Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Make a Great Match

Drones can scout the road ahead to look for obstacles, and may even deliver goods and services to drivers someday. Drones and self-driving cars are two of the hottest topics in technology, and in some ways are made for each other. While autonomous cars can “see” all around them, their sensors are limited to a certain distance, whereas drones can scout obstacles and trouble far ahead. This is why Ford […]

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Drone Companies Gather for Data X Conference

Drone Companies Gather for Data X Conference

Drone-companies-gather-data-x-conference Drones are already changing the face of business and humanitarian work – and they are here to stay. The past year has brought significant growth with more companies exploring the potential of drones. On June 3, at the Palace of Fine Arts, the top companies in commercial drones are gathering to discuss how drones are going to further change the world, for good. The Drone Data X Conference (www.nua.io) […]

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Gov. Ducey signs statewide rules on drones

Gov. Ducey signs statewide rules on drones

Statewide rules on drones good or bad? PHOENIX — Cities and towns will be barred from making their own rules regulating drone use under legislation signed Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey that was designed to prevent a patchwork of regulations that would make it harder for businesses. Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, crafted the legislation after working with cities and towns and other groups. Businesses that hope to use […]

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Middle Ages Reenactor Spears Drone Out Of The Sky

Middle Ages Reenactor Spears Drone Out Of The Sky

Bullseye! Russian man frustrated by ‘annoying’ drone buzzing actors at medieval battle reconstruction takes the quadcopter down with a perfect throw of his spear With a single spear throw, a spearman killed the future. He was at a mock battle, part of Rusborg 2016, a festival about the early Middle Ages in Russia. An observer filmed the battle from above with a quadcopter. One of the participants, perhaps out of […]

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Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test

Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test

Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications by Leslie Reed | University Communications An innovative University of Nebraska-Lincoln-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice. In addition to testing the capabilities of the unmanned aircraft system under development by UNL researchers Carrick Detweiler and Sebastian Elbaum […]

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