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Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from… 670 more words

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More From the Bat Bot Folks

The Bat Bot folks have a great article in Science this month, summarizing the challenges of replicating the flight of bats in biomimetic robots.

As I have said before, this bot is just plain cool! 383 more words

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Cool Quadcopter “Costumes” from Verity Lab

I’m not a gigantic fan of ever-more-ubiquitous quadcopters. They are annoying little beasts, crude, buzzy, and ugly. The main use cases so far have no appeal (Selfies? 329 more words

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To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

For better or worse, drones are about to become a lot more prevalent in US airspace. The FAA expects sales of drones to spike domestically from 2.5 million last year to 7 million by 2020. 533 more words

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Legal Challenges Facing Civilian Counter-UAV Systems

Legal Challenges Facing Civilian Counter-UAV Systems

Consumer/commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) sales and operations are increasing rapidly according to sales figures, media reports, and various studies. 2,366 more words

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Energy giant AES partners with Measure to improve worker safety with drones

Major power producer AES Corp. is ramping up the use of drones with an eye toward shielding workers from industry hazards. Rather than buy all their own unmanned aerial systems, they’ve engaged D.C.-based drone services provider… 309 more words

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DARPA shows off its SideArm system catching drones mid-flight

Military-style fixed-wing drones are easy to launch, but difficult to land; DARPA aims to change that with SideArm, a portable drone-grabbing system that snatches the fast-moving craft right out of the air. 203 more words

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