Teaching Drones How To Crash Safely

Simon Parkin for MIT Technology Review: Drone delivery won't happen until the unmanned vehicle can master the emergency landing.

NDSU Students Are First North Dakota Team to Compete in International Aerial Robotics Competition

North Dakota will be competing, for the first time ever, in the world's oldest aerial robotics competition for colleges and universities. A team of North Dakota State University students will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the competition, which runs from July 25th to July 27th.

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Builds The Fastest Racing Drone

DRL Sets the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM Title for the Fastest Ground Speed by a Battery-powered Remote-controlled Quadcopter

New Army technology enables simultaneous multiple drone control

Kris Osborn for Defense Systems: "SCORCH is a system consisting of intelligent UAS autonomous behaviors and an advanced user interface that allows a single operator to effectively control up to three UAS simultaneously,"

Deepest Underwater Consumer Drone from Blueye Robotics Reveals Ocean Depths Previously Unseen by Non-Scientists

Blueye Pioneer Dives to 150 Meters; Robust, Stable HD Camera Delivers True Colors with Super-Clear Image Quality

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Echo Huang for Quartz: Designed by JD, the white, four-wheeled droid can carry five packages at once and travel 20 km (12.4 miles) if fully charged.

Teal Group Predicts Worldwide Civil Drone Production Will Soar $73.5 Billion Over the Next Decade

Teal Group's 2017 World Civil UAS Market Profile and Forecast forecasts that non-military UAS production will total $73.5 billion in the next decade, soaring from $2.8 billion worldwide in 2017 to $11.8 billion in 2026, a 15.5 % compound annual growth rate in constant dollars.

Drone Racing League Season 2: More Funding, More Drones

Marco Margaritoff for The Drive: Drone Racing League Season 2 acquires $20m in additional Series B funding and is ready for takeoff next week on ESPN.

This cutting-edge drone port could be the future of the shopping mall as we know it

Megan Harney for Business Insider: CallisonRTKL wants to transform the shell of the former mall into a delivery warehouse that's ideal for drone takeoff and delivery.

Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which creates less carbon pollution?

Science Daily: A new study finds that drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some -- but not all -- scenarios.

Visible Flight: Drones Raise Filmmaking Opportunities

Despite all of the new tools, drones are still only used in about 10 percent of film productions where a camera drone and crew can cost less than $3,000 compared to $25,000 for a helicopter shoot.

Drones, autonomous vehicles on Echodyne's radar as it pulls in $29M from investors

Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne's radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.

Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA's drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.

The US coast guard is deploying drones to catch increasingly tech-savvy drug traffickers

Neha Thirani Bagri for Quartz: The drone takes into account things like a vessel's size, cargo, and movement, to determine if it might be a security threat. When a "target of interest" is detected, a go-fast boat is launched, and the chase begins.

CTA Publishes Its First-Ever Drones Standard at Technology & Standards Forum

Three-day event closes with working groups addressing stress, sleep monitoring data

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