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Silicon Valley Start-Up Debuts ‘Internet of Drones’ Platform

Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up FlytBase Inc. has launched a new cloud platform the company calls the “first Drone API as a Service” offering, which...

Florida Utility Preps for Drone Use Ahead of Storm Season

This week, as part of its storm-season preparations, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) hosted a "staging site" training program, which included the use...

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...

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