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.
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.
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.
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.
Three-day event closes with working groups addressing stress, sleep monitoring data
The entire fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones are all controlled by one computer. The fleet size is dependent on the animation needed and can range from hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones or even more in the future.
WiBotic Announces $2.5 Million in New Funding for its Wireless Power Solutions for the Robotics Industry
Company's Wireless Power and Battery Intelligence Solutions Enable Robots to Operate 100% Autonomously
ASCEND continues focus on applicable knowledge with new offering of one-on-one mentor meetings; optional day of intensive training on FAA Part 107 test for drone certification also added to conference schedule
XPONENTIAL 2017 - Miami Beach Drone Technology Startup Airborne Response Invited to Exhibit at XPONENTIAL '17 -- World's Largest Unmanned Vehicle Systems Industry Show -- in Dallas
Company will be one of only 32 global startup firms appearing in special start-up pavilion at AUVSI's marquee industry event
DroneDeploy Users Have Generated Nearly $150 million in Economic Value with 10 Million Acres Mapped.
The Unmanned Safety Institute, the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today at the National Science Teacher Association's National Conference, that it has launched a major CTE workforce development initiative in conjunction with high schools and colleges throughout the United States.
James Vincent for The Verge: A pair of hospitals in the Swiss city of Lugano have been testing the use of drones to transport laboratory samples. Since mid-March, logistics company Swiss Post has operated more than 70 tests flights between the two hospitals, and announced today that it plans to establish a regular service by 2018.
Ben Coxworth for New Atlas: There may indeed be laws limiting the places in which aerial drones can be flown, but if someone sees a drone breaking one of those laws - particularly if it's from a distance - how do they know who's responsible? Drone manufacturer DJI has suggested a solution, in the form of what amounts to an "electronic license plate." The idea is that all drones would come equipped with inexpensive radio equipment that transmits both their location and a user-specific identification code.
Jonathan Vanian for Fortune: In addition to data about hobbyist-owned drones, the FAA said that it expects roughly 442,000 drones to be used by businesses by 2021 for tasks like taking pictures of farmland or inspecting cell phone towers. That's nearly ten times as many drones than the 42,000 the FAA said businesses used in 2016.
Reuters: Airspace is among some 70 companies working on counter-drone systems as small consumer and commercial drones proliferate. But unlike others, it aims to catch drones instead of disabling them or shooting them down.
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