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Tag : UAVs

by   -   September 25, 2014

airdog-drone

The impact on businesses of the ongoing US ban on commercial UAV operation can be seen in a snapshot of this week’s drone news. Drones are very affordable these days, and there is nothing to stop anyone purchasing a drone and deploying it for fun. But you can’t use drones in anyway for ‘commercial purposes’ in the US. That means for example, that journalists publishing drone footage are actually in breach of FAA ruling. Until recently, individuals could largely still ‘get away with it’, but a rising awareness is seeing other organizations implement bans, shutdowns or recommendations on drone use.

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   -   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

Raphael_Pirker

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 22, 2014

Groupe Gorgé, via their subsidiary ECA S.A., has acquired French UAV copter provider Infotron for €2.5 million and 375,000 shares of ECA – a combined value of around $10 million. The acquisition supplements ECA’s line of unmanned underwater and aerial devices and systems with a proven line of mini helicopter-type vertical takeoff drones.

by   -   April 18, 2014

Transient

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.