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AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference - Atlanta 2015

Kicking off each day at the show was a General Session moderated by Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer, 3D Robotics. Colin joined 3D Robotics in 2014 after co-founding and serving as CEO of DJI North America. Read more

Canada is introducing new drone rules

by François Shalom, Montreal Gazette
Ottawa is loosening restrictions on flying unmanned aerial systems.
Currently, anyone who operates a drone that weighs two kilograms or more for non-recreational purposes must obtain a permit called a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada.
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3D Robotics IRIS+ drone now hands-free with Follow Me

Joshua Goldman

GoPro cameras are great for capturing your view of what you’re doing, but recording yourself usually involves poles or another person. The IRIS+ from 3D Robotics now gives you the opportunity to have a drone as your personal camera crew.
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SpaceX Rocket Launch And Land Video Shot By A Drone

Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, has been experimenting with reusable rockets since last year. Read more

Facebook to acquire UAV Developer Titan Aerospace

by TechCrunch
Facebook is looking to enter the game of drones.
The social media giant is reportedly in talks to purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered, near-orbital drones, which can fly for about five years nonstop. Facebook would use the drones to help deliver internet access to areas of the world that still lack connectivity. Read more

NTSB judge rules FAA ban on commercial UAS/Drones unenforceable

BIG BIG News !
In a ruling late Thursday, 3/6, a NTSB Administrative Law Judge ruled that the policy banning the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft is unenforceable. The judge found that the policy wasn’t written as part of a formal rulemaking process and the FAA hadn’t complied with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. Read more

Spelunking in Corvette Cavern

On Wednesday 2.12.2014, a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Eight Corvettes fell into the hole. To explore the pit, the University of Western Kentucky’s engineering department wisely sent in a drone instead of a human. Read more

Thaumetopoea processionea (oak procession moth) combate in germany with UAVs

By Brandenburg-Aktuell News
The rapid spread of the Oak Processionary Moth in Germany in recent years and the sometimes serious health impairments with which it is associated highlight the need for systematic monitoring.
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DJI Introduces New EVO System for Aerial Cinematography

DJI, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers in UAV systems, launched the EVO System for professional cinematographers.

The upgraded system is comprised of the S800 EVO Airframe, the Zenmuse EVO  gimbal and the A2M flight controller.  Developed for film and TV production, the  EVO System marks the most advanced platform for highly-effective unmanned  aerial cinematography.

The EVO System is designed for the most demanding digital video  professionals, providing a safer and more economic alternative to full-scale  helicopter use. The EVO System enables shot never before possible. Read more

Drone-Pilots-Are-Found-to-Get-Stress-Disorders

UAV Pilots are found to get stress disorders - me too ...

By James Dao
but only positive stress in enjoying while i am flying.

In the first study of its kind, researchers with the Defense Department have found that pilots of drone aircraft experience mental health problems like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress at the same rate as pilots of manned aircraft who are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

The study affirms a growing body of research finding health hazards even for those piloting machines from bases far from actual combat zones.
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