Unmanned aircraft taking to Texas skies for FAA testing

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BRAZOS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – Increasing numbers of aircraft are taking to the Texas skies unmanned. Texas was selected as one of six states to participate in testing and research for the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to integrate rules and regulations for…

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

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February 26–There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts. Myth #1: The FAA doesn’t control airspace below 400 feet Fact—The FAA is responsible for the…

Farmers want sensible controls for drone use

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By Yvonne OHara The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is concerned there is the potential for misuse around privacy and security. The Civil Aviation Authority of…

DeSIRE II Cooperation

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Through their 2011 Administrative Arrangement and active policy and programmatic coordination, the European Defence Agency (EDA) and European Space Agency (ESA), have today agreed to pursue their cooperation in the domain of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) with the signature…

RoboBusiness Call for Presenters is Open!

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RoboBusiness is currently seeking qualified presenters for the conference program to be offered at RoboBusiness 2014, October 15-17, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.     Be a part of this year’s most compelling robotic’s event by…

3D mine software maker invests in UAV brand

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3D mining software firm Maptek Pty Ltd. said Monday it made a significant investment in startup DroneMetrex Pty Ltd., maker of the TopoDrone-100, an aerial, mapping system that captures digital imagery with an elevation accuracy of 25 millimeters to use…