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State DOT: How Can UAVs Aid in Bridge Inspections?

Using an Aeryon SkyRanger drone, a team including the Minnesota Department of Transportation evaluated the effectiveness of UAVs as tools for safer and more cost-effective inspections.

International Unmanned Vehicle Challenge Opens for Competitor Submissions

The organizer for the upcoming Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) - United Arab Emirates-based Khalifa University - says it has begun receiving...

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.

Mid-Atlantic Company Goes with senseFly eBee UAS for Mapping

Caron East Inc., a dealer of surveying equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to...

Retail Chain Kroger Gets FAA Drone Exemption

The Kroger Co., one of the world's largest retailers, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate...

Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission Kicks off First Meeting

At the inaugural meeting of public- and private-sector stakeholders, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Mark Warner stressed the importance of "pushing" the Federal Aviation Administration forward.

‘Drone Advocates for Public Safety’ Coalition Launches

A coalition of public-safety officers and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry partners recently formed the Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS), a nonprofit group...

No-Drone Zones Commence in DC, NY and Philly for Pope’s Visit

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding residents of and visitors to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia that these cities and the...

FLIR’s New Thermal Camera: A Boon for a Range of Drone Operators

From solar panel to utility to infrastructure inspections, the FLIR Vue Pro provides a simple way to add thermal imaging to a myriad of small unmanned aircraft system applications.

Ohio-Based Theiss Aviation Becomes Theiss UAV Solutions

Theiss Aviation Inc., an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions company based in Salem, Ohio, has been acquired by Lauren International, a vertically integrated manufacturing...

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