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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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Sky Solutions Defines What Profitable Drone Services Should Look Like

Sky Solutions Defines What Profitable Drone Services Should Look Like | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Sky Solutions, based in Mexico City, is one of the companies that has done just that with their unique approach to DaaS (Drones as a Service).
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Drone Automation in Mining: How Various Uses of Drones Are Revolutionizing the Industry | Airobotics

Drone Automation in Mining: How Various Uses of Drones Are Revolutionizing the Industry | Airobotics | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
For some visionaries in the mining field, a first glimpse of the promise that automation held for the industry may have come nearly 40 years ago when robots came to the rescue in the wake of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. With the site clearly off-limits to human workers due to the hazardous radiation … Continue reading Drone Automation in Mining: How Various Uses of Drones Are Revolutionizing the Industry
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7 Predictions About The Impact Of Part 107 - Drone Business Center

7 Predictions About The Impact Of Part 107 - Drone Business Center | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Everyone in the UAV community has the same question. When will the FAA finalize and implement its proposed Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) rule, Part 1
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Let's see how many of these pan out.  The momentum and expectation of the industry certainly suggests that these Part 107 rules will upend the industry via throwing open the doors. 
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Chris Anderson to speak at the sUSB Expo 2016, The Silicon Valley Drone Show

Chris Anderson to speak at the sUSB Expo 2016, The Silicon Valley Drone Show | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
By Kirk Elton Greninger January 11, 2016 The Silicon Valley Drone Show held in San Francisco in the core of the US technology market, each year leading innovators in the field of unmanned systems gather to exchange ideas and inform the community on the future of sUAS business. The sUAS News Team is excited to…Read more →
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This will be a cool meeting!

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Drone Market Growth Incremental not Exponential According to Industry Report

Drone Market Growth Incremental not Exponential According to Industry Report | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
In an industry filled with as much excitement and promise as the drone space, it can be hard to separate they hype from the reality. Every year, Skylogic Research's annual report acts as a reality check for the hype merchants and chronic optimists with its accurate bottom-up assessment of the state of the industry. The 2018 Drone Market Sector Report by Skylogic Research LLC. indicates that the UAS space is maturing, but still finding its ground as fleet sizes remain small and most enterprise adoption only just getting started. Three quarters of businesses and public agencies report drone programs as young as two years old. That being said, professional use of drones is growing. Skylogic finds that almost three-quarters of all drones weighing over 250 grams are purchased for professional purposes—either governmental or business. This is up from last year. Smaller businesses are also seeing some growth in revenue with a three-point gain from 2017 to 2018, but small drone-based service
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Not surprising.  All those estimates of insane growth in the industry for the previous many years were just crazy.
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USU Aerospace Engineer Creates Free 3-D Aircraft Design Software

USU Aerospace Engineer Creates Free 3-D Aircraft Design Software | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
As interest in small autonomous aerial vehicles and their applications continues to expand, a Utah State University aerospace engineer is offering the public a free software tool that could revolut…
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Drone enthusiasts gather for DroneFocus 2016 | UAV Expert News

Drone enthusiasts gather for DroneFocus 2016 | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A sold-out crowd of over 300 drone experts and enthusiasts attended DroneFocus 2016 on Wednesday at the Stage at Island Park.
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North Dakota "in the lead" ?!?  To be sure our colleagues in North Dakota are doing some good stuff.  But the imploding price of oil and the bubble that was propping up the state's economy/drone efforts do not bode well for this far away outpost.  Various folks I know are heading elsewhere.  

Just last week I met a colleague who had been living in North Dakota.  She was happy to be in California (she had moved to ND from another midwestern city)..  "There is just so much to do here," she noted as she went on to list food, recreation, cultural events, etc.  She was at pains to say she loved her friends and neighbors in North Dakota and the wide-open spaces of the state.  She really spoke lovingly of both.  But she quickly pivoted to say she expressly DID NOT like the winters, isolation, etc.

As we have seen time and time again, we can have small tech sectors in far flung posts, but the bulk of the heat and the light comes from places where young folks willingly gather and enjoy living/playing/recreating.  For all the overpriced and gentrification of San Francisco, Santa Monica, etc. these are the real centers for innovation and industry leadership.

I'm not trying to slam our friends in the Dakotas or anywhere else.  But claiming the mantle of leadership when your industry meeting draws 300 people (most of who are federal employees who are assigned to go to such shindigs) does not imply foundational industry leadership.  Our AVUSI chapter meetings at my little campus here in California easily draw 150 (if not more) folks.  As with so many things in the drone world these days, we need to speak more reality and less hype (yeah...like that will happen).

Heres hoping you all have a great meeting and keep doing good work...just be careful of the rhetoric.


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