DeSIRE II Cooperation

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by 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…

RoboBusiness Call for Presenters is Open!

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by 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…

3D mine software maker invests in UAV brand

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by 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…

Drone designers flying high

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by ROB TIPA A Raglan-based company that has developed and built a range of drones has been catapulted into the forefront of “eye-in-the-sky” technology for agricultural use. Aeronavics was established in 2008 as a company specialising in the design and…

FAA approves UH-Hilo’s use of unmanned aircraft

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by By MEGAN MOSELEY UH-Hilo receives UAV-use permission Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Hilo announced Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration granted a Certificate of Authorization for the use of an unmanned aircraft to assess wiliwili trees on…

Leica Geosystems’ UAV solution Aibotix now part of Hexagon

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by (Heerbrugg/Switzerland) – Hexagon AB, parent company of Leica Geosystems and leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation solutions, announced today the acquisition of Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for high-efficiency aerial applications. Headquartered in Kassel, Germany,…

SimActive’s UAV Software Selected by Korean Firm DongWon

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by Montreal, Canada, February 25th, 2014 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that Korean firm DongWon Survey Consultants Co., Ltd has purchased its Correlator3D™ product. DongWon will also act as an authorized distributor…

Boffins flap to the future with ‘insect’ drone

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by Dutch scientists have developed the world’s smallest autonomous flapping drone, a dragonfly-like beast with 3-D vision that could revolutionize our experience of everything from pop concerts to farming. “This is the DelFly Explorer, the world’s smallest drone with flapping…