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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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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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How Drones could save Millions of Lives

How Drones could save Millions of Lives | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How Drones could save Millions of Lives







Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it takes for people to get the medical attention that they need.

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Wyatt Mizell's curator insight, September 20, 2019 3:09 PM
This video talks about how drones could be useful in the medical field, an example is that a patient was waiting for an organ to arrive at the hospital she was having surgery at and took days for the organ to arrive so they could start the surgery. I personally think that if we used drones for shipping items faster it would be a great benefit . Some problems with this is that say the drone somehow breaks in the process of shipment you could risk damage to whatever is being shipped. Also the number of jobs such as UPS and FEDex drivers would decrease a significant amount. 
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The case against Huawei, explained

The case against Huawei, explained | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
ARM has announced it will cutting ties with Huawei, on the heels of similar breaks from Google and Microsoft, a huge problem for China’s biggest phone manufacturer
PIRatE Labs insight:
This is a nice overview of the tech-related trade hostilities that are manifesting the the tech world.  More expensive/less available drones and robotic technologies are but one aspect of this, but understanding the risks here are important to long-term planning.
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Tree-planting drones to speed up reforestation efforts

Tree-planting drones to speed up reforestation efforts | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Planting trees in remote forest locations is a slow, laborious process that still relies on humans with shovels to do all the work. DroneSeed wants to drastically modernize that process by employing squadrons of drones to plant seeds, spray for invasive species, and monitor the tree growth process.

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UAV Experts Launches Training for Aerial Thermal Imaging

UAV Experts Launches Training for Aerial Thermal Imaging | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
UAV Experts, a drone equipment and training supplier and a division of Atlanta Hobby, is rolling out a new “Certified Aerial Thermographer Program.” Produced and taught through an exclusive partnership with Monroe Infrared, the program is designed to complement UAV Experts’ current unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight training offerings. The two-day program will instruct both …
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$1,000 by the way :o
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Fortem launches TrueView R20 radar system to make safe out-of-sight drone operation a reality

Fortem launches TrueView R20 radar system to make safe out-of-sight drone operation a reality | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Fortem is one of many drone startups showcasing their products and platforms at CES 2018, and they’re an interesting one indeed. Fortem has announced a new radar system for drones called the …
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The FAA will most likely give their full approval for the use of this technology by next year.
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This New "Super Wood" Is as Strong as Steel

This New "Super Wood" Is as Strong as Steel | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

Wood is great. It looks nice as a building material. It grows right out of the ground. But compared to things like concrete, marble, and steel, it's not all that strong. Well, it didn't used to be, anyway. Scientists have now created a "super wood" that's strong enough to stop a bullet.
Daniel Ayalas insight:
"Super wood" stronger than steel and some titanium alloys. Cheap to produce.  Lightweight. This new material can directly benefit drones by lowering their cost while increasing their fuel-efficiency.  This is a good alternative to replace the plastic that is currently being used on drones; we do not need anymore plastic in our environment.
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How drones are advancing scientific research

How drones are advancing scientific research | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper an
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theBlu: Whale Encounter

theBlu: Whale Encounter | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Experience the awe and wonder of the undersea with this Wevr original series and popular introduction to VR. theBlu: Whale Encounter transports audiences deep under the ocean, on to the...
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Drones and Digital Mappers Boost Nepal Rescue : DNews

Drones and Digital Mappers Boost Nepal Rescue : DNews | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
High-flying drones, geo-mapping and crowd-sourcing work to find victims.

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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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How Drones could save Millions of Lives

How Drones could save Millions of Lives | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How Drones could save Millions of Lives







Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it takes for people to get the medical attention that they need.

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Wyatt Mizell's curator insight, September 20, 2019 3:09 PM
This video talks about how drones could be useful in the medical field, an example is that a patient was waiting for an organ to arrive at the hospital she was having surgery at and took days for the organ to arrive so they could start the surgery. I personally think that if we used drones for shipping items faster it would be a great benefit . Some problems with this is that say the drone somehow breaks in the process of shipment you could risk damage to whatever is being shipped. Also the number of jobs such as UPS and FEDex drivers would decrease a significant amount. 
Deependra Kushwah's curator insight, September 20, 2019 11:12 PM
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How Drones could save Millions of Lives

How Drones could save Millions of Lives | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How Drones could save Millions of Lives







Drone technology is increasingly being used to provide remote care, supplement emergency responses, and generally decrease the time it takes for people to get the medical attention that they need.

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Wyatt Mizell's curator insight, September 20, 2019 3:09 PM
This video talks about how drones could be useful in the medical field, an example is that a patient was waiting for an organ to arrive at the hospital she was having surgery at and took days for the organ to arrive so they could start the surgery. I personally think that if we used drones for shipping items faster it would be a great benefit . Some problems with this is that say the drone somehow breaks in the process of shipment you could risk damage to whatever is being shipped. Also the number of jobs such as UPS and FEDex drivers would decrease a significant amount. 
Deependra Kushwah's curator insight, September 20, 2019 11:12 PM
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Pentagon is scrambling as China 'sells the hell out of' armed drones to US allies

Pentagon is scrambling as China 'sells the hell out of' armed drones to US allies | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Washington is pushing policy changes to expand drone sales to Gulf allies in the face of Chinese competition.
Leo Guardados insight:
The continued weaponization of AI drones is concerning at the very least, but the actual implementation onto real world scenarios are outright frightening. Currently, the US forbids the sale of weaponized drones to other countries including its allies. This was probably due to protect US intelligence and assets from foreign entities, however in the modern world, the advances of technological capabilities of other counties, China, have eclipsed, and in some areas surpassed, American technology. It is downright irresponsible in terms of avoiding a technological arms race to sell these types of arms, however economically brilliant to do so. It has placed the US in a crossroads of decision in which we must decide in advancing our economies by opening new arms deals with our proprietary technology, or protect it and while allowing other nations to sell their brand.  Either decision we make, the barrier of AI technological warfare seems likely to be breached in the near future. 
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DroneDeploy snags massive deal with software distributor SoftBank

DroneDeploy snags massive deal with software distributor SoftBank | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
SoftBank, the world's largest software distributor, announced this month that drone software company DroneDeploy will be the only cloud drone software solution distributed on its ecosystem.
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Atlas Dynamics Wins 2018 Red Dot Product Design Award with the Atlas Pro Professional Drone | Droneblog

Atlas Dynamics Wins 2018 Red Dot Product Design Award with the Atlas Pro Professional Drone | Droneblog | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Key innovations of the Atlas Pro include a proprietary tri-copter aircraft, with unique wing forms designed to generate lift and a rounded structure to withstand high pressure. This first-of-its-kind design enables increased speed, altitude and agility while reducing overall power consumption and drag. Additional proprietary technologies include a Lithium-silicon smart battery with industrial standard BMS, a robust and light-weight carbon fiber construction capable of performing in extreme weather and a versatile exchangeable payload protocol. The drone’s capabilities include 50 minutes of flight time, 50km range (12 km range with 720 stream), 140 km/hour maximum speed and altitudes of up to 6000 meters.
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Lighting Up the Skies with Lume Cube

Lighting Up the Skies with Lume Cube | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Lume Cube Lighting Kits give drone pilots the chance to pilot a spotlight in the sky. We took the Mavic Pro Lighting Kit for a spin to see what all the fuss is about. 
Daniel Ayalas insight:
The Lume Cube costs $179. 10 different light settings with increments of 150 lumens per setting. Max lumen setting= 1500 lumens.  This light can be used to increase the light in poorly lit conditions to improve picture quality or to simply fly legally at night when there are less people around. However due to its weight, overall flight time has been known to decrease.
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#Drones relay #RFID signals or read barcodes for improved inventory control without humans or ladders #MIT #WMS #digital 

#Drones relay #RFID signals or read barcodes for improved inventory control without humans or ladders #MIT #WMS #digital  | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

MIT researchers have developed a system that enables small, safe, aerial drones to read RFID tags from tens of meters away while identifying the tags’ locations. The system could be used in large warehouses to prevent inventory mismatches and locate individual items.


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, February 9, 2018 9:56 AM

WHY IT MATTERS: drones and autonomous vehicles have applications in business settings that may be more valuable and faster to deploy short term than consumer applications we have come to see in recent years - like self-driving cars or drone following humans in the wild. Here MIT has adapted drones to perform inventory control using RFID tags in warehouses. At the recent CES 2018 event, drones from company Eyesee are equipped with high definition cameras perform similar tasks of inventory control and management. These solutions have short-term benefits for enterprises that warrant deployment of what is still a very new technology. In the future, Artificial Intelligence image recognition software should enable even more advanced inventory control.

More on Eyesee autonomous inventory-taking drone:

https://www.hardis-group.com/en/news/ces-2018-eyesee-autonomous-inventory-taking-drone-wins-innovation-award 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wo-5oS1J_0 

https://eyesee-drone.com/ 

Alan Bradshaw's curator insight, February 14, 2018 10:24 AM

Solid use of technology

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Cutting-Edge Mobile Antenna Platform Systems | UAV Expert News

Cutting-Edge Mobile Antenna Platform Systems | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Researchers at NASA have designed an innovative antenna-mounting platform that addresses an unmet need in the UAV market
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We could sure use this if the FAA ever lets us go beyond Line of Sight.
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Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory | UAV Expert News

Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory | UAV Expert News | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Boeing opened a new research laboratory to test hardware and software that will make a new generation of effective autonomous vehicles.
PIRatE Labs insight:
A new lab with motion-capture.  This is another sign of a maturing industry, but somehow I can't help feeling they have opened this 5 years ago.
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