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Will your insurance company use drones to check up on you?

April 16th, 2015 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

Last week, insurance giant American International Group, announced it has won approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones.  That means AIG could potentially speed up the process of cutting reimbursement checks to homeowners and businesses hurt by floods or hurricanes by getting to disaster-stricken towns in the US more quickly by deploying unmanned aerial vehicles.  

China’s booming drone delivery services

April 9th, 2015 at 1:42 pm » Comments Off

Packages are already soaring through the air in China, while companies like Amazon are chomping at the bit to launch drone delivery services in the United States.  

FAA green lights Amazon for delivery drone testing

March 26th, 2015 at 1:32 pm » Comments Off

Amazon’s delivery drones may be more than just a publicity stunt.  The Federal Aviation Administration announced on March 19, that Amazon is receiving an experimental airworthiness certificate.  This will allow them to test drone aircraft.  

FAA says no to posting drone videos on YouTube

March 22nd, 2015 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

If you fly drones and post the video footage on YouTube, the Federal Aviation Administration may send you a letter.  

A quadcopter that doesn’t mind getting wet

March 20th, 2015 at 3:00 pm » Comments Off

Normally drones and water don’t get along, just ask Zwier Spanjer, the viral internet star who dove fully clothed into a pond to save his beloved drone from certain death.  

Drone ambulance concept could revolutionize emergency operations

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

An Austin, TX design firm, has designed a drone ambulance that would be capable of providing quick support in rural areas and faster treatment for major traffic accidents.  

FAA takes huge step towards legalizing commercial drone flights

February 20th, 2015 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

The FAA’s long-awaited rules for flying small drones have arrived. Up until today it was illegal to fly drones for commercial purposes unless you had a specific a testing exemption from the FAA.

Using drones to map cemeteries

February 10th, 2015 at 4:13 pm » Comments Off

Demo day for 500 Startups’ newest class has taken a somber turn. Demo day featured not one, but two startups that are in the death business, and one uses the hot tech of the moment — drones.    

37 Critical Problems that need to be Solved for Drone Delivery to become Viable

January 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: It all started when Toni, one of our staffers working on our flying drone workshop, asked me a simple question. She asked, “Since I live in an apartment complex, if I order something to be delivered by drone, where would they leave the package?”    

New wave of hands on drones

January 26th, 2015 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

Farmers, police forces, and extreme sports enthusiasts have already found uses for drones.  Now engineers are testing versions of the tiny craft that can do more than just observe.