Down on the farm with drones

There are bushels of folks out there now spending money and putting time in finding niches for unmanned systems that already exist. You may...
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RWDC Announces ‘Unmanned Aircraft System Challenge: Precision Agriculture’

PTC recently joined more than 45 partners to kick-off the 2013-2014 Real World Design Challenge. The theme of this year’s challenge, “Unmanned Aircraft System...

senseFly releases swarm technology for mapping

Ecublens, Switzerland – : The vision of multiple drones mapping remote areas autonomously is no longer science fiction. The most advanced version of senseFly’s...

‘Drones Might Be the Future of Food’

EMMA GREEN When Chris Anderson started building drones, he had no idea what a crop survey was. He had never even been on a farm...

Drones + Wine: how developers at 3D Robotics are working with farmers to harvest...

Kenwood, Ca. — Something’s up at Kunde Family Vineyards. Developers at 3D Robotics went to Kunde Family Vineyards, a family-owned vineyard, to test a project that...

Eight Ways to Employ Drones on the Farm

Phil Ellerbroek works for Aerial Precision Ag, which makes a "ready-to-fly kit" for around $4,000 that includes a multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle  fitted with...

AIN:- Yamaha seek FAA clearance for commercial RMAX flights

by  BILL CAREY With the first commercial flight of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) now accomplished, at least two other potential certification efforts are under way...

VT Professor Named One of Popular Science’s “Brilliant Ten”

David G. Schmale III, an associate professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was named one of Popular Science’s...

USDA state director given tour, breakdown of Cal UAS Portal

By Jack Barnwell INYOKERN — Inyokern Airport's California Unmanned Aircraft Systems Portal team snagged an opportunity to brief the United States Department of Agriculture's top...

ING Robotic Aviation to demonstrate Responder robotic aircraft at TFI World Fertilizer Conference

ING Robotic Aviation will be showcasing their small vertical take off and landing (VTOL) robotic aircraft, Responder, at the 2013 TFI World Fertilizer Conference....