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FAA drone test sites announced

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the spread of unmanned aircraft across U.S. skies. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the research … Continue reading

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Amazon tests drone delivery…Welcome to the age of “Prime Air”

The world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, has started testing drones for delivery. Called “Octocopters”, the drones are able deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of them placing the order. The service will be called “Prime … Continue reading

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FAA releases roadmap for opening America’s skies – but it’s not Skynet (yet)

Since the 1990s unmanned aerial systems, or drones, have operated on a limited basis within U.S. domestic airspace–the National Airspace System (NAS). The main user of drones in the NAS were public agencies, such as the military and border patrol. … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot drones: My top 10 predictions for the future of drones in the U.S.

The U.S.’ Federal Aviation Administration–the organization in charge of American airspace– has warned people that firing at drones endangers the public and property, and could lead to prosecution. What promoted this? An ordinance under consideration at the tiny farming community … Continue reading

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Police Drones and Autonomy

The ‘domestication’ of drone technology is developing at an alarming pace, and is only set to increase with FAA regulations coming into force, opening the skies for drones everywhere. The ‘Qube’ drone represents the evolution of drones for policing civilian … Continue reading

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