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FAA Approves Limited Use Of Drones for San Diegeo Gas & Electric

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in…

Louisiana Levees to Be Mapped by Drones

July 20, 2014 - in Erosion control, Maintenance, Water

South Lafourche's levees will be viewed though an unconventional eye in the coming months. Levee District Director Windell Curole said the district is…

FLIR Thermal Imaging Partners with ING Robotic Aviation to Look for Gas Leaks

April 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

FLIR Systems (FLIR), the world leader in thermal imaging systems, is pleased to announce that ING Robotic Aviation, leader in its field, has selected…

Michigan Tech Researches Feasibility of UAS Use in Transportation

February 17, 2014 - in Sensors, Transportation

The Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) is currently looking into the use of UAS from a transportation perspective.  MTRI scientists and faculty from the main Michigan Tech campus are using unmanned aircraft systems to help the US Department of Transportation’s…

Tijuana to Use Drones for Aerial Reconnaissance

December 8, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Drones soon could help Tijuana authorities monitor traffic, evaluate accident scenes, detect landslides and control wildfires. Mayor Jorge Astiazarán said this week that he’s preparing to buy several small, unmanned aircraft for the city, making Tijuana…

Robots Delivering Your Mail

December 5, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

'Drones' is the word of the week. While the focus until now has been on their less savory applications, Amazon's vision of mail delivered by drone has brought attention to different uses. Once an industry tool, or the plaything of electronics enthusiasts,…

Network of Small Drones Could Replace Roadways in Rural Areas

September 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Palo Alto-based Matternet has a vision to use a network of unmanned aerial vehicles to change the paradigm of transportation, and to even replace roadways in rural areas. The company want to address the more than one billion people around the world that are…