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DARPA Flight Tests Demonstrate Optical Sense-and-Avoid Capability

A research effort associated with DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program recently conducted flight tests of a shoebox-sized, plug-and-play system designed to enable...

SICdrone, CrowdOptic to Track Points of Interest from Drone Cameras

CrowdOptic and SICdrone have partnered to equip a fleet of SICdrone unmanned aircraft with the ability to automatically orchestrate their onboard cameras to track...

‘SAFE DRONE Act’ Would Make Reckless Drone Operations a Federal Offense

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for an individual to knowingly operate...

Legislators & Industry Stakeholders Mull Unmanned Aircraft Safety

At a House hearing on drone safety, some witnesses brought up the concept of a "tombstone mentality": We cannot take action to properly regulate UAS only if a tragedy occurs.

FAA Proposes $1.9M Penalty Against UAS Company for ‘Unauthorized Operations’

The agency alleges that Chicago-based SkyPan International conducted 65 drone flights between 2012 and 2014 that endangered the safety of the National Airspace System.

Sentera Launches Data-Management Solution for Tower Inspectors

Sentera LLC, a drone, sensor and software company, has launched its OnTop platform, a proprietary software solution for inspection imagery of the cellular and...

Textron’s Aerosonde UAS Supports Wildfire-Response Efforts in Idaho

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, says it recently provided equipment and personnel, including its Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in support...

3DR Debuts Sci-Fi Series Filmed Exclusively with Solo & GoPro

Berkeley, Calif.-based drone company 3D Robotics is creating what it calls a “full-on sci-fi series,” all of which is filmed exclusively with the company’s...

Utility Drone Usage Poised for Major Growth, Says Report

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

Unmanned Helicopter Provider CybAero Gains Major Shareholder

Swedish unmanned helicopter company CybAero has gained a new shareholder in Submersive Capital, a U.S. fund that has acquired the remainder of California-based AeroVironment's...

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