drones

  • What cities need to know about drones Crunch Network

    What cities need to know about drones

    As drones increasingly fly through our cities in the coming years — delivering our latest order from Amazon or other on-demand retailers — the regulation of our airspace and the environment in which we co-exist with flying robots becomes more and more present and real. Read More

  • Tech and government: The state of our union Crunch Network

    Tech and government: The state of our union

    Tech innovators tend to operate with an ethos that they consider diametrically opposed to that of government, frequently leading to friction. Given the current regulatory, legal and political climate in our country, and while technology becomes increasingly more pervasive in our society, there is a need for the tech community to devote greater attention to what’s happening in… Read More

  • Intel could put fireworks out of work, gets FAA permission to fly drone fleets at night

    Intel could put fireworks out of work, gets FAA permission to fly drone fleets at night

    As regulations governing the commercial use of small drones in the U.S. went into effect this week,companies immediately began obtaining exemptions from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to these rules. Among others, CNN has obtained the right to fly a tethered drone over people for news gathering purposes; PrecisionHawk obtained an exemption to fly its agricultural drones “beyond… Read More

  • In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

    In a first, FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones where pilots can’t see them

    The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission to a drone tech startup called PrecisionHawk to fly its unmanned aerial vehicles beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in U.S. airspace. The exemption represents a first in the country, and comes on the same day that the FAA implemented its Part 107 rules governing the way that businesses can use small drones, up to 55 pounds, in… Read More

  • New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

    New rules for commercial drone use take effect today in the U.S.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration put new rules into effect today regulating the commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. The rules apply to drones that weigh up to 55 pounds and that are being used for business purposes, whether that’s scientific research, education, media, or inspection and surveying of land, traffic, prisons, stadiums or anything… Read More

  • Flirtey flies pies for Domino’s in New Zealand

    Flirtey flies pies for Domino’s in New Zealand

    Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has demonstrated delivery of hot pizzas by drone in Auckland, New Zealand. The company has a long history of embracing high-tech concepts. Last year, they tested out a four-wheeled, driverless pizza delivery vehicle. And in 2012, Domino’s launched a casual build-a-pizza game that also let players order the pizza they built digitally for real life… Read More

  • DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced by the FAA in June this year, will take… Read More

  • PowerEgg, the ovoid flying robot, lands this October for $1,288

    PowerEgg, the ovoid flying robot, lands this October for $1,288

    Today, Beijing-based PowerVision made its ovoid camera drone, the PowerEgg, available to international customers via pre-order on the company’s website for $1,288. Customers who pre-order a PowerEgg will also get a backpack designed to fit the drone, its charging station, decorative stand and remote controls along with their orders. The company says the backpack is valued at… Read More

  • Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

    Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals. Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the company has built its systems on top of a drone often used by movie-makers, the DJI S-1000+, a camera-carrying octocopter. To that skeleton, Aptonomy adds a new flight… Read More

  • Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy Crunch Network

    Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy

    Drones have the potential to revolutionize our lives in many ways. However, some people have concerns. In the case of drone technology, one we hear often is the possible invasion of privacy. After months of discussions, a collaborative process resulted in a consensus set of voluntary best practices that balance people’s rights to operate drones with all of our rights to privacy. Read More

  • CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation

    CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation

    CNN has been using drones to gather video for some time now, having employed aerial vehicles to cover such recent key stories as the Flint, Michigan water crisis and the floods that ravaged Louisiana. Unmanned aerial vehicles were also put to work during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and town halls. The cable news network is looking to double-down on the technology… Read More

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