Customs seizes $80k worth of unauthorised drones

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by By Paris Cowan A magistrate’s court in Perth has prosecuted WA drone manufacturer Cyber Technology for attempting to export thousands of dollars worth of sophisticated aircraft without approval. Last Friday the company was ordered to forfeit drones and other unspecified…

How flying robots can increase your yields?

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by Tomasz Maik, CEO of Trigger Composites, manufacturer of Pteryx UAV Recent years brought a dynamic development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones. Everyday press races in descriptions of newly appearing, not only military, applications of these appliances. This…

UT Police investigating drone use over DKR

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by By Angie Beavin AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Police are investigating the use of a drone over Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday night during the Longhorns’ home opener. KXAN’s cameras spotted the drone flying above…

FLIR releases new OEM thermal imaging core Muon™

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by Portland, OR – September 1st, 2014 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces its latest thermal imaging core, Muon™, which isdesigned specifically for volume OEMs capable of integrating uncooled FPAs into their own camera solutions. FLIR has greatly simplified the OEM process…

CyPhy Works is hiring

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by Several vacancies on the CyPhy works site. CyPhy Works is a dynamic and exciting environment. We brainstorm, we invent, we build, we test, and then we do it all again. We work with and create cutting edge technology. We…

Zephyr 7 UAS chalks up new achievement

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by By Richard Tomkins A solar-powered unmanned aerial system from Airbus Defense and Space has been flown for more than 11 days non-stop. The test of the Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite, or HAPS, was conducted for Britain’s Ministry of Defense…

Library drone plan hits turbulence

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by By Roberto Roldan, MANAGING EDITOR Library officials had expected USF to be eligible for a Certificate of Waiver or Authorizations (COA) to do research using their Phantom I and Phantom II drones, but last month General Counsel for the…

Google drones tested in Queensland

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by Cameron Atfield A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines. Google X, a…

Is the FAA limiting drone innovation?

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by Mehboob Jeelani In the winter of 2013, Scott Pham had finished teaching his fall semester on drone journalism—a new journalistic method of reporting and photographing stories by using unmanned aircraft—at the University of Missouri. While gearing up for the…