Chris Anderson's Blog – December 2013 Archive (24)

$10,000 prize for most "socially beneficial use of a drone platform costing less than $3,000"

From the new Drone User Group Network, a new collection of meetups that "seeks to foster interest in the use of civilian unmanned aerial technology and demonstrate its positive potential for humanity"
The Drone…
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Added by Chris Anderson on December 5, 2013 at 9:21pm — 5 Comments

FAA officially permits drone use by farmers

Great news from the AMA: The FAA has clarified its rules (which were assumed but not confirmed) that private use of drones over their own property is allowed now:

November 25th… In an online news…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — 21 Comments

New concept: "Air Highways"

In the wake of the Amazon announcement, here's an interesting new concept from our friends at SkyCatch and others: "air highways", which are designated drone zones that would potentially allow their introduction before the FAA is comfortable with full integration into the national air space. A bit like…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Senate hearing will discuss Amazon drones

From Buzzfeed:

A Senate committee will hold a hearing early next year to explore the potential economic impact of private companies using drones, including Amazon’s proposed drone delivery…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 2, 2013 at 3:59pm — 16 Comments

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