OSU uses unmanned aircraft to take temperatures up in the air

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – For the first time, scientists at Oregon State University are measuring atmospheric temperatures with fiber optic thermometers suspended from unmanned aircraft—combining two emerging technologies to probe a poorly understood swath of Earth’s atmosphere. With funding from the…

Sabre Sky3d UAV LiDAR system testing

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by Stephen Ball Director and Founder of Sabre The Sky3d UAV LiDAR system is a small airborne laser scanning system which generates High definition direct measurement point clouds of terrain and structures. It comprises of the following senor technologies (IMU/GPS/Laser) along…

USAA will test drones in San Antonio

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By Patrick Danner USAA soon will begin testing small drones on its San Antonio campus and elsewhere in hopes of eventually using the unmanned air systems to expedite insurance claims from customers following natural disasters. The Federal Aviation Commission granted USAA…

Drones, riding the wave

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Its Easter and the holidays, a few sweet sherries with a few dear friends have flowed. The topic of just where the drone world is going has cropped up and lead me to think about where I would place it…

Amazon’s Drones Exiled to Canada

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By L. GORDON CROVITZ Jeff Bezos is known for refusing to suffer fools. His reported put-downs include: “Why are you wasting my life?,” “Are you lazy or just incompetent?” and “I’m sorry, did I take my stupid pills today?” Imagine…

Kagiso media ditches traffic drone for Joburg

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Kagiso Media has shelved its project to fly traffic monitoring drones over Johannesburg roads. Through its radio station Jacaranda FM, the group had investigated the viability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, as a means of…

AES launches DaVinci Small UAS cinematography camera system

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Texas-based Ascendant Engineering Solutions (AES) is launching the DaVinci stabilized cinematography camera system this month at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference in Las Vegas. The DaVinci marries AES’ industry-leading stabilized gimbal with the RED Epic Dragon 19 megapixel…

Silicon Valley Robot Block Party 2015

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The robots are having a block party to celebrate the 6th annual National Robotics Week. The festival is organized by Silicon Valley Robotics, in conjunction with Stanford Robotics Club and WilmerHale law firm. The Robot Block Party will run from…