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Roofing Company Carries out UAV Inspection in the Dark

Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance has completed what it says is the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved nighttime commercial drone flight.The company...

Danish Maritime Authority Opts for UAS-Based Lighthouse Inspections

The Danish Maritime Authority will soon be deploying an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to supplement inspections of the authority's lighthouses.The authority says it has...

IBM’s Watson to Bring New Capabilities to Drone Analysis

Drone company Aerialtronics is reportedly teaming up with IBM to incorporate the tech giant’s Watson computer system into drone applications - specifically, infrastructure inspections.

3DR Teams with SoCal Firm to Bring Enterprise Drone Solution to AEC Industry

Newport Beach, Calif.-based U.S. CAD - an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry consultant and Autodesk Platinum Partner - has partnered with 3D Robotics...

Tethered Drone Carries out Missouri Bridge Inspection

When completing a fracture-critical inspection on a 100-year-old bridge in Boone County, Mo., Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW) recently partnered with the University of...

Simulator Gives UAS Operators a Taste of Mining Inspections

Simlat, a provider of training solutions for unmanned vehicles, has developed what it says are high-fidelity simulation capabilities for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-based mining...

Topcon Releases New UAS Mapping Packages

Livermore, Calif.-based Topcon Positioning Group has released two new mapping kits for its Sirius Pro fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS).Topcon says the kits are...

P&C Insurance Provider Implements Drone Pilot Program

Montreal, Quebec-based Fluttrbox, a provider of a drone and analytics software platform for property and casualty (P&C) insurers, has launched a drone pilot program...

Purdue Professor Grabs Federal Grant for UAS Fieldwork in Armenia

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, a Purdue University archaeologist is implementing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to study how communities formed and...

NOAA Chooses UAS for Coastal Management Across Ecosystems

Quantum Spatial Inc., an independent geospatial data firm, will be acquiring, processing and delivering high-resolution aerial LiDAR data and multispectral imagery data from an...

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