"Watching Saturday’s events unfold, Jones said he knew the job must have cost City Light “quite a bit of money” because there were eight line workers and a fleet of trucks and service vehicles. But when he asked workers what it was costing, he didn’t expect $35,000.
“That is a staggering sum of money — all for the benefit of the liberty to fly some toy around in…Continue
As reported by Bard College's Center for the Study of the Drone:
"On Thursday March 19, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, home to such iconic aircraft as the Enola Gay, the Spirit of St. Louis, the SR-71 Blackbird (which travelled from Los Angeles to its final home in D.C. in 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 20 seconds), and the Space Shuttle…Continue
"I have spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about…Continue
(Excerpt below is from this press release)
"(Montreal, Canada) November 17, 2014
Eighteen teams of young engineers-in-training competed for the right to call…Continue
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Remarkable photos and videos within this informative 11 minute interview with John Durban, a biologist with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California.
"For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial…
A friend outside of DIYD passed on a link to a thought-provoking post by Michael Sacasas. His observations are around people and Google Glass. However as I read this remarkable writing I thought of parallels to the fast-growing topic…Continue
BBC News has published a brief survey article about research being done in 14 universities (some of which are listed here). The article includes links to several videos of ongoing research.
"In the journal…Continue
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Are you traveling somewhere with your UAV or drone? Want to become more aware of potential issues at checkpoints? This page offers links to relevant DIY Drones content back through 2007.
Do you have direct, personal…Continue
"The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is using a remotely controlled drone to spy on the nests of endangered breeds and monitor the progress of reintroduced species.
Breeding patterns of bitterns and marsh…Continue
"Zablidowsky was accused by the FAA of flying in restricted airspace without obtaining permission from controllers and operating the drone in a “careless or reckless manner.”
The airspace designation above that part of New York is the same as for flights using nearby airports, including LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy, according to the FAA.
As published by The Guardian (link to the full story is here):
"A German wildlife rescue project is deploying small aerial drones to find young deer hiding in tall grass and protect them from being shredded by combine harvesters cutting…Continue
Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an “unmanned air vehicle” flying near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, the site of commercial float-plane operations.
Transport Canada spokesman Rod Nelson said Tuesday the federal department is “very concerned about the operations of this UAV and we have…Continue
Here is a link to a report about an attempt to use UAVs to help emergency responders at Oso in Washington State.
At the recent …Continue
Welcome to a remarkable, international, and evolving community. I was a newbie/noobie/noob to DIY Drones in 2012. I found much useful information while reading over 2000 DIY Drones blog posts during 2013. Some links to those blog posts have been collected on…Continue
What a year this has been! We'd like to offer our thanks to 3D Robotics and everyone who contributed to the diydrones community. More information available on …Continue
12 TED Talks available…Continue
Added by John Githens on November 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Currently there are many, diverse viewpoints and views about the evolving, civilian unmanned vehicle systems (UVS) industry. You may be interested in the overview we developed in THIS post. We plan to revisit the topic in 2014.
- John Githens, with Doug…Continue
(My apologies if this topic has already been posted. I did not find mention when searching the DIYD site.)
A panel discussion in May was one of the most informative videos I have seen recently about both opportunities and constraints for the evolving civilian UVS industry.…Continue
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