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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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L.A. Fire Department's robot goes where firefighters can't

L.A. Fire Department's robot goes where firefighters can't | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
With its bright-yellow armored body, grippy tank-like treads, plow nose and water cannon, the Los Angeles Fire Department's latest piece of equipment looks more like a Star Wars sidekick than a firefighting assistant.
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Drones planting trees in burned wildlands | BBJ Today

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands | BBJ Today | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Vanessa Hawkins’s insight:
This is a great way how drones can help with forest restoration after wildfires. The drones can plant 150 times faster the number of seedlings as compared to an experienced tree planter. The drones can also find spots on the ground that will be better conditions for the seedlings to grow. The drones do this by using mapping data and swarms of drones to replant target areas within hours.

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Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California

Delivery robot spontaneously bursts into flames in California | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
An autonomous food delivery robot burst into flames on a Berkeley, California sidewalk on Friday. Kiwi, the startup that makes and manages the one hundred-strong fleet of robots, issued a statement to say that the fire was quickly extinguished by a passerby before the city’s fire department arrived and doused the machine in foam.
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California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire

California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A California Air National Guard team is serving as a reconnaissance and surveillance unit for response efforts to the Carr Fire in Northern California, providing up-to-date intelligence as service members and civilian firefighters battle the massive blaze.,
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Drones Near a Wildfire | UAV Expert News

Drones Near a Wildfire | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Recreational drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems sometimes called UAS have become increasingly popular in the past few years.
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Rhetoric is search of a real problem.
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Drones reportedly spotted near two large B.C. wildfires

Drones reportedly spotted near two large B.C. wildfires | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Drones were reported near the Siphon Creek and Beatton Airport Road fires, near Fort St. John.
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Again, these guys were probably wanting to image the flames.  To say that they amount to a justified reason to ground helos is simply messed-up.  I have seen helicopters operate near power lines, seen news helicopters operate near water dumps, etc.  All of these things are risky and potential hazards.  But our professional pilots and firefighters know how to manage these risks.  Drones are another example of this.  To be grounding management tools int he face of these much great danger/issue needing attention is crazy.
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Maria Fire-Drones Induce Pause in Helo Operations

As of 6am on November 1, the Maria Fire has grown to 8,300 acres with zero percent containment, having and entered some oil fields at night. Two drones wer
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Drone comments on the Maria Fire are at 1:45 in the video
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Drones planting trees in burned wildlands | BBJ Today

Drones planting trees in burned wildlands | BBJ Today | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Vanessa Hawkins’s insight:
This is a great way how drones can help with forest restoration after wildfires. The drones can plant 150 times faster the number of seedlings as compared to an experienced tree planter. The drones can also find spots on the ground that will be better conditions for the seedlings to grow. The drones do this by using mapping data and swarms of drones to replant target areas within hours.
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Drones Optimize Notre Dame Firefighting Efforts

Drones Optimize Notre Dame Firefighting Efforts | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Jason ReaganJason is a longstanding contributor to DroneLife with an avid interest in all things tech. He focuses on anti-drone technologies and the public safety sector; police, fire, and search and
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Interactive 360 degrees aerial map shows which structures burned in the Carr Fire

Interactive 360 degrees aerial map shows which structures burned in the Carr Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The City of Redding has released an interactive 360 degrees aerial map that shows the vast devastation of the Carr Fire. Market Street, Keswick (Courtesy: Redding Geographic Information Systems) Aerial photos were collected as part of a m
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Police: College Park Man Flew Drone Near 5-Alarm Fire

Police: College Park Man Flew Drone Near 5-Alarm Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A Maryland man is accused of flying a drone in restricted airspace near the 5-alarm apartment building fire Monday in College Park, nearly crashing the drone into a police helicopter.
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Reminder: Don't send your drone out to investigate a fire, you might endanger search and rescue operations. 
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Drones & SoCal Wildfires

A great example of the type of situation where drone hobbyists increasingly try to fly their platforms and where authorities are pushing back: wildfire i
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Here is a great example of the type of situation where drone hobbyists increasingly try to fly their platforms and where authorities are pushing back: wildfire in the wildlands-urban interface. This situation was the Lake Sherwood Fire in Thousand Oaks, California. The fire broke out around 15:30 on Wednesday, Thursday July 13, 2016. Thousand Oaks is a town with more than 127,000 residents and a very tech savvy community. U.S. Congresswoman Julia Brownley is currently authoring legislation in the House to make such flights punishable by fines of up to $10,000 per incident.
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