Drones seek out tax cheats in Indonesia’s palm oil plantations

by Chris Brummitt and Herdaru PurnomoThe tax drone cometh. Above the vast forests of oil-palm and rubber trees in Sumatra and the scattered tin mines on...

Hutchinson and Engineering at Illinois collaborators awarded $1.5 million to build robot bats

Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS What started as casual robotics conversations between engineering professors has resulted in a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build mechanical...

Meet the Rookie Drone Roughnecks That Are Saving Time, Money and Lives

BY LAUREN ZANOLLI Drones could soon be a regular addition to the silhouette of onshore and offshore oil rigs on the horizon. Strict — but loosening —...

Bechtel Among First Companies to Use Unmanned Aircraft System Technology in Construction

Bechtel has been granted permission for commercial use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The permission...

Industrial Aerobotics FAA Exemption for Electric Utility Inspections

Industrial Aerobotics has been awarded an FAA Section 333 Exemption for UAS inspection use in the Electric Utility industry. This exemption is the first...

Unmanned Aircraft to Be Used For Pipeline Route Inspection

The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a...

Illinois Tech and ComEd Partner Together on Drone Project

Illinois Institute of Technology and ComEd have partnered on a project to use unmanned aircraft system (UAS), or drone technology, to inspect ComEd’s utility...

Drones may change search process for gas field hazards

By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A helicopter equipped with magnetic sensors flew over three plots of Pennsylvania state lands hunting for signs of forgotten...

Drones Open the Curtain on Smithfield’s Fetid Factories

Can you imagine living next door to a giant, stinking cesspool the size of four football fields? People who live near pig farms that...

Novadem unveils a new positioning technology for UAV allowing automatic inspection of structures without...

The LPS technology of Novadem (Local Positioning System) allows for the first time to perform fully automatic inspection of structures. Based on its own...