Howard drone users search for opportunity

Howard drone users search for opportunity

“The skies have literally opened.” – drone users look for new opportunities Armed with a cheap motor, a flimsy flight controller and a subpar battery from Hobbyking — an online Chinese retailer — Toby Dilworth began toying with drones. He piloted YouTube tutorials, but it took him two months to get his first drone into the sky. Two years later, Dilworth, now 18 and an incoming University of Maryland freshman, […]

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Unmanned Systems Industry Council

Unmanned Systems Industry Council

Photo Credit: Chase Jarvis Officials at the Washington State Department of Commerce are working to create an Unmanned Systems Industry Council to foster commercial drone operations in the state. Plans for the council are being drawn up by John Thornquist, the director of the state’s Office of Aerospace ; and Joseph Williams, state director of economic development for the information and communication technology sector . An organizing symposium will be […]

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How Self-Piloted Drones Will Avoid Collisions in the Air

How Self-Piloted Drones Will Avoid Collisions in the Air

The Iris Automation team with a drone. Image: Iris Automation In June, two fighter jets had to be dispatched in a hurry when a suspicious-looking drone was spotted near the Ottawa airport. About two weeks later, a Quebec woman was hit on the head by a drone falling out of the sky, and was temporarily knocked unconscious. With drones becoming increasingly popular, incidents like this are on the rise. Transport […]

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