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Betsy Lillian

Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian has been the editor of Unmanned Aerial Online since 2014. She also serves as an associate editor of sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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A Chat with the Grandfather of Drone SAR: Harvey, FAA & Public Perception

Affectionately known as the grandfather of drone search and rescue (SAR), Gene Robinson has been flying unmanned aircraft pretty much his whole life, starting...

The Lily Drone is Back

Following its acquisition of troubled Lily Robotics Inc., Mota Group’s new LILY division has launched the Lily Next-Gen drone, as well as the Lily...

Measure Expands Drone Solutions for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services for enterprise customers, has announced an expansion of its solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC)...
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Intel Uses Drones, AI to Help Save Polar Bears and Whales

Today, on World Animal Day, Intel Corp. is announcing two successful wildlife research expeditions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and drones.In two separate collaborations...
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National Association of Tower Erectors Names UAS Committee Roster

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has announced the expanded roster of participants on its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) committee.According to NATE, the...

Despite Opposition, L.A. Sheriff’s Dept. Not Grounding Drone

Despite a vote from the Los Angeles County’s Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission to ground the technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will...

Colorado Center of Excellence Seeks Public Support for UAS in Firefighting Program

The Colorado Center of Excellence (CoE) for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting has announced the launch of its online support application for testing unmanned aircraft...

Insitu, Esri Help Combat Oregon Wildfire With UAS and Data

In collaboration with Esri, Boeing subsidiary Insitu has completed unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test flights and subsequent firefighting support in Oregon.The test flights were...

As Planned, DJI Launches Local Data Mode for Increased Privacy

DJI has rolled out its previously announced local data mode, which allows drone operators to stop sending or receiving data over the internet.According to...
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Mercedes-Benz, Matternet Try out Drone-Plus-Van Deliveries

Mercedes-Benz Vans, U.S. drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have kicked off a pilot project in Zurich, Switzerland, to test a...

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