Proposed FAA Commercial UAS Rules

From IEEE Spectrum: Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must remain within VLOS of the operator or visual observer. At all times the small unmanned aircraft must remain close enough to the operator for the operator to be capable of seeing the aircraft with vision unaided by any device other than corrective lenses. Small unmanned aircraft may not operate over any persons not directly involved in the operation. Daylight-only operations (official sunrise to official sunset, local time). Must yield right-of-way to other aircraft, manned or unmanned. May use visual observer (VO) but not required. First-person view camera cannot satisfy “see-and-avoid” requirement but can be used as long as requirement is satisfied in other ways. Maximum airspeed of 100 mph (87 knots). Maximum altitude of 500 feet above ground level... (full article)

CLEARPATH ROBOTICS RECOGNIZED ON RBR50 LIST: MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPANIES IN ROBOTICS

Robotics Business Reviews names Clearpath Robotics to their list of top 50 companies to watch in 2015

Industrial Robot Sales Are Booming, and OCTOPUZ Joins The Trend

By the end of 2017, an estimated two million industrial robots will be operating in factories around the world.

USD 5 Million Prize International Robotics Challenge Announced

he Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge intends to attract the world's best and brightest in robotics

Important new options for the world's fastest integrated controls ejector

Products in the piCOMPACT range are smaller and lighter than conventional ejectors, reducing the total weight of vacuum handling systems.

TurboFil to Introduce Innovative Bottle Capper and Pharmaceutical Track and Trace at PackExpo East

At PackExpo East, TurboFil Packaging Machines will showcase its new Multi-Head Hybrid Capper MH120, the most flexible chuck capper available for speeds up to 120 bpm. The second introduction, Reditrace Pharmaceutical Track and Trace, is a new cloud based system that makes all required data available from any location.

Robotics Business Review Announces the Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2015

With the robotics industry more competitive than ever, new companies are popping up all the time.

Call for Startups Announced for Automate Launch Pad Competition

Competition held at the Automate 2015 Show in Chicago, Illinois

Communicating Cars the Future?

If uninterrupted conversations between cars make driving safer, then self-driving cars will become safer as well.

DARPA Launches Robots4Us Video Contest for High School Students

Winners Will Earn Opportunity to Attend DARPA Robotics Challenge, Discuss Future Implications of Robotics on Society

3D Systems Completes Acquisition of Cimatron

Strengthens advanced manufacturing leadership and portfolio ---Extends global sales coverage, multiplexes cross selling opportunities ---Completes 3DS' software interoperability for 3D digital fabrication

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Releases Open-Source, Customizable Tower(SM) Flight Control App

Free App for Smartphones and Tablets Has Everything Pilots Need to Plan, Fly and Track Any 3DR-Powered Drone; Open-Source Code Allows Programmers to Build or Alter Features

HEIDENHAIN's Slim Encoder Offers Flexibility to Motor Design

HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce the addition of its new slim-design ECI 1118 rotary encoder to its expansive product line. With a thickness of only 10mm and a diameter just less than 37mm, the new absolute ECI 1118 encoder offers motor manufactures more flexibility within their design, including the ability to fit into compact applications while still retaining the high quality feedback and speed control for which HEIDENHAIN is well known.

SME's AeroDef 2015 Speakers Explore the Digital Tapestry of Product Development

Aerospace and defense manufacturing conference and exposition takes place April 20-23 in Dallas

Indiegogo - World's First Indoor/Outdoor Auto-Follow Camera Mount, Pixio, Now on Indiegogo

Robotic camera mount tracks, films and zooms in and out automatically to capture your every movement

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