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Emesent is Data61 Spin-Out – Can Fly Autonomous Without GPS

Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding round along with … Continue reading

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State Farm Granted Waivers for BVLOS and OPA

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence State Farm Insurance in conjunction with Virginia Tech/MAAP obtained two impressive waivers. One for operations beyond visual line of sight and the other for flights over populated areas. State Farm was the first insurance … Continue reading

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Stantec Scales Drone Operations Across North Amercia

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Stantec is a top three multinational professional services firm specializing in design, architecture, and engineering. Early on, Stantec saw potential for drones in their work, especially as a tool for surveying and modeling. Drones enable Stantec … Continue reading

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Part 107 Waivers – Doing it Right the First Time

As my favorite saying goes, “The only problem with doing something right the first time is, no one appreciates how difficult it was.” This certainly applies to Part 107 waivers. Here are some tips from Skyward for submitting a successful … Continue reading

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AUVSI Launches TOP – Trusted Operator Program for UAS

AUVSI has now given unmanned aircraft systems operators a way to increase their safety and boost their standing in the marketplace through today’s launch of the new Trusted Operator Program, or TOP. Interest in becoming a commercial drone operator has … Continue reading

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Skyward Has Enterprise Scale UAV Solutions

Skyward offers software solutions for managing fleets of UAVs in multiple countries around the world. Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT (Internet of Things) services in high-growth markets, Verizon purchased Skyward, a private company based in Portland, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment is Helping NPS with Woolsey Fire Aftermath

With nearly 100,000 acres and over 600 park structures destroyed AeroVironment is providing critical services to the assess the damage. The Woolsey wildfire burned almost 90% of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Simply and painfully … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Act – What is Impact on UAS Industry?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is being hailed as a significant step forward by those in the UAS/UAV industry and by aviation law experts. From the article in UAS Magazine by Patrick C. Miller, October 10, 2018: The act—passed … Continue reading

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Automated Inventory Using Smart Drones

Maintaining an accurate warehouse inventory can be a very tedious process. Attempts to automate the workflow face a number of challenges such as fast turn around and lack of survey control. It looks like Exyn Technologies which emerged from the … Continue reading

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Archaeology in the Palm of Your Hand

The Fairfield Foundation launched a new digital historic preservation initiative in 2017 using drones, photogrammetry, and 3D printing. At the conclusion of each layer of the dig the drone was used to capture the exposed objects and terrain.  The photos … Continue reading

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