Zoya Teirstein for The Verge: The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden just ruled that camera drones qualify as surveillance cameras and require a permit under Sweden's camera surveillance laws. The ruling requires owners to cough up a sizable fee in order to get their equipment off the ground, and paying to start the process is no guarantee a citizen will be granted the right to fly. County administrators will have to consider whether use of a "surveillance camera" overrides the public's right to privacy on a case-by-case basis. Aerial photographers and recreational drone users may have to rely on alternative methods to get their footage. The justices said dash cams and cameras affixed to bicycle handlebars are not in violation of the public's right to privacy because the devices are within reaching distance of the people who operate them. The ruling targets recreational and commercial users alike, and makes zero exceptions for journalists. Sweden's leading drone company Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) said up to 3,000 people may lose their jobs as a result of the court's decision. Cont'd...
"Future of Drones: Clearing the Flight Path to a Connected World" to Be Opening Day Keynote at Drone World Expo
Second Day Keynote to Address the Realities of Drone Delivery
In times of emergency, a drone is often the cheapest and most efficient way to find a missing person, deliver needed medicine, or survey a disaster scene.
H3 Dynamics and V-Cube Robotics Join Forces to Launch DRONEBOX Telerobotics Base Stations across Japan
Internet-Connected Drone Stations Set to Revolutionize Drones as a Service First Deployments Expected with Several Corporate & Government customers
Drone World Expo Welcomes Global Aerospace, MicaSense, and Oceaneering as Gold Sponsors of the Defining Event for Commercial Drone Users
Drone World Expo is pleased to announce the addition of new sponsors for the 2016 event, which will be taking place from Tuesday, November 15 - Wednesday, November 16 at the San Jose Convention Center.
IBM Watson Powered Drones Enable Cognitive Inspection with IBM Cloud, Improving Insights and Bringing New Efficiencies to Manual Inspections
MultiGP to create custom designed Indoor Drone Race Course for IDE; Qualification Round to Take Place at SoCal Maker Convention
More than 3,500 Commercial Drone Professionals from 54 countries Showcase UAV Market Growth at InterDrone 2016
Attendance up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world's largest commercial drone show
Unmanned Life and Prime Competence announced, at the Postal Innovation Platform Conference, the place to be for all key actors in postal innovation, that they have started the pilot deployment of the world's first autonomous drone-based sorting center for Post NL. It's time for disruptive innovation in the postal and e-commerce logistics sector and the enthusiasm this proposal found in Istanbul represent another proof of that.
Ultra-portable NIR micro-LiDAR module SML20 enables autonomous drone flight, fusing depth mapping and high resolution 4K video for unprecedented obstacle avoidance at a 20-meter range without added weight of conventional LiDAR
Over 100 Industry Experts Including Dozens of Prominent Women to Share Their Knowledge at 2nd Annual Drone World Expo
Details of Comprehensive Conference Program Now Available Online
AEC firms can now own an aerial analytics platform that is fully integrated with Autodesk tools for reality capture and cloud analysis
Significant Global Demand Pushes UAV Sales to Exceed $82 Billion over Next 10 Years, IHS Markit Says
US regained number one export position in 2015 from Israel; Asia/Oceania market sales to double to $15 billion
AgVault Mobile App 2.0 Battery Swap Feature Revolutionizes UAV Flight Planning and Data Capture
AUVSI to Host Workshop on Drones and the Wireless Industry at CTIA Super Mobility Conference, Sept. 8
Review of new FAA regulations for operating commercial drones
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Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control introduces new lightweight versions of select gearhead products. The new gearheads are ideal for designs where weight is a critical factor. Building on the success of Harmonic Drive LLCs current gear units, new lightweight versions were the next logical evolution of the CS/ SH product lines. With weight reductions of 20-30% without any reduction in torque ratings, the Lightweight (LW) gear units provide exceptional torque density.