March of the drones: 10 ideas that moved flying robots forward in 2015

Earlier this year, the folks over at Dronestagram held their second annual drone photography contest and ...

From gizmag

 DECEMBER 3, 2015

Drones have continued to capture our imagination in remarkable ways throughout 2015. Despite the thick layers of bureaucracy that outlaw commercial use in much of the world, fresh ideas itching to put the technology to use constantly come to the fore. Let's cast our eye over some of the more promising to emerge this year; a diverse list that includes everything from drones that deliver medical supplies to drones that can build bridges all by themselves.

This is an exceptionally eye opening article that is too lengthy to do it justice as a simple blog post. It is a compilation of some of the most interesting innovations in the sUAS community for 2015 some of which have appeared on our front pages.


Full article here

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Comment by Nikola Rabchevsky on December 5, 2015 at 9:21am

Does anyone know if, as far as the FAA is concerned, what the precise definition of "commercial" is?
In reference to human-piloted aircraft, if you accept compensation for flying, that's commercial.  Does the same definition apply to UAVs?

Comment by Marcus Wright on December 5, 2015 at 10:30am

This document is worth reading. Specially pages 9-12.  The table on page 11 is depressing. Things change so rapidly you probably need to be a lawyer to know for sure what is defend-able in court.  Looks to me unless it's a hobby [a pursuit outside one's regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation] then it is considered commercial. 


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