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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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12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now

12 Cool Technologies “The Jetsons” Predicted For 2062 That We Have Right Now | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The futuristic family cartoon The Jetsons premiered in 1962. It was set 100 years in the future in the year 2062. We're over half way there now, but surprisingly, many of the technologies they predicted in the cartoon are already a reality, while others are maturing quickly.

Considering how we've already managed to achieve much of what was foreseen back in 1962 is an interesting lesson about the pace of change of digital technologies. Since we know that this pace is only quickening, imagine how far we will have advanced when 2062 finally rolls around!

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Apple's AirPods changed everything, but did we "need" them? They gave the company near-monopolistic power over users.

Apple's AirPods changed everything, but did we "need" them? They gave the company near-monopolistic power over users. | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Tangled headphone wires were not a problem that needed to be solved for the good of mankind, but an opportunity to replace a fiercely competitive market.
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A cautionary tale of the newest technology: is it for innovation or for profit?
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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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Wireless Drone Charging, WITHOUT LANDING!

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Aireon completes deployment of Iridium NEXT - Space based ADS-B

Aireon completes deployment of Iridium NEXT - Space based ADS-B | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Aireon has announced a successful eighth and final launch and deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation hosting the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads. At 7:31 a.m. PST (15:31 UTC) on the 11th of January 2019 a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT …
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Hydrogen-powered drones take flight in Sydney

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight in Sydney | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Heralding a new era of clean technology in the aircraft industry In a world first, a team of researchers from Sydney have successfully powered an unmanned aircraft flight with a triple hybrid propulsion system featuring one of the cleanest energies on Earth – hydrogen. Led by University of Sydney aerospace engineering PhD candidate Andrew Gong, …
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Our oceans are in crisis. Here’s how technology could save them

Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University The ocean represents 99% of the living space on Earth. It provides…
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NOAA, University of Tennessee Space Institute Test Electric UAV With Autopilot

NOAA, University of Tennessee Space Institute Test Electric UAV With Autopilot | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division (ATDD) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Air Resources Laboratory is combining Black Swift Technologies’ (BST) SwiftCore flight management system (FMS) with UAV Factory’s Penguin BE drone in support of a joint research project with the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI). ATDD, located in Oak Ridge, …
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Up in the sky: Not a blimp or a giant onion, just the latest in drone technology

Up in the sky: Not a blimp or a giant onion, just the latest in drone technology | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
There's a new drone whizzing around in the friendly skies, and it doesn't look much like the others. The Halo is part of a new wave of UAVs.
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Revolutionary Multispectral Double 4K Sensor | UAV Expert News

Revolutionary Multispectral Double 4K Sensor | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Sentera Introduces Revolutionary Multispectral Double 4K Sensor. Transforming Commercial Drones from Toys into Precision Ag Farm Tools
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Flexrotor UAV carries out Arctic mission

Flexrotor UAV carries out Arctic mission | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Aerovel has completed a two-week demonstration of its tail-sitter Flexrotor unmanned air vehicle operating from a ship off the Alaskan coast.
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Governor Newsom Announces Two Innovative Contracts for Wildfire Prevention and Response

Governor Newsom Announces Two Innovative Contracts for Wildfire Prevention and Response | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the selection of the first two contracts for the Wildfire Innovation Sprint, which were the result of an executive order signed by the Governor on his first full day in office on January 8, 2019. Under the executive order, the Newsom Administration
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Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias

Leading online database to remove 600,000 images after art project reveals its racist bias | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Artist Trevor Paglen and AI researcher Kate Crawford have investigated the troubling ways in which ImageNet classifies people
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As we migrate more into machine learning and AI, we are finding a key truth; the algorithms are only as good as the input data AND the assumptions behind that data.
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How Drones could change the Shipping Industry

How Drones could change the Shipping Industry | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How Drones could change the Shipping Industry




Today, container ships transport more than 90% of all goods in the world, but it can take over a month for those goods to sail from Beijing to New York. Cargo drones could be the disruption needed in a global supply chain that has been largely unchan

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Could high-flying drones power your home one day?

Could high-flying drones power your home one day? | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How kites and drones could generate electricity to supplement conventional wind turbines.
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How DJI went from university dorm project to world’s biggest drone company

How DJI went from university dorm project to world’s biggest drone company | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Shenzhen-based company generated sales of US$2.7 billion in 2017, an 80 per cent jump from the year before
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Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone

Drop the Batteries—Diamonds and Lasers Could Power Your Drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Rather than have drones waste energy carrying their own power, LakeDiamond wants to charge them by firing lasers through diamonds at their solar cells.
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3DR and Yuneec Announce Joint Venture Based on Dronecode Platform

3DR and Yuneec Announce Joint Venture Based on Dronecode Platform | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The new venture, 3DR Government Services, offers a secure, complete UAS solution for U.S. government customers. Berkeley, Calif. – September 5th, 2018 – 3DR and Yuneec, two founding members of the Dronecode software consortium, today announced a U.S.-headquartered joint venture to bring products based on the Dronecode platform to market. The joint venture, which will …
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How a “Wild Idea” About LiDAR Transformed the Aerial Mapping Industry - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

How a “Wild Idea” About LiDAR Transformed the Aerial Mapping Industry - sUAS News - The Business of Drones | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
“I first approached Velodyne LiDAR in 2012 with the wild idea of putting a LiDAR sensor on a drone,” says Grayson Omans, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix LiDAR. “Back then, these LiDAR sensors were pretty expensive, so it was a novel idea. I had high hopes for the result, but I never imagined that we’d …
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Autonomous Air Tanker To Aid In Firefighting

Autonomous Air Tanker To Aid In Firefighting | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Thrush Aircraft and Drone America have partnered to develop the world's first autonomous air tanker to aid in firefighting.
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SpektreWorks Multi-Rotor Carrier Board for the Pixhawk Cube - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

SpektreWorks Multi-Rotor Carrier Board for the Pixhawk Cube - sUAS News - The Business of Drones | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
SpektreWorks have a beta release of a carrier board designed specifically with multirotors in mind. The primary purpose of the SpektreWorks Multi-Rotor Carrier Board for the Pixhawk Cube is to reduce the rat’s nest of wires and modules typically associated with a multi-rotor assembly. It provides built-in power distribution, redundant power supplies for the autopilot, …
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AeroVironment unveils Snipe Nano Battlefield Drone | Weekly Drone News

Drone Stuff This Week show - https://goo.gl/hcRKNY This week's news roundup playlist - https://goo.gl/PFlqOP AeroVironment Snipe Nano Qua
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Cool new Snipe from AeroVironment.  I'm quite interested to see (hear) if this thing is as quite as the PR folks suggest.
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CNN journalist evades DJI GEO restrictions in Iraq

CNN journalist evades DJI GEO restrictions in Iraq | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A big fanfare from around the world last week as Kevin Finisterre revealed that DJI had initiated no-fly zones for war-torn areas. DJI drones are being used to drop primitive ordinance with deadly results. Fast forward one week and CNN reporter Gabriel Chaim used the old tinfoil trick to cover the GPS on his DJI …
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Well...that didn't take long!
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