World’s largest, fastest 3D printed drone takes flight

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3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)

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Drone design doesn’t impact people’s perception of drones: Study

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A University of Nevada, Las Vegas study has found that the design of a drone doesn’t actually impact people’s perceptions of drones. The study asked 647 people in the U.S. to rate their perception of drones that they saw in pictures, manipulated across four factors – color, propeller blades, legs and propeller safety guards. (Video)

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NASA needs your ideas on managing skies filled with drones

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With someone able to fly a drone onto the White House lawn, it is apparently time to discuss where you can (and cannot) fly drones—and, more importantly, how to track and enforce those boundaries.  Bringing together government authorities, industry professionals, and amateur enthusiasts to chat about drones, NASA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International are hosting a conference at the end of July in Moffett Field, California.   Continue reading… “NASA needs your ideas on managing skies filled with drones”

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

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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.   Continue reading… “Will your insurance company use drones to check up on you?”

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Ready or Not, Drone Technology will Change Everything

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The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a report detailing more than 190 safety incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft. In response, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has vowed to push legislation that would crack down on the commercial use of drones, also called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). India’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation has already banned all use of drones in the country — even for civilian purposes.

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How solar powered drones are about to transform your life

 George Bye at the DaVinci Institute’s “Night with a Futurist” talking about the future of solar powered UAVs

George Bye is the founder of Bye Aerospace, a Colorado company involved in the design of a unique solar-electric powered aircraft that use solar electric energy, stored in batteries, to drive a propeller to both fly and stay aloft for long periods of time. A special combination of technologies and design will enable the current small UAVs to maintain station, with flight endurance of 8 to 12 hours at a time – several multiples of typical aviation gasoline fuel engine UAVs. A more extreme version of this capability will be engineered into Bye’s future aircraft (both civil and defense).

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By 2040, 3D printer drones will become reality

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The Transformer is a futuristic long-range aircraft that divides into smaller ones during or upon arrival at its mission.

By 2040, 3D printers could be so advanced they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a group of wide-winged aircraft for protracted or enduring surveillance or as rotary-winged UAVs to rescue single civilians or soldiers from dangerous situations, the defense firm’s scientists and engineers suggest.

 

 

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AirMule – an unmanned flying ambulance

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AirMule – flying ambulance drone

Every second counts in a medical emergency. That’s why Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli startup, is developing an unmanned flying ambulance called the “AirMule” that combines the in-and-out agility of a helicopter with the ability to perform rescues in dense urban environments that are difficult to manuever through in a rotor-based vehicle. (Video)

 

 

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Drones provide Colorado flooding assistance until FEMA grounded them

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There has been unbelievable flooding going on in Colorado. The rain has made it difficult (or impossible) for airplanes and helicopters to get in and out of the area. Drones can fly in and out, though, and while they’re not able to pick up people or drop off supplies, they are able to make damage assessment maps to help relief agencies coordinate their efforts. Or at least, they were, until the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) showed up and grounded them. (Video)

 

 

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