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Aug 02, 2018 | Industry News

Massachussets Institute of Technology will be home to the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center, a 100,000 square foot research lab in the mixed-use district in Kendall Square. The center will be part of Boeing’s NeXT organization which is seeking to lead future commercial mobility solutions, whose general focus is establishing technology for UAM. “Boeing…

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Jul 26, 2018 | Industry News

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, revealed that its High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) payload, optimized for use with the ScanEagle, is now proven to be accurate within 5cm horizontally and 10cm vertically. The company now claims it leads the industry in high speed, high altitude, and fully-autonomous UAS for accuracy. Insitu will be…

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Jul 19, 2018 | Industry News

This week, DJI announced improvements to its geofencing system. Professional pilots with authorization can use an application process to receive unlocking codes within 30 minutes. The last year has seen many improvements to the FAA’s automated flight authorization platform, LAANC, but once an operator has permission to fly from the regulator, they still can be…

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Jul 12, 2018 | Industry News

Alphabet’s moonshot laboratory, X (formerly Google X) will be spinning off two of its most prominent children, Project Loon and Project Wing, into real companies. Although both companies are drone related, they will be forming two separate companies, Loon and Wing respectively. They will join Waymo as automated systems projects to graduate from incubation out…

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Jul 05, 2018 | Industry News

Greenpeace activists hoping to demonstrate the vulnerability of spent nuclear fuel storage pools to drone attacks, flew a drone styled as Superman into a perimeter wall of a Bugey nuclear power facility in France. The facility where this “highly symbolic” event happened is located about 30km south of the city of Lyon, which is home…

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Jun 21, 2018 | Industry News

Black Swift Technologies, a UAS firm out of Boulder, CO, known for its custom UAVs built to task for scientific research, has been awarded a contract by NASA to conduct atmospheric research on the planet Venus. Although Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System, at 50 km to 65 km above the planet’s…

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Jun 20, 2018 | Industry News

The name MIT is synonymous with boundary-pushing research, and this week two of the university’s projects announced advancements that are clearing a path for fleets of micro-drones to fly autonomously. Last year, a team co-led by Vivienne Sze, associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and Sertac Karaman, the Class…

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Jun 14, 2018 | Industry News

Percepto On June 6th, Pecepto and Certus Port Automation announced a strategic partnership to create integrated autonomous solutions for maritime ports and terminals. Percepto’s Sparrow drone will be deployed to provide automated security and safety inspections. The use of drones will add flexible aerial observation and tracking to the already automated port management systems CERTUS…

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