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The Hexo drone is your flying selfie companion

Hiring a film crew to capture your action sport exploits can cost thousands of dollars an hour while trying to take selfies as you barrel full-tilt down the side of a mountain is a great way to wind up in traction. But with the HEXO+ UAV from Squadrone Systems, you won't have to do either. This …

Drones

U.S. task force expected to recommend free drone registry

<i>(Reuters) –</i> A federal task force is expected to recommend a Web-based registry for drone owners that would impose no registration fees, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.<p>The 25-member task force has reached no final decisions after three days of meetings this week, the sources …

Watch This Self Flying MIT Drone Instantly Avoid Objects at 30mph

Watch This Self Flying MIT Drone Instantly Avoid Objects at 30mph Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteDriven a drone lately? If not, I suggest …

DJI Teams Up With Canonical To Launch Embedded Computer For Drones

Drone manufacturer DJI and Canonical, the corporate entity behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, today announced the launch of Manifold, a small embedded computer that’s optimized for building applications for drones.<p>The Manifold only fits on top of DJI’s Matrice 100 platform, so don’t expect to …

China's DJI will develop drones in Palo Alto

DJI, the leading manufacturer of consumer drones, is building a new research and development center in Palo Alto, Calif., that could hold 75 or more …

Judge says drone was invading the privacy of the man who shot it

William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, told <i>WDRB</i> that he felt vindicated after a district judge dismissed the charges against him, even if the accuser can still take the case before a grand jury. He was originally charged for firing his gun within city …

Bears can be somewhat annoyed by drones

But the experience seems bearable<p>We all know that drones can be annoying if you're a pilot, a national park visitor, or the Japanese prime minister. But what if you're a bear? Researchers led by the University of Minnesota's Mark Ditmer have attempted to answer that question in a study published in</i> …

Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neither of the two emails sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton now labeled by intelligence agencies as "top secret" contained information …

K-State Salina receives statewide access for flight operations of small UAS - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

SALINA — Kansas State University Salina has reached a national milestone in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, becoming the first entity in the …

Four airline crews report seeing drone near Newark airport Sunday - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Bart Jansen, USA TODAY<p>The crews of four airliners each reported seeing a drone Sunday while approaching Newark Liberty International Airport in New …

Colorado's ready-to-fly dronemakers stalled by MIA federal rules - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Fifteen of the first 500 FAA exemptions permitting commercial drones to fly were granted in Colorado.<p>But enabling those and other waiting businesses …

Drones give law enforcement a new edge, but raise concerns - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Michaelle Bond, <i>Inquirer Staff Writer</i><p>As the camera attached to its underbelly snapped pictures, the drone glided a few hundred feet above the quiet, …

How researchers are using a drone to discover connected devices in Austin

Given the explosion of connected devices,<p>also known as the Internet-of-things, it’s natural that people would want to know just how many such devices …

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

Police In Georgia May Be Getting Flying Saucer Drones To Hunt Criminals

Definitely just here to help<p>In the near future, residents in Georgia’s Macon-Bibb county may expect to see flying saucers. These aren’t extraterrestrial machines heralding an alien invasion. Reassuringly, they are instead simply police drones, disk-shaped multicopters that the police and rescue …

Kentucky Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor's Drone

Two Kentucky neighbors are dueling over who was at fault when one of them blasted the other's drone out of the sky — leading to an arrest and felony charges.<p>The shooter, William "Willie" Merideth, 47, told NBC News on Saturday that he was simply trying to keep his family safe when he used a shotgun …

Kentucky Man Arrested for Shooting Down a Drone Over His Property

Tomas van Houtryve—VII<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII/Pulitzer Center<p>Tomas van Houtryve—VII/Pulitzer Center<p>Tomas van …

New Research Report on Commercial Drone Industry - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Drone Analyst, a research and consulting firm that provides insights for the commercial UAS industry, has published a report detailing the state of …

Drones

Drone giving Dublin builder a lift - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<b>By</b> Kelsey Husnick<p>Getting a bird’s-eye view of a building under construction used to require a crane or lift and somebody willing to go along for the …

Drone Strikes Homeless With Burgers - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Philip Devoe<p>San Francisco’s homeless were the victims of a drone food-delivery system in this viral video from Drone Lyfe, whose creators used a …

Blue Chip partners look to be on forefront of drone operations - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Wichitans behind Blue Chip Unmanned Aerial Solutions are hoping to capitalize on what they think will be growing commercial demand for unmanned …

Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

For now, Swiss Post said it expected to mainly use the drones in emergency situations, which could “involve bringing supplies to an area that has …

Low-Cost Drone Maker Takes On Rivals - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By JACK NICAS<p>Meet the maker of the $100 drone.<p>Paris-based Parrot SA has quickly captured the lower end of the consumer-drone market, selling more …

These are the companies allowed to fly drones over the US

A precision agriculture firm in Charles City, Iowa. A builder performing roof inspection from Carlisle, Kentucky. A company monitoring explosive charges based in Ijamesville, Maryland. A security firm conducting surveillance over private property in Cottage Grove, Oregon. These are just a handful …

New Mexico lawmakers discuss drone regulations - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press<p>ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico failed to pass legislation during the regular session that would have …

Amazon is the latest to get approval to fly forward with new drone tests

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Catherine Clifford, …

FAA Cautiously Suggests Relaxed 'Line-Of-Sight' Rules For Drones

A first person view to new laws<p>Like trying to map the clouds, the legal and regulatory landscape of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States is subject to frequent change. Projects like AirMap are attempting to map that world, but it’s new changes from the FAA that might clear the runway for …

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Blackmagic launching a tiny, drone-friendly RAW cinema camera

Hollywood needs better quality than a GoPro can deliver for aerial footage, but heavy cinema cameras demand really expensive drones to lift them. Blackmagic Design clearly thought all this through and is about to launch a Micro Cinema Camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount (<b>update</b>: The product page …

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How drones are battling animal poachers in Africa

A combination of drone technology and complex math is the latest weapon in the battle against animal poaching.<p>A group of professors from the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) have created predictive analysis algorithms that can determine when and where a …

AU receives first FAA authorization to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part …