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Iran Claims Successful Rocket Test, Move Likely to Anger U.S.

By REUTERS

JULY 27, 2017, 10:24 A.M. E.D.T.

DUBAI — Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday – an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile. 261 more words

Hacked drones flying up, up and away over geofencing restrictions

Drone operators frustrated by geofencing are hopping the fence and hacking their way to fly way, way up and over what’s legal. And they’re more than able to do so, as drone maker DJI reportedly left development debug code in its Assistant 2 application. 624 more words

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I Have a Podcast and You Should Check It Out

Over a year ago, I launched the Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast.  In the podcast, I discuss recent court decisions, developing issues, and interview interesting people.   100 more words

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The Omnicopter is Cool!

Yet another wonder robot from ETH in Zürich (e.g., see this and this):

The Omnicopter.

Not a quadcopter, it’s an octocopter!

The advantage of this design is that it is way, way more maneuverable than quadcopters, helicopters, or blimps. 212 more words

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Grounding Chevron

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. recently struck down a rule requiring recreational drone users to register their devices with the Federal Aviation Administration.  The decision— 894 more words

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Robot Blimps In The Home

I’m a confirmed Helium Head from way back, so of course I want a personal robot blimp!

Funin Zhang and colleagues at Georgia Tech are developing little blimps that recognize humans and follow them—some of the behavior needed for an indoor companion blimp. 396 more words

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