3DR Announces Launch of the Dronecode Foundation

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From the beginning 3DR has been committed to open source development. This is the 21st century lesson in innovation: moving fast means moving together. To that end, we’ve proudly supported a vibrant global community of brilliant and selfless developers who over the past seven years have been responsible for…

Existing drone tech poses lethal risk: EASA

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Aimee Turner Europe would see a huge 400-fold increase in potentially lethal air crashes if today’s accident prone drone technology was allowed to operate freely in its airspace. A study by the European Aviation Safety Agency warns that if the current accident…

UW police: Do you know this drone?

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By Dan Simmons | Wisconsin State Journal The suspect is described as white with four small propellers and a GoPro camera. Was last seen Saturday afternoon hovering high above thousands of jumping college students at Camp Randall Stadium. UW-Madison police are…

Doggerbank – successful inspection!

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Sky-Futures recently completed a successful inspection of a Met Mast in the North Sea for client Forewind. It was the first time Sky-Futures had been commissioned to inspect Met Masts, and gave them the chance to further prove their support…

NoCo startup debuts unmanned helicopter

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Erin Udell, The Coloradoan Not to be outdone by large defense contractors with big staffs and even bigger budgets, a Northern Colorado startup recently completed an unmanned helicopter that can successfully take off from and land on a moving target.…

Using drones in oil spill research

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The use of drones during the Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment (SCOPE) helped scientists from CARTHE study how oil moves from offshore onto our beaches! This is an innovate approach to a complex problem with powerful results. Check out this Waterlust film…

Argentina announces SARA first flight

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The Sistema Aéreo Robótico Argentino (Argentine Air Robotics System: SARA) initial Technology Evaluation Model (MET 1) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) undertook its first flight, according to data published by San Martin University on 29 September. The first flight took place…

This Drone Fits In Your Pocket

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by SAMANTHA RAPHELSON The narrative around drones is that they are killing machines. Unmanned tools of war that the government uses to avoid putting boots on the ground in conflict zones around the world. But drones are actually much more than…