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by ,   -   September 11, 2014

The purpose of the “Aerial Clicker” is to crowdsource the tagging of aerial imagery captured by UAVs in humanitarian settings.

by ,   -   September 3, 2014

While we made up the term “Airchaeology”, we define it as the study of human activity in the past, conducted from the air in the present. Our Airchaeology Expedition in Southern Turkey included dozens of flights over the ancient cities of Aphrodisias and Ephesus. Check out the high-resolution aerial maps we produced.

by   -   July 31, 2014

As drones become more ubiquitous, their safety systems are becoming increasingly important. One company that understands this issue, and is which is making constant progress in UAV safety systems, is DJI Innovations.

by   -   July 30, 2014

Maps Made Easy provides up-to-date maps out of stitched imagery, that are accurate enough even for GIS professionals. Now being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

by   -   June 30, 2014

It turns out that South African soil is fertile ground for UAV enthusiasm and businesses.

by   -   May 29, 2014

The sold-out 2nd annual sUSB Expo 2014, held in San Francisco earlier this month, focused on small UAVs for commercial use.

by   -   May 12, 2014

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Raphael Pirker (above) remains the only individual fined by the FAA for using a small drone. An NTSB judge later ruled that the FAA didn’t go through the proper procedures to legally regulate small unmanned aircraft such as Pirker’s.

by   -   May 8, 2014

SUASBexpoWatch the live stream from the  second sUSB-Expo in San Francisco. Speakers include Henri Seydoux of Parrot Drone, Wolfgang Juchmann of Velodyne LiDAR, Rory Paul of Volt Aerial Robotics, Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics and many more. See the full schedule below of this two-day event. 

by   -   April 18, 2014

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Americans are optimistic about flying robots providing a public benefit in the long-term, but currently are against wide commercial and personal use, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

by   -   April 8, 2014

Helen Greiner who co-founded iRobot 14 years ago spoke yesterday at the DEMO conference. Helen is now the co-founder and CEO of CyPhy Works, a startup developing “Unmanned Ariel Systems” or drones for industrial applications. In her brief DEMO Labs talk (see video below), Helen takes us through the next five years of drones — from hobbyist toys to industrial surveillance.

by   -   April 2, 2014

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Drone’s eye view of Hisanohama, Fukushima prefecture. The blue marker indicates the drone launch point. © Mapbox © OpenStreetMap

tumblr_inline_n5n0khEZzH1s4nvewIt’s been three years since a massive magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed large parts of the eastern coast of Japan and incapacitated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Life for many of the displaced families, however, has far from returned to normal; around 150,000 residents of the prefecture are still living as evacuees in temporary accommodations, and many villages are still too contaminated for people to return. What is the current state of the cleanup and reconstruction effort? Drone Adventures teamed up with Taichi Furuhashi, researcher at the Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo, to try to answer this question.