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2013: The year of the drone

Drone helps save a man’s life<p>Drones are often in the news for controversial events, such as their use in firing missiles on suspected terrorists or …

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Open-Source Drone Hits Kickstarter

A new Kickstarter campaign aims to create a programmable flying robot called Spiri.<p>The project's page explains that "Spiri is a versatile, airborne …

Here’s One Of The Sites Where America Will Test The Future Of Drones

Recently, the FAA announced it had selected six drone test sites.<p>These sites will test software and safety procedures necessary for intermingling drone life with commercial and private air traffic.<p>Anticipating their selection, the Department of Commerce in North Dakota invited me out to tour the …

The best case for drones I’ve heard yet

The United States program of unmanned aerial vehicles is way beyond controversial. It is, in certain parts of the world, especially but not exclusively the parts where drones are used, positively loathed. Drones are heavily debated within the U.S. as well, with many people seeing their use as <i>prima</i> …

Drone sites may trigger windfall

The drone industry is hoping for a windfall after the Federal Aviation Administration announced six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft on Monday.<p>The site selection is an important step toward tapping into the economic and job creation potential of drones over U.S. soil, said the leader of the …

Five ways drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, could work with nonprofits in 2014.

There’s been a lot of news about drones this year—and most of it makes the near future sound like a scary place full of heavy government surveillance …

How North Dakota Plans To Become The Drone Capital Of America

We chat with Al Palmer, director for the Center for UAS Research, Education and Training at the University of North Dakota, about creating a drone-friendly state.<p>In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration will admit military, private, and commercial drones into U.S. airspace. The move could …

FAA Announces Drone Testing Sites

Before drones are allowed in U.S. airspace they have to be tested, and the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the states where that will happen.<p><b>FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:</b><p><i>Congress has required the FAA to figure out how unmanned drones can fly with other</i> …

Looking for a college major? How about drone technology

The controversial use of drones in business and everyday life is leading to more and more interest on an academic level<p>In March, 47-year-old Stephen Myers ditched the information technology company that he built from the ground up and went back to school.<p>His choice of study? Drone technology. He's …

Feds Make Big Move on Drones

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Liz Klimas.</i><p>—<p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the unmanned aircraft’s march into U.S. skies.<p>The agency said Alaska, Nevada, New York, North …

Watch a swarm of drones fly in formation and avoid crashing into a person

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>A new video out of the University of Illinois Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory depicts a swarm of drones that can …

How Peer to Peer Loans Work

P2P Loans Offer an Alternative to Traditional Lenders<p>Share<br>• Flip<br>• Pin<br>• Email<p>Updated January 04, 2017<p>Peer to peer (P2P) lending is a way to borrow without …

Here's Where to Look for Drone Tests Over the United States

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration revealed its selections for testing drone flights in …

Commercial Drone Testing Sites Chosen By FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration has picked six states which will get to test unmanned aerial vehicles. The sites will begin testing how to integrate drones into U.S. airspace, sharing the skies with passenger planes.<p><b>Listen · 1:35</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, …

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics, (and the DIY Drones community), said about the idea before Amazon even suggested it: “It’s incredibly stupid.”<p>Now to be clear, I’m a huge fan of …

Terrifying Drone Company Isn't Dead—It's Getting $7 Million

CyPhy makes nightmarish contraptions for its military clients: flying drones that can be easily operated on the battlefield, and which never need to …

First Smartphone-Controlled, Personalized Drone Is a Kickstarter Hit

Flying a miniature helicopter is as simple as running your fingers over a smartphone screen.<p>Hex is a six-sided flying computer with smartphone …

Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites

The FAA has chosen six states as test beds for integrating flying robots into U.S. airspace. Popular Science visited one site in North Dakota to get a look at the future of domestic drones.<p>Earlier this week, flying barely under the wire of its 2013 deadline, the Federal Aviation Administration …

From shark fins to drones: New laws in 2014

State legislatures passed thousands of new laws in 2013, many of which go into effect this week. These laws address a variety of issues: from guns and voting to drones and tanning. Here's a look at some of the most interesting and noteworthy new laws going into effect across the country in 2014.<p>1. …

Consumer drones set to invade CES 2014

2014 may be the year of the commercial drone, and CES offers an intimate preview.<p>There's no shortage of opinions when it comes to the merits of the fledgling commercial drone market.<p>Skeptics fret about privacy and pervasive surveillance—not to mention the potential for overcrowded airspace—while …

A drone Hollywood cinematographers can love

DJI Innovations' S1000 is a monster, eight-rotor drone ready to carry Hollywood-quality cameras.<p>LAS VEGAS -- Drones carrying cameras is no longer something worth getting worked up about. But a drone that can carry a heavy-duty digital SLR capable of shooting Hollywood movies? Now that's exciting.<p>At …

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[CES 2014] Hands-On With Parrot's Two New Drones: The Ground-To-Air AR.Drone Mini And The Long-Jump Champion Sumo

Parrot's AR.Drone has changed only slightly in its short history, but today the company has expanded the line in a big way. They're showing off two …

Jumping Sumo robot leaps around house, streams video

<b>LAS VEGAS—</b>France-based Parrot leapt into International CES with the Jumping Sumo, a robotic toy that you control over your home Wi-Fi network or a network created by the robot itself. All the while, the Sumo sends near real time video back to the controlling Android or iOS tablet or smartphone, as …

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Parrot shows off two new zany iOS-controlled drones

LAS VEGAS — Parrot, the French maker of entertaining gadgets like the AR Drone, has revealed two new amusing drones that you can control with an iPhone or iPad.<p>Henri Seydoux, the CEO of Paris-based Parrot, showed me how the new Mini Drone (<i>above</i>) and the Jumping Sumo work in a demo at the start of …

Guy Hacks Google Glass to Steer Drone

Outfitted with Google Glass, Blaine Bublitz controls a drone softly floating in the air before him with just a slight tilt of the head.<p>Bublitz, from …

Drones vs. Government: Who Owns America's Skies?

The Federal Aviation Administration is suing a man for selling footage he captured while piloting his remote control drone in a case that could …