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Misuse of Drones Drones In The News Uncategorized 

30 Laws in 30 Days: Misuse of drones won’t fly come July 1

At 15 years old, Fuhs had aspirations to work for the then-up-and-coming technology company GoPro. Positions with GoPro require a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and seven years of working experience in a field using filmmaking and graphic design. Rather than waiting to get his degree and then getting work experience, he decided to get ahead on his resume by starting his own company. Now 20, Fuhs of Washington, Indiana, first discovered the use of drones for photography when he was watching a GoPro video. “I saw them do this…

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Drone Teaches Itself Top Drone News Stories Uncategorized 

AI-equipped drones taught themselves how to fly by crashing 11500 times

You know the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?” Well, it also counts for drones. At least, that is the takeaway message from a recent paper titled “Learning to Fly by Crashing,” published by roboticists from Carnegie Mellon University. They subjected hapless drones to 11,500 collisions in 20 different indoor environments, spread over 40 hours of flying time, to prove it. They did it for a good reason, too — and it is not because they have a whole lot of old quadcopters to get rid…

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Painting Drones Top Drone News Stories Uncategorized 

Carlo Ratti designs graffiti-painting drones to make multistorey artworks

Italian architect Carlo Ratti’s Paint By Drone system uses remotely controlled flying robots to cover buildings in giant paintings. Designed to turn scaffolding into giant canvases, the system uses a formation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to create artworks on blank surfaces. Each drone carries its own tank of paint, and uses CMYK colours to replicate the traditional printing process. The robots are managed remotely, with their positions individually tracked, and are able to recreate any artwork submitted to a mobile app. “We are keen to explore their artistic…

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The Navy's LOCUST Launches Drone Swarm Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

Apr. 6, 2017, 10:29 AM 6,830 The Navy’s new LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology) launchers fire a swarm of drones that can jam enemy communications, and waste enemy resources by drawing fire. The launchers are capable of tube-launching 31 drones in just 40 seconds. READ MORE! >> Source: Watch the Navy’s LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones …

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Drone Mapping Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

In the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus, scientists release small drones into a mysterious tunnel complex to create a detailed 3D map of the caverns in minutes. Australian researchers plan to use a similar approach to explore parts of old mines that are unsafe to visit. The drones, which are controlled by a pilot, will be able to carry out safety checks by monitoring the build-up of water and checking the extent of roof collapses, and search for valuable mineral deposits that may have been missed. They are being developed by…

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Aerial Drone Video Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

Violent volcanic eruptions in Guatemala have been captured by drones for the first time. A team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge flew the unmanned vehicles 3,700m (12139ft) over the Volcan de Fuego, which erupts every three to four weeks. The plumes of ash and gas expelled into the atmosphere threaten the lives of 60,000 people living in the region. READ MORE! >> Source: Volcanic eruption captured by drones in Guatemala

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Drone Usage in Public Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Flyers beware: Councils clamp down on use of drones and model planes in public places

A growing number of councils and local government departments are introducing by-laws to restrict where drones can be flown. Soon councils along the 70-kilometre stretch of Adelaide’s coastline — from Outer Harbor to Sellick Beach — will have uniform restrictions. City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Onkaparinga and City of Holdfast Bay councils already have by-laws restricting drone usage, with the City of West Torrens about to introduce its own. Specialist local government by-laws lawyer Cimon Burke said the laws were being put in place to ensure all residents…

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Shooting Drones Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Shooting drones out of the sky

Legislation making its way through the Oklahoma state legislature aims to allow property owners to lawfully shoot down a drone trespassing over their property. But that could put the state on a collision course with the federal government. The bill, S.B. 660, would allow the destruction of a drone flying over someone’s private property. After passing the Judiciary Committee by an 11-0 vote on Feb. 21, the Senate floor version of the bill reads: “Any person owning or controlling real estate or other premises who voluntarily damages or destroys a…

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Drone Transportation and Passenger Drones Drones In The News 

Forget Flying Cars: Passenger Drones May Be Hovering Soon at a Location Near You

The dream of the flying car could come down to earth before it gets off the ground. Rising in its place: a network of self-flying drones big enough to ferry individual commuters around town. That’s the future envisioned by several start-ups that are developing so-called “passenger drones,” which could shrink commute times from hours to minutes. At first blush, human-carrying drones sound no more realistic than flying cars. Until recently inventors had never been able to marry automobiles and aircraft in a practical way. Yet a few companies have kept…

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Drones for the Greater Good Top Drone News Stories 

Emirati student builds drones for the greater good

Emirati postgraduate student Talib Al Hinai is, quite literally, flying high. He will shortly present his drone research to members of British parliament, has just been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in Europe for this year and he still has another six years to retain his place on the prestigious list. Mr Al Hinai, 24, has been in the UK since 2010 when he joined University of Manchester to study mechatronic engineering. Then, just a week after finishing his first-class bachelor’s degree, he began a doctorate at London’s…

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