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Unmanned Aerial Taxi to Supply Full Connectiviy

Unmanned Aerial Taxi to Supply Full Connectiviy | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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This is 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 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in the water.  Check out our weekly blog!  
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Air & Aquatic Robot Research Blog

Air & Aquatic Robot Research Blog | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
CSUCI's unmanned systems research team blog
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Welcome to our curation page for PIRatE Lab's "AARR" work to better integrate cheap robotic technology into coastal monitoring and resource management.  Our consortium of faculty, professionals, and students are developing new tools to assess the health of our ecosystems and effectiveness of our management efforts in the coastal zone.  In addition of developing these instruments themselves, we are focused on developing and training the next generation of coastal scientists who will be professional, responsible  and adept users of these technologies.

 

Herein we collect a range of stories about:

 

- design, construction & operation of aerial & aquatic robots

- the future of unmanned & autonomous platforms

- examples of the application of these robots

- open source technologies

- the burgeoning maker space movement (a key tech driver)

- organizations supporting or promoting use of UAVs & ROVs

- efforts to professionalize Remotely Piloted Systems

- legal issues surrounding UAVs (aka drones)

- the wider impacts of UAV and ROV systems on our society

 

A few quick acronyms we often slip into:

 

AUV: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

ROV: Remotely Operated Vehicle

RPS: Remotely Piloted Systems

UAS: Unmanned Aerial System

UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (aka "drones")

 

ESRM: Environmental Science and Resource Management

CSUCI: California State Univeristy Channel Islands

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Australia’s lifeguards make waves with use of rescue drones - video dailymotion

► Subscribe to FT.com here:http://bit.ly/2GakujTDrone technology is changing the world of lifesaving. The FT's Jamie Smyth looks at the latest tool for helping swimmers and surfers. Presented by Jamie Smyth. Edited by Paolo Pascual. Footage from Reuters and Little Ripper. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubsFor more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/videoTwitter https://twitter.com/ftvideoFacebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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This Australian group used a drone to successfully deliver its inflatable marine rescue pod to swimmers in distress a kilometer off shore, and now claim the world's first real surf rescue by a drone. Check out their capabilities on the rescue video.
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Drones Will Need to Have ID Numbers Displayed: FAA

Drones Will Need to Have ID Numbers Displayed: FAA | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration...
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Drones are changing the way police respond to 911 calls

Drones are changing the way police respond to 911 calls | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Police are testing telepresence drones piloted by officers as part of a federal pilot program, and are deploying drones for routine 911 calls.
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This article discusses how drones are being used by the police department. It gives an example of a case where the drone first responder program witnessed a case of domestic violence and the police were able to be dispatched to the place in order for them to potentially have saved the persons life. It goes on to talk about how Chula Vista wants to invest in drones that can respond to service calls and then return to the top of a fire station in order to charge. The drones live video is helpful in the police determining if they are needed to come out for a call or if it has already been resolved. The drones fly to the scene by them-self but once they are there a police officer takes control to ensure the best angles of video are captured, and the videos help the officers to know if a weapon is present at the scene so that they can be safe if they go to the scene of the crime.
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Aquatic drones capture shark paralysis after catch and release / Featured news / Newsroom /

Aquatic drones capture shark paralysis after catch and release / Featured news / Newsroom / | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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This article is about an aquatic drone that captured new research that after catching a shark, when its released does not swim the same. 
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Report Details the Role of Drones in Construction > ENGINEERING.com

Report Details the Role of Drones in Construction > ENGINEERING.com | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Engineering.com's new report investigates the increasingly-common practice of mapping construction sites with drones.
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Construction companies are exploring the benefits of using drones for mapping and surveying sites. A surveying process that used to take a week to complete could be cut down to a few hours while increasing the likelihood of catching mistakes and avoiding safety hazards in the long run. 
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This Insect-Sized Drone Can Fly Without any Moving Parts. How? Physics.

This Insect-Sized Drone Can Fly Without any Moving Parts. How? Physics. | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Researchers from UC Berkeley have built one of the smallest flying robots ever made. Not only does the insect-scale robot boast no moving parts whatsoever, but its atmospheric ion thrusters allow it to move completely silently. Could it be coming soon to a sky near you?
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This is incredible technology for surveying animals that are sensitive to noise, but it will be interesting to see how else this technology is used.
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Airbus Publishes Study into Public Perception of Urban Air Mobility

Airbus Publishes Study into Public Perception of Urban Air Mobility | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Airbus - one of several players in the race to make Urban Air Mobility (UAM) a reality - has delved into how open the public is to the idea of getting from A to B using unmanned aircraft. The report c
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For the ultimate goal of utilizing drones as taxis, airbus is seeking to understand the public opinion in four areas around the globe with heavy traffic congestion.
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Drones of Mass Destruction: Drone Swarms and the Future of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons

Drones of Mass Destruction: Drone Swarms and the Future of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Imagine swarms of undersea, surface, and aerial drones hunting submarines hidden in the vastness of the ocean. Or imagine hundreds of airborne drones
Leo Guardado's insight:
Modern warfare seems to be evolving with drones as fast, if not faster than civilian use. The power and advantage that AI and UAVs will bring to the millitary use will be astonishing, saving the lives of many service men and women that in other circumstance would parish in active combat. The trade off however is that this same technology that is being perfected to protect and save lives, can be turned around to harm us as well. This begs the question on morality in which, do we allow AI to protect us?  Should we continue on to the path of weaponizing UAVs with various agents not limited to protictiles? The possibility of territorists groups arming a device with biological agents is not farfetch anymore, and the technology on miniturizing a nuclear weapon is advancing in other governments too . These are very concerning questions in my opinion, if we continue to develop this type of warfare technology. 
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Dubai Airport Briefly Halts Flights Over Drone Sighting - The New York Times

Dubai Airport Briefly Halts Flights Over Drone Sighting - The New York Times | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, has briefly halted flights over an alleged drone sighting.
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A Glossary of Drone Terminology and Vocabulary

A Glossary of Drone Terminology and Vocabulary | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Learn about definitions and abrivations of the most current commerical drone terminology. Brush up on your dron
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Not the most complete list, but a good start for some new to the field.
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DJI will toughen up airport geofencing after recent drone disruption

DJI will toughen up airport geofencing after recent drone disruption | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A three-dimensional "bow tie" geofence will soon prevent DJI’s drones from being able to fly close to European airports. The update expands the restricted zone from a simple two-dimensional circle to a much larger three-dimensional zone.
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SA solar drone tech to debut at Avalon air show

SA solar drone tech to debut at Avalon air show | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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South Australian company, Praxis Aeronautics is working on solar technology that can extend flying time to nine hours! They plan on debuting their "demonstration drone" at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defense Exposition on February 26th. They have also reached out to the US to develop a partnership to supply the solar wings. Praxis developers believe that "having solar cells built as part of the wing rather than affixed to it solved the power to weight and fragility problems associated with previous solar drone designs."
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Two students hacked consumer drones to detect landmines

Two students hacked consumer drones to detect landmines | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Two college students at New York’s Binghamton University have found a solution to spot landmines by using hacked consumer drones with infrared cameras.
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Two college students have modified a drone to detect Soviet Union butterfly landmines. These mines are made out of plastic and can be the size of an iphone or smaller making them virtually undetectable with current mine finding tactics. To find the landmines the two college students decided to attach a thermal camera to a drone since these landmines have higher heat signatures than surrounding rocks. By doing this they were able to locate them for efficiently and hope to deploy this technology to post war countries.
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How to Drone Map a Disaster Zone in 60 minutes or Less

How to Drone Map a Disaster Zone in 60 minutes or Less | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
This past November, I coordinated a short experiment on the ground in Paradise, California in the final hours of wrapping up damage assessment from the Camp Fire. The goal of this experiment was to test more rapid methods for visualizing damage to critical infrastructure after a disaster. Members of the UAS teams from Alameda and …
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AeroVironment Introduces Next Gen Quantix Drone

AeroVironment Introduces Next Gen Quantix Drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
AeroVironment Introduces Next Generation of Quantix Drone and AV Decision Support System (AV DSS) with new features.
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Border collie rescued after Llanelli drone search

Border collie rescued after Llanelli drone search | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Socks the dog was found curled up in a ball after he was tracked down by a volunteer.
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Boeing Wins Navy Contract for Extra-Large Drone Subs | Drone Below

Boeing Wins Navy Contract for Extra-Large Drone Subs | Drone Below | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
According to the latest on defence tech news Boeing has bagged a U.S. Navy contract for four Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (XLUUVs). The unmanned submarines or giant drone subs are called ‘Orcas’ and are capable of undertaking a variety of missions from scouting to sinking ships at very long ranges. According to Lance Towers Director […]
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This article gives a different view on using drones in a defensive matter in a marine environment. 
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Drones helping DPS investigators reconstruct incident scenes - Story

Drones helping DPS investigators reconstruct incident scenes - Story | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
There's a new tool to help investigators at crime scenes. FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.
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The US government is about to put a dog tag on your drone

The US government is about to put a dog tag on your drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Get ready to stick some ID on the outside of your drone — starting February 23rd, a new FAA rule will require all small unmanned aircraft to have their registration markings visible on the outside of their body, so law enforcement can easily find their owners.
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Drone Pilot Dives at Passenger Jet — And Posts the Footage Online

Drone Pilot Dives at Passenger Jet — And Posts the Footage Online | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Don't do this.
Micaela Lerma's insight:
A drone pilot becomes extremely close to a passenger jet and posts it online. After the posting becomes visible to everyone, fellow drone pilots are in disbelief of the stupidity this drone pilot had to fly so close to the jet and actually post about it. The FAA has become aware of this incident and have decided to begin an investigation.
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HFS Launches Titan Drone - The American Society of Cinematographers

HFS Launches Titan Drone - The American Society of Cinematographers | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Until now there wasn't a way to fly drones carrying this size and weight of camera safely. This invention is likely to revolutionize the film industry.
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U.S. DEA: Border Wall or No, Drone Drug Smuggling Likely to Increase

U.S. DEA: Border Wall or No, Drone Drug Smuggling Likely to Increase | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Part of the White House argument for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with Mexico has been that a barrier will impede the flow of drugs into the United States, but that argument does not sit well with the Drug Enforcement Administration, which is concerned smugglers will likely find ways of avoiding a wall …
Tyler Kacerek's insight:
This news article from last month emphasizes the problem of drones being used to transport drugs over the United States and Mexican border.  The majority of illegally imported drugs come through legal points of entry in vehicles.  
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This Giant Cargo Drone Can Carry 500 Pound Pods Hundreds of Miles

This Giant Cargo Drone Can Carry 500 Pound Pods Hundreds of Miles | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
San-Francisco-based aerospace startup Elroy Air built a giant cargo drone that can carry 500 pounds of cargo for 300 miles at a time.
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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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New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring | NOAA Fisheries

New Drone Technology Could Revolutionize Marine Mammal Monitoring | NOAA Fisheries | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Aerial Imaging Solutions’ hexacopter drone.
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