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You Can Be a Drone Test Administrator

You Can Be a Drone Test Administrator

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Collaborate with the FAA on an exciting new program to help recreational flyers fly safely! Today, the FAA opened applications for people interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). The test offers recreational flyers safety training tips, best practices and educational resources. We encourage eligible candidates to apply before ….  Read More

Rules & Regulations: A history of drone laws in the United States

Rules & Regulations: A history of drone laws in the United States

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Editor’s Note: In May 2020, the American Bar Association held its 34th Land Use Institute—an annual forum aimed at educating attorneys, planners, and government officials about recent developments in the law regarding zoning, permitting, property development, conservation, and environmental protection. With the increasing use of drones to address many of these questions, as well as ….  Read More

NO HUMANS REQUIRED!

NO HUMANS REQUIRED!

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In the first approval of its kind, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is allowing American Robotics to operated automated drones without human operators on site. The company’s Scout System features advanced acoustic Detect-and-Avoid technology that enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft at all times. By developing a layered, redundant system ….  Read More

Watch this Drone Fly Like a Bird

Watch this Drone Fly Like a Bird

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The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano. They carefully studied the shape of the bird’s wings and tail and its flight behavior, and used ….  Read More

UAVTek Bug: Small Eye in the Sky

UAVTek Bug: Small Eye in the Sky

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With its low visual profile and ability to fly in winds of up to 45 knots, UAVTek’s Bug provides full situational awareness for operators in law enforcment and the military. UAVtek has been commended with a Drone Innovation Award 2020 for its work providing Nano drones with “unrivalled capability.” The company’s managing director and founder, ….  Read More

Join the Deep Drone Challenge

Join the Deep Drone Challenge

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Sponsored by Airbus, this drone hackathon will take place in September, October, and November 2020. Participants will tackle a problem around the interplay of drone technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence. About the Deep Drone Challenge The challenge will be carried out in two events (WarmUp and Final) close to Ingolstadt, Germany You can choose between two possible ….  Read More