The Aerigon has Landed

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Intuitive Aerial AB (INTU.ST), the Swedish manufacturer of the professional cinema drone the Aerigon, has opened a new Los Angeles office. Intuitive Aerial Inc., the U.S. arm of the company, will be responsible for sales and service throughout the Americas.…

Rory Bauer joins UAV Factory as sales director

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UAV Factory, a vertically integrated manufacturer and designer of long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles and platforms, announced that Rory Bauer will join the company as Sales Director. Rory Bauer, comes with an extensive background in sales and finance, having been…

GDF SUEZ acquires a stake in Redbird

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GDF SUEZ, a world leader in energy, announces an investment in Redbird, an expert in the analysis of technical data collected by drones, through GDF SUEZ New Ventures, its corporate venture capital subsidiary supporting innovative companies. This investment of €2…

EPIC asks court for FAA drone privacy rules

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asked an appeals court on Tuesday to force the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to come up with privacy rules concerning drones. It’s not all positive, however: Security issues and problems with some existing products…

Automatic Re-Initialization and Failure Recovery

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M. Faessler, F. Fontana, C. Forster, D. Scaramuzza With drones becoming more and more popular, safety is a big concern. A critical situation occurs when a drone temporarily loses its GPS position information, which might lead it to crash. This…

Flying-Swimmer (Flimmer) UAV/UUV

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NRL is merging two separate research areas — unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) — to significantly improve tactical availability of UUVs in time critical situations. Common across the services, autonomous vehicles are being seen as an…

CybAero receives first call-off order from Chinese AVIC

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First North-listed CybAero, which develops and manufactures remotely piloted helicopters with associated sensor systems, received its first call-off order for five systems from Chinese AVIC today. In July 2014, CybAero announced that it received an order with a guaranteed minimum value…