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Bureau of Reclamation Selects New Mexico State University for Unmanned Aircraft System Inspection of Elephant Butte Dam

July 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015—The Bureau of Reclamation has selected New Mexico State University to be the lead subject matter expert to perform the first Reclamation dam inspection using an unmanned aircraft system. This aeronautical research project…

Infrastructure Innovation: Developing Creative AEC Solutions with Drones

June 5, 2015 - in Column, Sensors

Drones are one of the technologies most likely to really “take off” and have a significant impact on our industry. Whether referred to as unmanned…

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Selects SimActive for Drones

January 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

Montreal, Canada, Jan. 13, 2015—SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, has been selected by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). They join professionals across the globe using Correlator3D™ with UAV imagery. …

Aermatica Develops a Drone to Detect Asbestos

November 19, 2014 - in Buildings, Environment, Products, Sensors

A drone aimed at detecting asbestos in the environment was presented last Sunday in Rome, by the Italian National Research Council (CNR), along with Aermatica, manufacturer of remotely piloted aircrafts (RPA). The initiative is promoted by the Counsellor for…

senseFly Announces eBee RTK Survey-grade Mapping Drone

June 11, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors

The eBee RTK by senseFly is a fully autonomous survey-grade mapping drone (or UAV/UAS). It features a built-in L1/L2 GNSS receiver and is capable of receiving corrections from most leading brands of base station via its supplied eMotion 2 flight control software…

Connecticut Fire Department Gets Help from a Drone at a Quarry Fire

February 5, 2014 - in Emergency

The Branford (CT) Fire Department made use of a drone for the first time in the department's history during a fire at the J& J Blasting Company in Stony Creek Quarry last week. Firefighters called an evacuation based on the drones finding, causing the…

RIEGL Launches the First Survey-grade LiDAR for UAS

February 5, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems has been developing the world’s first survey-grade UAS LiDAR sensor, the VUX-1. As early as February this year, it is already time to show off this innovative sensor: join us at the official launch event ILMF taking place…

Aibotix Partners with Cooliris for Photos and Videos on Mobile Devices

December 17, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors

Aibotix announces a partnership with Cooliris, leader in creating media experiences for mobile and web consumers, to bring a brand new consumer sharing experience for drone photography. This will be the first consumer photo application to integrate with drones.…

Drones Inspect One of the Longest Bridges in Germany

November 14, 2013 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Drones can go places convectional devices can’t. It is deployed when an inspection or operation is too dangerous for humans to carry out. What we are talking about is the Aibot X6 developed by Aibotix in Kassel. The hexacopter was developed to meet the highest…