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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Meet the queen of sh*tty robots

Check out Simone's channel: https://www.youtube.com/simonegiertz We interviewed Simone Giertz about her love of building hilariously terrible robots, from
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These are funny!  Anyone can build these guys...all you have to do is dive in and have the right attitude.
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Big ideas and little robots: Using the OpenROV in interdisciplinary STEM projects

Big ideas and little robots: Using the OpenROV in interdisciplinary STEM projects | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Joey Maier is a biology professor at Polk State College where he uses every possible opportunity to encourage his students to spend time in the water, play with technology, and do #CitizenScience. …
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We are doing much of the same things here at CSUCI.  Great to see so many of us are using these cheap, open source technologies to bolster student learning and engagement.
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Breakdown of drone remote sensing sensors - Geoawesomeness

Breakdown of drone remote sensing sensors - Geoawesomeness | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Tweet Share on Facebook Share Share Email Pin Pocket Flipboard As high-fidelity sensors continue to become smaller and more compact, drones are now capable of carrying more payload options than ever before. With all these various models, picking the right one for each unique industrial use can feel overwhelming. The best way to begin is

"As high-fidelity sensors continue to become smaller and more compact, drones are now capable of carrying more payload options than ever before. With all these various models, picking the right one for each unique industrial use can feel overwhelming. The best way to begin is ..."

 

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Cool to see the different types of remote sensing sensors. 
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Duke's Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Unoccupied Systems Facility

Duke's Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) & Unoccupied Systems Facility | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Duke is getting in the game.
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What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context. It’s no wonder why, really, when they most often appear in news reports on the heels of a drone strike we’ve carried out in another country,  when discussing drone monitoring or policing programs, or in exploring the many safety hazards they bring with them. This makes it easy to view drones in a negative or at least a violent light.

But drones, just like all technology, are themselves neither good nor evil. Rather, it’s all in how we use them. Given the right context and guidance, drones can make a creative tool for learning, creativity, and experimentation.

There are, of course, many potential liabilities in using drones within an educational sphere, most pressing of which have to do with safety and liability. Another real issue even for hobbyists is the expense, which may require a grant or a campaign on GoFundMe or DonorsChoose.org to solve.

Still, drones are the future and the future is now. For a moment, let’s suspend some disbelief and any larger concerns, so we can look at the creative teaching potential inherent in this technology.

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Firm at Lunken offers training on how to fly a drone

Firm at Lunken offers training on how to fly a drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
For pilots, some of the hottest new job growth may be in an industry where they never have to leave the ground.
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A great example of the growing trend of airplane pilots thinking they know how to fly drones and should therefore be the natural home of drone training...even though we can't fly at airports (generally speaking).  This example is from Cincinnati, Ohio.
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UC Merced becomes drone use policy hub

UC Merced becomes drone use policy hub | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
First UC Center of Excellence on campus will produce research for public health and precision-agriculture.
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Our colleague Brandon is now leading the UC permitting side of drones.  He is to coordinate all applications for use across the entire UC.  I had thought that this was an academic appointment, but I guess is in an administrative endeavor.  
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Drones for Delaware: Presentations and Live Indoor Flight Demonstrations - sUAS News

Drones for Delaware: Presentations and Live Indoor Flight Demonstrations - sUAS News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Join Delaware Technical Community College, drone pilots/professionals, and industry experts for presentations and live indoor drone flight demonstrations. This exciting event will inform attendees about the future and promise of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) or “drones” in Delaware. Witness the power of UAS technology and its potential and application in commerce, agriculture, government and…Read more →
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Many of us seem to be on the same track...they even have a pair of twins helping the too!
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Universities Offer Degrees in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Universities Offer Degrees in Unmanned Aircraft Systems | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Dozens of colleges now offer courses, and universities are beginning to add majors, in unmanned aircraft systems — the new frontier of aviation.
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These programs are great, but they all focus on designing or flying...not ugh emphasis on collecting useful data.

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University of Missouri to require Unmanned Safety Institute Training as Prerequisite for Drone Students - sUAS News

University of Missouri to require Unmanned Safety Institute Training as Prerequisite for Drone Students - sUAS News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Columbia, Missouri- Today, the University of Missouri’s Journalism and Agriculture schools announced that they will require the Unmanned Safety Institute’s (USI) online safety awareness training as a prerequisite for students enrolled in the schools jointly run drone courses.  The effort is part of USI’s Ambassador program, of which the University of Missouri is a member,…Read more →
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Here it comes: the race to who will be the online "certifiers."

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