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PrecisionHawk’s Michael Chasen to Lead Drone Advisory Commit…

photo courtesy PrecisionHawk The FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) has been instrumental in helping to form commercial drone regulations, and the best example in the drone sector of industry working in collaboration with government.  On Friday, the FAA and Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced that PrecisionHawk CEO Michael …

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Australian Firm Releases Wearable Drone Detector

Photo courtesy of DroneShield Australian counter-drone firm DroneShield has released a wearable UAV detection product that weighs just over 2 pounds. RfPatrol is designed for use by military, law enforcement, security and VIP customers. Since it doesn’t emit jamming signals, it’s legal in more jurisdictions than many other counter-UAS products. Rogue …

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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

image public domain It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from …

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Zurich Researchers Teach Drone to Dodge with Dynamic Obstacl…

One of the many things preventing urban drone deliveries reaching Amazone Prime levels of mass adoption is the threat of interference, whether that’s from pets, kids, thieves, gun-toting neighbors or rogue footballs. Researchers at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, are working on sense and avoid technology that could provide drones …

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TORUS: Atmospheric Scientists Using Drones To Understand Tor…

During spring and summer supercell thunderstorms roam through the central United States, bringing with them lightning, huge hailstones and dangerously high winds. Some develop tornadoes, and a collective of atmospheric scientists led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are using drones to better understand why. The TORUS research project (Targeted Observation …

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Cape: Aerial Telepresence Changes the Definitions of Pilot a…

Aerial telepresence is a relatively new concept – and Cape Aerial Telepresence™ is the first platform in use for commercial drones.   The idea is a game changer for drone missions, changing the definition of “pilot” and “commander” for drones. In a stunning demonstration at AUVSI’s Xponential, Cape’s VP of …

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Is Flight Over People the Tipping Point for the Commercial D…

In The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, author Malcolm Gladwell defines the tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point”.  It’s hard to say exactly when the tipping point for the commercial drone industry will be, or what in particular might cause …

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