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Embry-Riddle Gets $1M from DARPA for Enhanced UAV Flight Control

Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Creare LLC have received a Phase II $1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)...

Project Wing’s Ponto Named Chairman of the Board at Commercial Drone Alliance

The Commercial Drone Alliance has appointed a new chairman of the board, Laura Ponto, who serves as head of public policy and regulatory affairs...

GE Launches Company Dedicated to Robotics, Drones for Inspections

GE Ventures has launched Avitas Systems, a new company that will use predictive data analytics, robotics – including drones - and artificial intelligence to deliver...

NASA, Texas Test Site Share Latest on UAS Traffic Management Work

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (LSUASC) is highlighting its recent participation in a series of...

3G-Guided UAV Flies Beyond Line of Sight for 30 Miles

French company Delair-Tech recently flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator for a total of...
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Colorado Governor Green-Lights Drone Initiative for Public Safety

Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., has signed into law a bill that mandates the creation of a study on how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can...
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Los Angeles Fire Department Makes the Case for Unmanned Aircraft

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has taken a step toward adopting unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which the department believes could provide officers with...
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Federal Officials Get Specialized Drone Training in Idaho

This week, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are conducting an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training seminar for DOE...
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Transportation Secretary Chao Talks Drones: Challenges, Proposals & What’s Next

As a keynote speaker at last week’s third annual Drone Focus Conference in Fargo, N.D., Elaine Chao, newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department...

NASA Researchers Green-Lighted for UAS Feasibility Investigations

Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod...

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