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LiBackpack: versatile mobile lidar solutions (complete with machine-learning classification)

LiBackpack: versatile mobile lidar solutions (complete with machine-learning classification) | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Want one lidar? Want two? Prefer to hold the lidar like a torch sometimes? Greenvalley has you covered.
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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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DRONE REGULATION OVERHAULS PUBLISHED

DRONE REGULATION OVERHAULS PUBLISHED | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Publication of a new federal aviation regulation, Part 89, and the concurrent, closely related overhaul of Part 107 on January 15 started the clock on
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State agency investigating source of oil seep | Camarillo Acorn

State agency investigating source of oil seep | Camarillo Acorn | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
From her kitchen window overlooking the Camarillo Springs Golf Course, Melinda Spunt has a clear view of a partially drained pond, one of several water features on the 18- hole course that was built i
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Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3-D printing

Researchers create ingredients to produce food by 3-D printing | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
It is already possible to produce food with a 3-D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors and colors considered attractive and healthy for children and the elderly, for example.
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We have been able to 3D print food for some time (chocolate, cookie dough, etc.), but these folks are taking some of the first steps to forming more complex shapes and compositions of ingestible items..
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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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San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it

San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The West Coast of the US is ablaze, turning skies an eerie shade of orange. The Verge captured photos of the apocalyptic landscape in San Francisco via drone as wildfires raged nearby.
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The US government can’t use DJI drones — but here are five it just approved

The US government can’t use DJI drones — but here are five it just approved | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Today, the DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit is announcing not one, not two, but five such drones that have been tested, approved, and are now formally available for government use — including two from formerly consumer-focused drone companies Skydio (based in California) and Parrot (based in France).
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Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified!

Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified! | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Part One of Three in this Series. At first glance, this may be the most boring blog post ever. Or, it might be the most important if you are fumbling over your video settings. Drone video settings and how they work is still the subject of much confusion in the DJI community.  I am no […]
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Good general info for DJI's current workhorse for the entry level prosumer market.
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The Dronegenuity Mega-Guide to Drone Photography

The Dronegenuity Mega-Guide to Drone Photography | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
We designed this guide for both experienced photographers and those of you who are new to drone photography.  We'll cover some basic background items, how
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A New Air Taxi Model Takes Design Cues From a Far-Flying Bird

A New Air Taxi Model Takes Design Cues From a Far-Flying Bird | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Beta Technologies' Alia, which debuted Friday, draws inspiration from the ultra-efficient Arctic tern. The craft may one day transport organs for transplants.
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Japan's first-ever manned test flights of a flying car completed by SkyDrive

Japan's first-ever manned test flights of a flying car completed by SkyDrive | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Japanese company Cartivator has completed the first phase of manned flight tests of the promising SkyDrive flying machine.
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California stay-at-home order: 8 drone photos show dramatic change

California stay-at-home order: 8 drone photos show dramatic change | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
California's landscape of everyday life is changing under the state's stay-home order. These drone photos prove it.
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FLIR Launches Ranger HDC MR High-Definition Mid-Range Surveillance System

FLIR Launches Ranger HDC MR High-Definition Mid-Range Surveillance System | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR Ranger® HDC MR, a new high-definition midrange surveillance system. The Ranger HDC MR sets a new standard for surveillance with its ability to detect illegal activities even in degraded weather conditions, utilizing embedded analytics and image processing to reduce the cognitive workload, enabling operators to …
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Meet the burger-flipping robots that may take over fast food kitchens

Meet the burger-flipping robots that may take over fast food kitchens | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Robotic arms like Flippy from Miso Robotics are getting cheap enough to make financial sense for low-wage work. But there's an argument in the industry.
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Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized

Airmap faces backlash after suggesting airspace should be monetized | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Recently, Airmap created an uproar in the drone community by posting tweets suggesting remote pilots should be taxed upon take-off and landing.
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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV

AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
 AeroVironment, Inc. , a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, and Arcturus UAV, Inc., a privately-held leading provider of Group 2 and 3 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and services, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AeroVironment will acquire Arcturus UAV for a total purchase price of $405 million, including $355 […]
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Feds charge Hollywood man after drone strikes LAPD helicopter

Feds charge Hollywood man after drone strikes LAPD helicopter | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A Hollywood man is arrested by the FBI after a drone crashed into a LAPD helicopter earlier this year, forcing its pilot to make an emergency landing.
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Drone Awards 2020: the world seen from above | Art and design | The Guardian

Drone Awards 2020: the world seen from above | Art and design | The Guardian | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The winners of the international awards dedicated to aerial photography have been announced. Here we showcase a selection of the shots that will be on display in Siena Awards Festival in Italy from 24 October to 29 November
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FAA Launches New Pilot Program to Reach Spanish-speaking Drone Users

FAA Launches New Pilot Program to Reach Spanish-speaking Drone Users | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Credit: Wix Stock Library As we move forward together, we make more progress in removing the barriers set before us, allowing ourselves and people like ourselves to take full advantage of previously inaccessible opportunities. Accessibility is an essential aspect of being in a community, and it can be granted through l
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Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range

Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
FPV live video transmitter and antenna receiver signalling technology explained. How to increase video range using antenna gain and drones with longest range
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Pretty poor writing on display here, but the content is a good overview of data/telemetry range for entry level prosumer drones.
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UPS And CVS Make First Residential Drone Deliveries Of Prescription Medicines

UPS And CVS Make First Residential Drone Deliveries Of Prescription Medicines | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

Flights were the first commercial drone deliveries of a medical prescription in the United States under an FAA-approved program
UPS and CVS exploring a variety of drone delivery use cases
UPS Flight Forward expanding drone delivery beyond hospital campuses

UPS (NYSE:UPS) subsidiary UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS.N) subsidiary CVS Pharmacy, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the first revenue-generating drone delivery of a medical prescription from a CVS pharmacy directly to a consumer’s home. This was followed by another delivery of a medical prescription to a second customer in a nearby retirement community. Both flights occurred on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, using the M2 drone system by UPS partner and drone systems developer Matternet.

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Images of a Chinese UAV helicopter on a Chinese warship –

Images of a Chinese UAV helicopter on a Chinese warship – | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
An image of a Chinese helicopter drone has appeared online. https://twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1278606836124524545 It appears to be for a Type 075 and Type 055 destroyer, the latter of which is a a class of stealth guided missile destroyers meant for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. The 075 is an amphibious assault ship. The new…
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19 Projects To Do Outdoors While You Need The Distraction - MAKE

19 Projects To Do Outdoors While You Need The Distraction - MAKE | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
With extra time at home, we’re seeing an incredible amount of gardens and yard projects popping up all over social media. The weather is right, and surely we can all use something give us even a momentary distraction from Covid-19. Why not get out in the sun, feel the dirt on your hands, and make or grow something?

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California allowed Nuro to test driverless vehicles on their roads

California allowed Nuro to test driverless vehicles on their roads | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
California's DMV today issued a permit to Nuro authorizing the company to test two driverless vehicles on surface streets.
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How To Make Your Aerial Videography Stand Out

How To Make Your Aerial Videography Stand Out | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How to make your drone footage and aerial videography stand out. See what a professional drone videographer in Warrington can do for you.
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Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Energy Drone & Robotics Summit to Debut DRONERESPONDERS Emergency Management and Disaster Forum The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly
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