DHL drone will make deliveries to German island starting Friday

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By Chris Welch on September 24, 2014 11:05 am Starting Friday, DHL will use drones to deliver medical supplies to a small German island. The company’s quad-rotor “parcelcopter” will transport packages to the island of Juist, home to between 1,500 and 1,700 people, and DHL claims this marks the first unmanned drone delivery service to launch in […]

Farmers wait for regulations while eyeing drones

Posted by Courtney Ann Jackson – bio | email – Jackson, MS Canton soybean farmer Danny Murphy has embraced technology. That includes GPS guidance for his tractors and instant readings when he’s harvesting. Now, he’s hearing about the benefits of an extra set of eyes, in the form of a drone. “A quick look at […]

‘MAGIC’- Cirque du Soleil’s Drone Coreography

by Markus Waibel September 22, 2014 We’ve seen robots on stage before: Humanoids have been featured in theater productions in Switzerland, Austria, and Japan, and industrial robots have played parts in dance performances and other staged events. Flying robots have also played a theatrical role, for example in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Texas […]

Future Scope: Chris Anderson

The U.S. government is expected to allow commercial drone operations in 2015, which has already helped to spark a burgeoning market for small, cheap robotic aircraft. Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, has been at the forefront of the industry, first by starting the popular website, and now as founder and CEO of […]

Pigskin Delivery Drone at Michigan Thrown for Loss by FAA

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By Alan Levin Sep 19, 2014 11:00 PM CT There was an intentional grounding at the University of Michigan before the Wolverines even opened their football game against the University of Utah today. The Wolverines canceled plans to deliver the game ball to the 50-yard line with a drone after the U.S.Federal Aviation Administration explained […]

Mount Jungfrau Birds Eye View by Drone

Nature images by drone

Jungfrau is a mountain in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It rises 13,642 feet high. Nine climbers with the outfitting company Mammut reached the peak. Using a drone with a fisheye lens, they captured a photo of themselves, locked arm in arm, around the peak. For more stunning images by Mammut follow this link:

UAS pilot reflects on lessons learned from Texas search

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By Patrick C. Miller | September 18, 2014 Although the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the search for a missing Texas woman failed to locate her, UAS pilot Gene Robinson believes much was learned from the experience. The Plano, Texas, Police Department began searching for Christina Morris, 23, on Sept. 2 after […]

Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. Four drones called Coyotes — shaped like thin missiles with retractable wings — were launched into the hurricane this week, […]

How to become a drone entrepreneur

September 15 2014 Where are the opportunities to make a business out of drones? 3D Robotics co-founder Jordi Muñoz explores the future… Jordi Muñoz. Image from 3D Robotics/Christopher Michel. In 2008 I was 20 years old and living in Riverside, California, bored out of my mind waiting for my green card to come through, when I built […]

Warrantless drone ban hovers over Brown’s desk

September 15, 2014 – By James Poulos With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown could set the tone for state-level drone policy. After passing the Assembly and the state Senate, AB1327 will await Brown’s signature until the end of September. Legislation regulating the use of drones by law enforcement has already been proposed or passed in […]