New drone technology emerges from Queen’s Human Media Lab

Roel Vertegaal, the director of the Human Media Lab, holds up one of the ShapeDrones.Researchers at the Queen’s Human Media Lab (HML) have unveiled drone technology that allows users to virtually construct three-dimensional structures. HML’s BitDrone system was unveiled earlier this month at the 28th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology in Charlotte, […]Read more…

Connecticut Senator Calls For Regulations On Recreational Drone Use

FILE — A drone flies above trees (credit: Jean Pierre Muller/AFP/Getty Images) Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailMore Sharing Services NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A trade group has estimated 400,000 drones will be sold this holiday season. “Drones are literally flying off the shelves,” said Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal said he would like to […]Read more…

Kickstarter-launched drone startup denies it cheated customers

David Black “We sent an e-mail to the Zano team informing them of their obligations to backers.” As the fallout continues from the implosion of Europe’s largest Kickstarter-funded project, Torquing Group has staunchly denied that it cheated or stole from its Zano-drone customers. “We strongly refute any allegations made that may suggest that the board […]Read more…

As Popularity Of Drones Increase, So Do Worries…And Safeguards

Flickr.com photo by ARS Electronica. By ideastream’s Brian Bull After Thanksgiving comes another annual observance….the holiday shopping frenzy.  And among the top items on wish lists this year are unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. Forbes.com says the commercial drone market will generate more than $1 billion in the U.S. this year, while the FAA […]Read more…

FAA publishes updates about UAS registration

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published updates from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee about registration requirements for UAS devices. The registration rules apply to all UAS, including those that are used as model aircrafts for hobbies or for commercial purposes. There are already laws about when a […]Read more…

Police are now using drones to apprehend suspects and administer non-lethal force: A police chief weighs in

Unmanned aerial vehicles are beginning to occupy our airspace, operated by companies, filmmakers, and hobbyists. A new law in North Dakota places guidelines on use for law enforcement. Los Angeles Sheriff Department deputy Troy Sella (left) and SkySeer inventor Sam de la Torre  Image: CNET Drones have been used in the military, for commercial purposes, […]Read more…

DreamHammer DroneOS® to Power Up Enterprise Drones

DroneOS is currently available in beta release to a limited DreamHammer today announced the release of a drone operating system, DroneOS, to include industrial-grade avionics and operator ground control system. DroneOS is now available in beta release to a limited number of key customers with a full release planned for 2016 to DreamHammer’s enterprise-customer pipeline. […]Read more…

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