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FAA tackles regulations for micro drones that operate over people

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently considering regulations that would allow certain small unmanned aircraft to operate over people who are not directly involved in their flight. The administration has developed the Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Aviation Rulemaking...

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Navigating through the legal landscape for drones

There are a ton of technical hoops drones have to fly through before they can be truly mainstream. The technology is still developing and advancing on the way to making them into autonomous smart flying machines, but it isn"T only the technical hurdles drone operators have to be looking at. Before...

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3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot form the Drone Manufacturers Alliance

3DR, DJI, GoPro and Parrot have announced a new collaborative effort to promote innovation, ensure safety, and provide a practical and responsible regulatory framework for drones. The companies have announced the Drone Manufacturers Alliance, a coalition that aims to be the voice of drone...

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FAA doubles “Blanket? altitude

Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators are getting some more room to use their unmanned systems. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it is doubling its "Blanket? altitude authorization to 400 feet; the agency previously put a nationwide Certificate of...

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Movidius and DJI team up on vision-based autonomy

Movidius and DJI team up on vision-based autonomy

Computer vision provider Movidius is helping bring new levels of autonomy to DJI's latest drone, the Phantom 4. The company announced its vision-based autonomy technology will help the Phantom 4 sense and avoid obstacles in real time, and hover in a fixed position without the need for a GPS...

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3DR partners with Autodesk and Sony on aerial analytics

3DR partners with Autodesk and Sony on aerial analytics

  3DR is releasing a new solution to help users safely, quickly and easily inspect, survey and scan work sites with the company's Solo smartdrone. The company has announced Site Scan, a new intuitive, open and extensible aerial analytics platform designed to deliver data to the cloud for...

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Skyward wants to help commercial drone programs take flight

Skyward is committed to helping businesses and commercial drone operators take advantage of the open skies. The company recently introduced the Take Flight package to help companies fly safely and build professional programs. "Not every company that uses drones is run by an aviation or regulatory...

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AT&T and Intel team up on LTE connected drones

AT&T and Intel have announced an agreement to test how drones work on a network. The two companies will be testing drones on the LTE network to see how video streaming, transmitting telematics and flight information are affected. "AT&T and Intel will be testing how the network can enable...

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