You’ve probably heard of micro-drones, perhaps even nano-drones, but there research institutions that shrink these machines down to the size of insects. Leading from the [Wiss Institute For B…
Drones aren’t new technology by any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investments and a somewhat more relaxed regulatory environment, it appears their time has arrived—especially in agriculture.
President Trump signed a directive intended to increase the number and complexity of drone flights
DJI Demonstrates ‘Drone License Plate’ Technology And Drone Pilot Knowledge Quiz – sUAS News – The Business of Drones
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Wednesday demonstrated two important new systems it has developed to help ensure drones remain a safe, secure and beneficial addition to America’s airspace. DJI’s new AeroScope system acts like an “electronic license plate for drones” and provides a reliable way for authorities to identify …
Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely..
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The easiest way to enhance your drone flying experience is to incorporate your mobile device. Here are some of the best drone apps for Android.
A student in Georgia Tech’s School of Building and Construction flies the Parrot AR.Drone at an on-campus jobsite. W hile liberating them from school, summer vacation also presents children with a challenge: finding something to do all day. For Richard Evans, that was never the case.
This weekend, residents of Santa Claus may have looked into the sky and seen something rather unusual — drones.
A high-quality drone is a serious investment. We’ve flown plenty, and these are the top performers in our tests.
Drones are being used to help law enforcement officers in the search for a missing 3-year-old from Richardson.
Google’s parent company drops takeaway food and also medication into back gardens in rural Australia as project enters new phase
Six passengers and two crew members were aboard the plane, which suffered “minor damage and was able to land safely,” the government said.
Drones bearing piping hot burritos are about to start swooping down on the Australian countryside, part of a new phase of tests by Google affiliate Project Wing.
With contexts varying between different countries, it can be difficult to find your way around the world of drones. This panorama of different systems provides a compass.
From cool, dark booths at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, pilots work closely with teams of intelligence analysts who sift streams of real-time data transmitted by the drones.
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Gives a whole other meaning to ‘predator drone.’
Starting in September, Australian beaches in New South Wales will be patrolled by aerial robots.
The Limo of DronesWhat if a niche builder of old school gentleman’s conveyances turned modern luxury goods manufacturer made a passenger drone?! This far out question is the inspiration…
Surveillance drones or unmanned aerial systems (UASs) raise significant issues for privacy and civil liberties. Drones are capable highly advanced surveillance, and drones already in use by law enforcement can carry various types of equipment including live-feed video cameras, infrared cameras, heat sensors, and radar. Some military versions can stay in air the hours for hours or days at a time, and their high-tech cameras can scan entire cities, or alternatively, zoom in and read a milk carton from 60,000 feet. They can also carry wifi crackers and fake cell phone towers that can determine your location or intercept your texts and phone calls. Drone manufacturers even admit they are made to carry “less lethal” weapons such as tasers or rubber bullets. Thanks to a provision in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, drones use in the United States is set to expand rapidly over the next few years. The Act includes provisions to make the licensing process easier and quicker for law enforcement, and by 2015, commercial entities will also be able to apply for a drone authorization. In January 2012, EFF sued the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Freedom of Information Act to determine which public and private entities had applied for authorization to fly drones. In response to the lawsuit, the FAA has released lists of the 60 public entities and 12 private drone manufacturers that have sought permission to fly drones in the US. The agency has also released several thousand pages of records related to the entities’ drone license applications. The FAA has yet to provide information on how these drones will be used. EFF has also partnered with MuckRock, the open government organization, to conduct a “drone census” with the goal of determining just that. We have provided an easy-to-use form that ordinary citizens can use to file a public records request with their local police agency to ask what type of surveillance the agency plans to conduct with drones, if any, and what type of privacy protections it is providing its citizens. Privacy law has not kept up with the rapid pace of drone technology, and police may believe they can use drones to spy on citizens with no warrant or legal process whatsoever. Several bills are currently going through Congress, which attempt to provide privacy protections to Americans who may be caught up in drone surveillance. As the numbers of entities authorized to fly drones accelerates in the coming years—the FAA estimates as many as 30,000 drones could be flying in US skies by 2020—EFF will continue to push for transparency in the drone authorization process and work to ensure the privacy of all Americans is protected.