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