Moving UAS Policy Boundaries Forward: Flights Near People

Moving UAS Policy Boundaries Forward: Flights Near People

Hogan Lovells In a quiet move last week, the FAA made an important revision to the requirements for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone operations, that may signal a significant policy change. Every day, industry is finding new and exciting commercial uses for drones. Here in the U.S., private commercial UAS operations are, for all practical purposes, banned unless the operator receives what is called “Section 333 Exemption” issued […]

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Aerialtronics creates smart dual camera powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

Aerialtronics creates smart dual camera powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

Aerialtronics are taking drone autonomy to the next level by developing a smart dual camera that packs massive onboard processing power with both digital daylight and thermal camera sensors. Using NVIDIA embedded SOC platform, the project, led by Michele Moscaritolo, Head of Vision at Aerialtronics, is a giant step forward in onboard data analysis and processing with drones. The prototype can process both raw data streams from the day-night camera, […]

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Drone Maintenance On Wind Turbines

Drone Maintenance On Wind Turbines

Drone Maintenance On Wind Turbines Will Be A $6 Billion Industry Within 9 Years The next time drivers see the massive wind turbines on the side of the highway used to generate electrical power, they may want to picture drones flying around them. That will be happening soon, according to a new report from market research firm Navigant Research, a Colorado-based consultancy studying emerging technologies that predicts turbine maintenance drones […]

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GoPro Drone and Hero 5 Cameras

GoPro Drone and Hero 5 Cameras

Can the GoPro Drone and Hero 5 Cameras Save The Company? Will new products help GoPro’s stock bounce back next year? 2015 has been a miserable year for GoPro ( NASDAQ:GPRO ). The action camera maker’s stock has plunged nearly 70% due to concerns about slowing growth and a drying pipeline. GoPro’s last premium device, the Hero 4 Session, fell short of sales expectations due to poor pricing and marketing. […]

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$100k prize…The MITRE Challenge: Countering Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems

$100k prize…The MITRE Challenge: Countering Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known also as drones, within the United States is growing quickly as costs drop and interest rises. Government, industry, and hobbyists are finding many ways to use these small aircraft. However, we’re also seeing unauthorized uses—resulting in drones that potentially threaten the safety of aircraft in the national airspace and create security concerns by operating near sensitive locations. The potential for nefarious […]

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