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NASA tests drone collision-avoidance technology

NASA, along with its government and industry partners, has begun testing how drones will be incorporated into the national airspace. This is the third series of tests, which will include testing all the previous and new technology together for the first time.

Jun 24, 2015 3:57:00 PM

Topics: Software, Control Systems

DJI unveils new developer tools and an object avoidance system for drones

DJI is giving developers a new platform to research and test their drone applications and technology. The company announced a new quadcopter designed specifically for developers to take their hardware and software solutions to the sky.

Jun 8, 2015 5:21:00 PM

Topics: Software, Control Systems

Georgia prepares for the drone industry

Georgia wants to get the ball rolling with drones, believing it is a prime spot to spur innovation. The state has a big aerospace industry with more than 500 companies, 88,000 people working directly in it, and universities to support it, according to Steve Justice, director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace.

May 27, 2015 5:38:17 PM

Airware, Accel and DJI look to fund the future of commercial drones

As the global adoption of commercial drones grows, organizations want to ensure the progress of commercial drone innovation worldwide. Airware just launched the Commercial Drone Fund, while DJI and Accel recently partnered up to launch the SkyFund.

May 27, 2015 5:19:00 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Amazon Prime Air plans emerge

Amazon has a lot of hoops to jump through before it can bring its drone delivery service to life in the United States. But new details have surfaced that shed some light on what the company is planning—and it’s not your average drone delivery service.

May 11, 2015 5:50:30 PM

Topics: Releases

Yamaha’s RMAX ready for liftoff in the United States

Yamaha has been looking to get an exemption to fly its drones in the United States for almost a year, and now it finally can. The FAA has granted it approval to use its drones to spray crops in the U.S.

May 6, 2015 5:08:00 PM

Topics: Releases

FAA looks to expand drone horizons while ensuring safety

The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) is furthering its commitment to safely implement drones into the national airspace with a number of announcements made today at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems conference in Atlanta. First, the agency announced a new initiative to work with industry leaders to figure out the next steps for drones beyond the proposed regulations.

May 6, 2015 2:04:00 PM

Topics: Regulation

Drone TechCon: Drone innovators and policy makers have to work together

Commercial drones are already being utilized in industries such as real estate, movie production, search and rescue, and agriculture, but the drone industry is about to get a lot bigger in the next couple of years—and it is up to the drone innovators and policy makers to bring it to that next level.

May 5, 2015 2:11:00 PM

Topics: InterDrone, Regulation

Nevada bill could hinder drone industry, according to lobbyist

Nevada law enforcement organizations looking to implement drones into their daily job routines may run into some problems if a proposed bill is passed. State Assemb. Elliot Anderson has introduced a bill known as the Nevada Homeowner Privacy Protection Act, which looks to address anxiety about drones, but lobbyists say the bill could hinder the use of drones in law enforcement there as well as in the rest of the country.

Apr 29, 2015 4:14:00 PM

Topics: Regulation

Airware unveils operating system for commercial drones

Airware wants to power commercial drones. The drone company recently released the Aerial Information Platform (AIP), an operating system that combines hardware, software and cloud services to provide a way for users to safely operate drones, comply with regulation requirements and develop drone solutions. 

Apr 16, 2015 4:21:00 PM

Topics: Drone Development