Fort Carson drone crashes into yard

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by By Kenzie Meek-Beck COLORADO SPRINGS -A Fort Carson RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle — or drone— crashed in a downtown Colorado Springs yard on Tuesday afternoon. Fort Carson officials said an operator lost contact with the aircraft during increased…

Trimble UAV used to revolutionise Potato Growth Yield

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by The James Hutton Institute, in Invergowrie, Scotland have been utilising the Trimble UX5 UAV in conjunction with Trimble V10 imaging rovers to optimize plant health monitoring. Plant phenotyping and monitoring allows the comprehensive assessment of complex traits by evaluating…

LIFTOFF – Drone Racing in the Digital World

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by Belgian game developer LuGus Studios and drone manufacturers ImmersionRC and Fat Shark have teamed up to create Liftoff, the first video game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world. Unmanned aerial vehicles frequently get a…

The working man blues

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by Just a little reminder of what is really important during all of the fan fare and jubilation: Some folks (the little people) are still sitting by the sidelines just waiting for a chance to make a legal income in…

OSU group tapped to lead drone effort

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by BENNETT HALL Corvallis Gazette-Times The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen a consortium that includes Oregon State University to take the lead on finding ways to integrate drones into mainstream aviation. A number of other groups were in the running…

Singapore: New law passed to regulate the use of drones

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by SINGAPORE – The growing popularity of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in Singapore has raised concerns of safety, enforcement and privacy that this new technology brings on its wings. Members of Parliament, including opposition MPs, shared the Government’s concern and…

Sen. Warner seeks DOT research to combat rogue drones

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by By Grant Gross The U.S. Department of Transportation should begin to research technologies to combat “rogue” drone flights around sensitive areas like the White House and airports, a senator has recommended. The U.S. government, working with private companies, needs to…