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When it Comes to Drones, the Sky is the Limit

Seed-bomb drones could be the key to combating deforestation

Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 10, 2015 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

National Robotics Week 2015

National Robotics Week 2015

Are you ready for National Robotics Week 2015? The sixth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 4-12, 2015. RoboWeek 2014 was amazing and 2015 promises to be even better! Activities can be small, large, and…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 4, 2015 at 11:11am — No Comments

DIY Drones at 65,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 65,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.5 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 50,000 page views a day on…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 24, 2015 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Hybrid Power Could Help Drone Delivery Take Off

A prototype hybrid quadcopter can fly several times farther than conventional battery-powered ones.

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 22, 2015 at 11:30am — 31 Comments

Self driving car set for cross country trip

CNN Money

"Look ma', no hands!"

Auto parts maker Delphi has announced a plan for a team of engineers to make a trip from the Golden Gate Bridge to midtown Manhattan in a car that automatically drives itself.

The car,…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 14, 2015 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Drones Could Help Monitor Methane from Fracking

March 6, 2015

Inside a former bowling alley in Pittsburgh, the future of environmental protection could be taking flight. It’s 3.5 pounds of technology and it’s whipping around a vacant floor above a robotics lab.

“We can fly up to 40 miles an hour,” says Dick Zhang, the founder and CEO of…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 10, 2015 at 12:20pm — 4 Comments

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Forbes

By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing.

North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics,…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 3:34pm — 21 Comments

DIY Drones at 64,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

A look into the future of drones, with Dronecode’s Andrew Tridgell

From SD Times

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Commercial drones are taking software development by storm these days. Drone development is being looked at in all industries from agriculture,…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 9, 2015 at 3:12pm — 7 Comments

Researchers develop autonomous drone to help fire-fighting inside ships

The micro-flyer can operate in confined spaces and rapidly accumulate situational information

From naval-technology.com

Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Robotics Institute and Sensible Machines have developed a new small quadrotor designed for fire-fighting inside navy…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 7, 2015 at 5:10pm — 8 Comments

Can We Detect Small Drones Like the One That Crashed at White House? Yes, We Can

IEE Spectrum

By David Schneider

Last week, a small drone belonging to a federal worker crashed on the White House grounds. Just what caused the little flyer to head off to one of the most security-sensitive sites in the world is…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2015 at 5:17pm — 10 Comments

How Robots Are Changing Disaster Response and Recovery

Robin Murphy is the director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue at Texas A&M University.

by / January 29, 2015…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 2, 2015 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

DIY Drones at 63,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 31, 2015 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

5 Ways Drones Could Affect the American Food Supply

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union.

This month, the…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 27, 2015 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Pilot pressure explains FAA’s indecisiveness on drones

Drone policy in the U.S. is…
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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 18, 2015 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

With SkySpecs’ Guardians, The Drones Have Become Self-Aware

From TechCrunch

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SkySpecs has solved the biggest problem with drones: avoiding obstacles. With the company’s first product,…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2015 at 7:30am — 12 Comments

Drone startups swoop up millions

CNNMoney

It's not exactly a surprise that both parties -- consumers and VCS -- are shelling out a lot for drones.

Recent drone campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have blown fundraising goals out of the water. AirDog, an…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 7, 2015 at 8:45am — 6 Comments

DIY Drones at 62,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 7, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Three-Dimensional City: How Drones Will Impact the Future Urban Landscape

From Architecture News

By Evan Rawn

Many have come to associate drones with the looming unmanned aircraft deployed in the defense industry, but as…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 3, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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