First responders learn how drones can save lives

SARAH HOFIUS HALL Flying overhead, a drone often can see what a firefighter cannot. On Saturday, volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel from 10 departments learned how the technology can help save lives. The free educational seminar was held at Marywood University by DARTdrones, which won the regional TecBridge Business Planning Competition last year. The flight […]

U.S. drone rules remain in hangar in 2014

New York | Reuters – The United States missed a year-end deadline for publishing new rules on remote-control aircraft, delaying an eagerly awaited step toward using drones in everything from farming to package delivery. Businesses have been clamouring for rules to allow commercial drone flights, fearing the U.S. is falling behind other countries in developing […]

Santa Delivering Drones for Christmas Amid Rising Safety Concern

  If you find a drone under the Christmas tree next week, it may also come with a list of U.S. government guidelines for safe flying and even software to keep the device away from airports. Sales of the small, unmanned aircraft are soaring this holiday season, prompting fears that first-time users could accidentally crash […]

Drone pioneer on device’s advantages, challenges

Consumer drones are now a $450 million industry. Sales are up 45 percent in the past year, but their future is uncertain. Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, one of America’s first drone manufacturers, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss safety and privacy with drones. Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/drone-pioneer-on-devices-advantages-challenges/

As Drones Swoop Above Skies, Thrill-Seeking Stunts Elicit Safety Concerns

Amateur photographers and Hollywood filmmakers turn to them for lush overhead shots. Geologists use them to look above the seas for oil-bearing rocks. Amazon executives are pushing to use them to plop packages onto doorsteps. But now drones – the unmanned flying vehicles the size of a pizza box – are also a favorite tool […]

What You Need to Know About Drone Safety

MAY 19, 2014 By: Ben Potter, AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor Make sure your drone-flying experience goes smoothly. Randall Adkins, a precision farming specialist for Scott Equipment in Louisiana, has been researching several models of rotor drones over the past several months. On this clear spring day, he’s assembling his first fixed-wing model. “I […]