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Mar 15, 2018 | Industry News

Boeing-owned subsidiary Insitu has named Esina Alic, ex-Adidas executive, as its president and chief executive officer, starting April 5. She will replace Ryan Hartman, who left the company last month for Hood Technology Corp. Before this role, Alic served as senior vice president of Global Operations, Strategy and Programs at Adidas. Prior to Adidas, she held a…

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Mar 07, 2018 | Industry News

On March 6th, the FAA announced the nationwide expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 airports. The rollout, which begins going into effect April 30, will also include 300 air traffic control facilities and open up 78,000 miles of previously restricted airspace to commercial drone flight. It was only last…

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Michael Chasen of Precision Hawk
Mar 01, 2018 | Industry News

Michael Chasen took the reins as CEO of PrecisionHawk in January of 2017 and didn’t waste time becoming one of the most outspoken proponents in the commercial drone industry, advocating for the advancement of UAS. InterDrone was able to grab some time with him to get his perspective on PrecisionHawk’s recent hand off of its…

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Feb 28, 2018 | Industry News

First responders increasingly use drones as an aid in rescue operations. Edgybees wants to add Augmented Reality to their drone toolkit and has already raised $5.5 million in its seed round. Its initial investors include Motorola Solutions, Verizon Ventures, and Venture Capital. Initially used for drone racing with an AR overlay, Edgybee’s tech allows developers…

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Feb 21, 2018 | Industry News

Vodafone is testing and developing a 4G sim card-based tracking system for drones as part of its work with the European Aviation Safety Agency. The goal of the tracking system is to monitor larger commercial-use drones and ground them when flying into restricted airspace as part of a larger effort to improve security and protect…

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Feb 14, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers in Australia led by Jarrod Hodgson wanted to test whether or not drones could be utilized to get more accurate counts of animal populations than the traditional method, counting by hand with a pair of binoculars. To do so, the team had to import thousands of accurate, to-scale plastic terns (a common wetland bird)…

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Ehang Public Test
Feb 07, 2018 | Industry News

When Ehang revealed its 184 passenger drone at CES in 2016, drone industry veterans had reason to be suspect. The idea of a passenger size multirotor airframe seemed like vaporware that marketing dreamed up to make a headline, but two years later, Ehang has posted a video of a successful public test flight of the 184….

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Self Driving Drone
Jan 29, 2018 | Industry News

Researchers from the University of Zurich have proposed using neural networks and training drones on city streets to prepare them for use in urban environments. By using data already collected from self-driving car experiments the method put forward in the paper has advantages over the GPS/obstacle avoidance system found in current drones on the market….

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