Drones Need To Solve Their Human Problem

Drones Need To Solve Their Human Problem

When Amazon first announced its Prime Air drone delivery program years ago, the reaction ranged from the incredulous to the slightly skeptical. Fast forward to 2015, and Amazon is releasing as many technical details on its flying machines as it can — air speed, flight altitude, cargo capacity and landing capabilities were all major points of emphasis in an information video released by the retailer late last year. By all […]

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New Drone Proposal

New Drone Proposal

A New Drone Proposal Could Make Businesses Very Happy Amendment would make it easier for businesses to fly small drones. It may get easier for businesses to fly small drones. Two Illinois Representatives, Rodney Davis and Cheri Bustos, introduced an amendment on Thursday to a federal bill that would let companies fly drones weighing less than 4.4 pounds for commercial purposes without FAA approval. The amendment, which was attached to […]

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Which came first, the drone or the PowerEgg?

Which came first, the drone or the PowerEgg?

The PowerEgg unfolds to reveal a fully-functional quadcopter (Credit: PowerVision) From Gizmag Conventional drones are often billed as portable, though they’re also often a collection of rods, rotors, and other bits and pieces that are perfect for catching on things and getting tangled. To make taking drones into the backcountry a bit less onerous, Beijing-based Powervision Robot has taken the gubbins of a quadcopter and built them into a giant […]

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Police to deploy drones for Tokyo Marathon

Police to deploy drones for Tokyo Marathon

The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that it will deploy several drones as part of efforts to ensure security at the Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 28. In December, the police department introduced its unmanned aerial vehicle, which can intercept suspicious drones. This will be the police department’s first drone deployment for a large sporting event, the agency said Friday. It also plans to use aerial shots from private-sector drones and […]

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Drone video service starts at ski resort

Drone video service starts at ski resort

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Skiers at a resort west of Lake Tahoe can have their experience recorded via drone as part of a unique exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration. Cape Productions is reportedly the first in the country to be allowed by the FAA to fly within 500 feet of people. The company first set up at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, and plans to expand […]

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