Graphical drone briefing developed

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by By Jim Moore With more than 1,000 operators already approved to fly unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System and thousands more expected, Lockheed Martin has developed new tools to keep manned and unmanned aircraft safely separated. The first components…

Feds approve paper airplane drone flights

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by By Keith Laing The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a paper airplane that is a drone. The agency issued the approval for flights of a drone that is described as a “smartphone-controlled paper airplane.” In doing…

Airgon LLC granted FAA section 333 UAS exemption

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by Huntsville, AL – AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GeoCue Group Inc., has been granted a section 333 exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its AV-900 Metric Mapping system. Under the exemption, AirGon will be permitted…

Intel And Qualcomm Battle To Bring Computer Vision Into Phones And Drones

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by Aaron Tilley ,FORBES STAFF At Intel INTC +7.41% developer conference last week, CEO Brian Krzanich announced that it’s working with Google GOOGL +7.13%‘s Project Tango to bring depth sensing capabilities to Android phones. An onstage demo showed how the phone equipped with Intel’s RealSense cameras could scan a living room…

Intel invests $60 million in Chinese drone maker Yuneec

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by Intel has poured more than $60 million into Yuneec International Co., a Shanghai-based drone and aerospace company, as a broad range of technology companies investigate the possible commercial uses of unmanned aircraft. Venture capitalists and companies are investing in…