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The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 1/11/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Our Media Portals page was created in January 2015 to serve as resources for individuals interested in studying drones. As the Bard spring academic semester...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 1/4/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone 2015 was a busy year in the drone world. As we head into 2016, we looked back at the biggest news stories of the year. Here’s the 2015 Drone Year in Revie...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/29/15

  In the News Drones have been banned from World Cup ski events after a large multirotor drone that was being used to film a race nearly hit one of the skiers. Austrian skier Marcel Hirsche...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/21/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military’s future-making technology organization, is playing a crucial role in the development of ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/14/15

  At the Center for the Study of the Drone This week we published “Drone Sightings and Close Encounters: An Analysis,” which examines over 900 incidents involving drones and manned airc...


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Drones for modesty (video)

We've heard of drones for good, and drones for journalism, but this is the cheekiest use of drones we've seen yet. Video by Japanese luxury online retailer Buyma. Enjoy!...
14 December 2015, by

New comprehensive report on the risks drones pose to aircraft

With the holiday season approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that up to one million new drones will be entering U.S. airspace, creating potentially dangerous situations for...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/7/15

News The Academy of Model Aeronautics and Best Buy are collaborating on a project to educate new drone users on how to fly. Best Buy will begin displaying in its stores educational materials that e...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/30/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone This fall season has been a busy one for the drone industry, and, for some a very lucrative one. The past few months have seen a spike in the sale of milita...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/16/15

  At the Center for the Study of the Drone By now, we are well-acquainted with drones that fly, crawl, and sail, but what about drones that plumb the depths of the ocean, scouring the seas ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/9/15

 At the Center for the Study of the Drone We have updated our database of companies currently operating drones within the U.S. In this latest update, we discuss a growing trend in companies that...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/2/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Lisa Ellman knows a thing or two about the challenges of regulating domestic drones use. During a three-year stint at the White House, she served as a princ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/26/15

A Message from the Center for the Study of the Drone The Center for the Study of the Drone was founded in 2012 to create original, inquiry-driven content and resources that help the public and poli...

Governments greasing wheels in robotics

The South Korean government funded Samsung $14.8M to develop and manufacture industrial robots; the US FDA just gave approval to Corindus Vascular Robotics for a new medical device; and the US FAA s...
21 October 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/19/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone While drones and targeted killing have received almost no attention so far in the presidential elections, it is an issue in which the next commander-in-chie...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/12/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone The MQ-9 Reaper is perhaps the most famous military drone in history. While many will immediately recognize its distinctive shape, few outside the Pentagon ...

Courtship of the drone fireflies: A short movie with flying robots and lights

Drones, lights and nature combine in Drone Courtship, a short movie about a magical encounter between two flying robots set in a forest of centennial trees. A collaboration between Atelier D. Schlae...
08 October 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/5/15

At the Center for the Study of the Drone Unmanned aircraft have already revolutionized war and commerce, but now a new breed of ultra-high-altitude aircraft capable of remaining airborne for extens...

Key take-aways from the DroneApps Forum

The first DroneApps Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, recently assembled 150 drone professionals from Europe, the US, Japan, and Australia for a two-day exchange of ideas. What set the event apart was ...
02 October 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/28/15

[clear] At the Center for the Study of the Drone One year ago, the British Parliament authorized military intervention against the Islamic State. We have dived into the Royal Air Force’s repor...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/21/15

Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a drone bill that, if enacted, would have placed greater restrictions on drone use than any other piece of state legislation. The story of S....

Watch flying machines weave a rope bridge you can walk on

[tweetquote]Using quadrocopters and some rope, researchers have woven together a bridge strong enough to walk across.[/tweetquote] Made at the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, the bridg...
18 September 2015, by

Tweets from #DroneApps

DroneApps is a two-day forum for executives in charge of planning and leading the commercial use of drones in companies looking to increase productivity, reduce risks and conquer new markets, taking ...
14 September 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/14/15

[clear] We have continued our analysis of hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration’s reports of near misses involving drones and manned aircraft. Among other things, we discovered that inciden...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 9/7/15

From comedy to car commercials, drones have provoked a frenzy of popular media portrayals that are equal parts funny, hyperbolic, and disturbing. We take a closer look at these representations in orde...
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Fotokite Phi, with Sergei Lupashin

Transcript included. In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks with Sergei Lupashin about Perspective Robotics' tethered flying camera, the Fotokite Phi, which is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Th...
04 September 2015, by

Price wars: Counting the cost of drones, planes and satellites

One of the main advantages of drone-based imaging touted by both manufacturers and service providers is its low cost compared to competing technologies like airplanes and satellites. But a simple Inte...
03 September 2015, by

California drone bill misses the mark

Last week, the California state Assembly approved Senate Bill 142 which, if adopted, would restrict drone operators from flying below 350 feet above ground level (AGL) over real property unless they o...
01 September 2015, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 8/31/15

The U.S. National Guard operates a substantial—and strategically critical—fleet of Predator and Reaper drones in America’s wars. Now, the service is taking steps to bring those drones home for u...







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