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Dronecode – Common, shared open-source platform for UAVs

  Dronecode is an open source, collaborative project that brings together existing and future open-source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. Craig Elder has joined the Linux Foundation as the Community Manager for Dronecode after years in various roles in the industry.  He will be speaking at the upcoming InterDrone conference about Dronecode so we wanted to reach out and ask him a few questions ahead of the event. Q. You have had an interesting career working on AUVs and UAVs. Could you tell our readers…

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Insurance Company Drones – The industry is being transformed

Insurance Company Drones are benefiting us all Hans / Pixabay The team at Property Casualty 360 has a good article on insurance company drones which I would encourage people to read.  The article does a nice job of providing an overview of what a drone is and how it can benefit insurers broadly. Here is a small portion of the article on insurance drones. “Currently, the use of UAS in commercial applications is only allowed with an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Section 333 of the FAA…

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No More UAV Sales In UAE

Originally published on Aero-news Network. “If you thought we had it bad with the FAA’s stance on UAVs here in the U.S., consider this. The UAE government in Abu Dhabi has banned the future sale of small UAVs in that country until legislation and regulations can be issued by the relevant authorities there. According to the online news source Emirates 24/7, the Abu Dhabi Business Center, which is affiliated with the Department of Economic Development, halted sales in an effort to slow the spread of the aircraft, and their “improper…

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Kickstarter Drone Project: LAB, The Living Aerial UAV

The pace of change in this space is faster than ever, with new companies popping up everywhere.  We are also seeing crowd funded projects on Kickstarter, like this one for a living aerial UAV. This group is looking to raise $50,000 for the project and currently has 16 backers pledging $1840.   Here is some information from Kickstarter on the project. “LAB is a drone, whose brain and face is a smart phone. Everyone can program the brain of LAB, rendering expressions and emotions on the phone display and even…

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