly for Pope’s Visit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia that these cities and the surrounding communities are no-drone zones from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27. The FAA has flight restrictions [Read More]

FLIR’s New Thermal Camera: A Boon for a Range of Drone Operators

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on September 17, 2015

From solar panel to utility to infrastructure inspections, the FLIR Vue Pro provides a simple way to add thermal imaging to a myriad of small unmanned aircraft system applications.

Ohio-Based Theiss Aviation Becomes Theiss UAV Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 17, 2015

Theiss Aviation Inc., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions company based in Salem, Ohio, has been acquired by Lauren International, a vertically integrated manufacturing company in Philadelphia, Ohio. Theiss, renamed Theiss UAV Solutions LLC under Lauren, will now have access [Read More]