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Delivery drones approved, FAA rules, combat drone action and falcon training uavs. Read more drone related news on the Drone Center's Weekly roundup.

by   -   March 16, 2015

Should drones with remote control be considered autonomous? In Canada, apparently not.

Michigan State Police received approval from the FAA to fly a Aeryon SkyRanger drone anywhere in the state. It is the first time that the FAA has granted a law enforcement agency such latitude for drone operations.

Crocs is using drones to deliver shoes to shoppers in Japan.

Researchers in Portugal are looking into how to control a drone using brainwaves.

The FAA’s proposed drone rules would not permit the use of drones for delivering pizza, or anything else.

The Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington D.C. Credit: Matthew Bisanz // Wikipedia
The Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington D.C. Credit: Matthew Bisanz // Wikipedia

The Federal Aviation Administration has released its proposed rules for the domestic, non-recreational use of drones weighing less than 55 lbs. USA President Obama issued a memorandum that outlines new privacy guidelines for government agencies that wish to fly unmanned aircraft. Read more on this week’s Drone Center roundup.

by   -   February 11, 2015

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3D Robotics, the largest drone manufacturer in the United States, has announced its latest version of the Flight Controller App ‘Tower’ to the open-source community. Tower acts as a powerful ground control station to command any 3DR-powered drone. Tower is only available on Android at the moment, and forms the latest iteration of DroidPlanner. 

President Obama’s budget for 2016 includes, among other things, the Pentagon’s spending plans for the year. These include significant investments in drones and drone research.

by   -   February 3, 2015
The Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) surrounding Washington, D.C. Source: Wikipedia.
The Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) surrounding Washington, D.C. Source: Wikipedia.

Shortly after a Phantom crash-landed on the grounds of the White House, its maker, DJI, announced that it would release a mandatory firmware update that would restrict flights within 15.5 miles of downtown Washington, D.C.

Secret Service officers search White House grounds after a hobbyist drone crashed on the lawn.

by   -   January 27, 2015

As of December 2014, there are 442 operators approved for 'aerial work' in the UK.



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