U of T researchers study network to send drones to those in cardiac arrest

U of T researchers study network to send drones to those in cardiac arrest

Researchers have created a hypothetical network of drones across Ontario that would deliver life-saving defibrillators to those experiencing cardiac arrest. University of Toronto’s Timothy Chan (left), Angela Schoellig and Justin Boutilier (right) are part of a research team trying to use drones to deliver AEDs. Researchers at the University of Toronto are imagining a world where drones can help paramedics save lives. Although still in its preliminary stages, they have […]

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Civil Aviation Authority sets up drone advice website following near misses

Civil Aviation Authority sets up drone advice website following near misses

By Jack Loughran A website offering advice to owners of drones has been set up by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following a number of near-misses with aircraft. The site includes a code of conduct called the Dronecode, which has been revised in a bid to make it easier to understand. Some 58 near misses involving drones have featured in UK Airprox Board reports over the past 12 months. […]

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Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and FAA

Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and FAA

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), manager of the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site, has announced that it teamed together with the FAA and Northern Plains UAS Test Site to test counter-UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) technology at the Denver International Airport (DIA). Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose a serious threat to manned aviation safety. The FAA and its partners are working […]

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Townsville ideal place to lead the push for police drones, expert says

Townsville ideal place to lead the push for police drones, expert says

One of the drones operated by NQ UAV. Picture: Evan Morgan With more than 30 local professionals trained to operate unmanned aerial vehicles, Townsville is perfectly poised to lead the way in providing cutting-edge resources to police, according to a drone expert. NQ UAV chief pilot Ashley Walker said his business was ready to show the authorities the potential benefits of drones to local policing. “We manage quite a number […]

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