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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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Boeing: SHARCs prowl off the coast of Hawaii

Boeing: SHARCs prowl off the coast of Hawaii | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
There are more than 440 species of sharks in the world. One highly unusual type is prowling off the coast of the big island of Hawaii; they are SHARCs, or Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft.
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More goings on with Liquid Robotics.

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Remote Pilot Certificate (RPC) RPAS Training - Fly Drones legally in Australia

An RPC or UAV Controller Certificate (UAV CC) allows you - a Remote Pilot - to fly a Drone / UAV / RPA legally in Australia under a CASA UOC holder company
PIRatE Labs insight:

This web site is ground zero for UAV pilot training and certification in Australia.

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NASA Just Emailed A Wrench To The International Space Station | IFLScience

NASA Just Emailed A Wrench To The International Space Station | IFLScience | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, hardware designed on the ground has been emailed to space to meet the needs of an astronaut. From a computer in California, Mike Chen of Made In Space and colleagues just 3D-printed a ratcheting socket wrench on the International Space Station.
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 19, 2014 5:06 PM

More and more fun with 3D Printers.

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Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales

Proposed U.S. regulations for drones expected soon amid soaring sales | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Any day now, federal regulators will propose rules for safely operating small commercial drones over the U.S.
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"Any day now" huh?

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A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere | WIRED

We have 3-D printed keys, guns and shoes—now a research team at the University of Virginia has created a 3D printed UAV drone for the Department of Defense. In the works for three years, the aircraft, no bigger than a remote-controlled plane, can carry a 1.5-pound payload. If it crashes or needs a design tweak…
PIRatE Labs insight:

We are in a new era when we can print our own drones.

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FAA approves four companies for commercial drone flights

FAA approves four companies for commercial drone flights | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Agency move cracks open hangar doors to privately owned vehicles and companies will fly only drones weighing less than 55lbs
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The BBC switched to robotic cameras to save money. Maybe that wasn’t a good idea (VIDEO)

The BBC switched to robotic cameras to save money. Maybe that wasn’t a good idea (VIDEO) | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
But it is hilarious.
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Well, they aren't going to replace us anytime soon.

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KCLU | Cal State Channel Islands Gets Unique Present Of Drones From Aerospace Company.

KCLU | Cal State Channel Islands Gets Unique Present Of Drones From Aerospace Company. | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Jason Millers insight:

CI's unmanned systems work is getting more visibility.  Let's step on the gas and build the infrastructure for the best student-centered UAS/RPV program in the US!

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Explore Chernobyl like never before, courtesy of a drone

Explore Chernobyl like never before, courtesy of a drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Get an entirely new perspective on a historic site.
Jason Millers insight:

Here's a video, partially filmed using a DJI Phantom 2 (I think) that's making the rounds.  The film maker created it while on assignment for a CBS news story.

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In Curiosity Hacked, children learn to make, not buy

In Curiosity Hacked, children learn to make, not buy | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
With her right hand, my 8-year-old daughter, Kalian, presses the red-hot soldering iron against the circuit board. With her left hand, she guides a thin, tin wire until it's pressing against both the circuit board and the tip of the iron.
PIRatE Labs insight:

The notion of maker spaces and actually building things can be a powerful motivator for STEM and other subjects as kids are in their formative stages.

 

Building drones is but one aspect of this movement.

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Drones and the LAPD

Drones and the LAPD | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A narrow debate over the LAPD's proposed, limited use of a pair of unmanned aircraft — popularly known as drones — is prompting a broader community conversation about the tension between technology and privacy in a city where police have not always traversed that boundary well.
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Mushroom-Body Drone Biodegrades Into Almost Nothing

Mushroom-Body Drone Biodegrades Into Almost Nothing | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Like dust in the wind... well most of it, anyway
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Ugly flier, but interesting idea.  I wonder when we'll be able to 3D-print biodegradable materials to construct our own structures like this.

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MilwaukeeMag.com - Droning On

MilwaukeeMag.com - Droning On | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Jason Millers insight:

Some folks are using UAS for commercial purposes without much concern about the FAA's regulatory powers.  As long as they keep their UAS below 400 feet and away from people, they feel like they are safe from citation.  Are they?  Should they be acting that way?  How do we know that they are acting in the public interest?

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Ocean drones could patrol California coast for a variety of threats

Ocean drones could patrol California coast for a variety of threats | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Ocean drones could patrol California coast for a variety of threats
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Project Ryptide drone flies life-rings to distressed swimmers

Project Ryptide drone flies life-rings to distressed swimmers | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The speed that drones can be deployed makes them ideal for delivering items when time is of the essence. The Ambulance Drone and Defikopter, for example, are used for transporting defibrillators t...
Jason Millers insight:

There are so many uses for this kind of technology that appear to be good and reasonable.  Why can't the FAA let Americans explore and be creative?"

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Americans skeptical of commercial drones: poll

Americans skeptical of commercial drones: poll | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous jobs or in remote areas, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
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How to Download and Use Online Data with Arduino

How to Download and Use Online Data with Arduino | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

Before you can do anything with data, you have to get it into the application. Working with an Arduino is no different. Although the process is changes, if you're used to working with desktop software.

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TGI Fridays Launch #Togethermas Mistletoe Drones - YouTube

To help inspire more guests come together underneath the mistletoe and experience #Togethermas this Christmas, TGI Fridays has launched a trial of ‘mistletoe...
PIRatE Labs insight:

This is what we need to desperately avoid: idiots with little or no training brining multi rotors into an indoor setting with unshielded props and specifically flying near people.  Thank god the lady that got hurt wasn't hurt even more harmfully.

 

See also:

 

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/lje2l4/blitzkrieg-on-grinchitude---mistletoe-drones

 

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/12/09/TGI-Fridays-Mistletoe-Drone-slices-womans-nose/9191418132532/

 

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This Bio-Drone Grows Itself, And Then Melts Into A Puddle Of Sugar When It's Done Flying

This Bio-Drone Grows Itself, And Then Melts Into A Puddle Of Sugar When It's Done Flying | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
If the drone crashes into a sensitive place, like a coral reef, it just harmlessly disappears.
PIRatE Labs insight:

Another mushroom drone, but this one is much more sophisticated.  And genetically modified, too.

 

See their blog:

http://2014.igem.org/Team:StanfordBrownSpelman

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CI Receives Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Gift from Northrop Grumman

The gift of two unmanned aerial vehicles from Northrop Grumman will help CSU Channel Islands students and faculty and reach new heights in educational exploration. 

PIRatE Labs insight:

These two Inventus-class UAVs are about a decade old, but they will be a great help in our rolling out of our coastal monitoring efforts and training for undergrads.

 

See also: http://www.kclu.org/2014/12/09/cal-state-channel-islands-gets-unique-present-of-drones-from-aerospace-company/

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Smartphone Spectrometer Kit

Smartphone Spectrometer Kit | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Closeout pricing $60!!! Order now!!! (While supplies last) This injection molded, rigid plastic prototype device -- which you assemble from our kit -- attaches to your smartphone or smartphone case with adhesive, and is perfect for taking outside for in-the-field measurements of different materials. Follow the included instructions (and/or 3d print your own from the plans provided there) and scan liquids, gases, or lights using the free, open source web-based software at SpectralWorkbench.org. S
PIRatE Labs insight:

A host of interesting tools that might be able to be paired with some of our RPS platforms.

PIRatE Lab's comment, February 28, 2020 1:45 AM
Cool!
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EXTRÊME SNOW PLOWING DRONE 2642 mètres d'altitude , métier de l'extrême - YouTube

EXTRÊME SNOW PLOWING DRONE , 2642 mètres d'altitude , ouverture du col du Galibier , métier de l'extrême Air Lib Prod : Prestataire de prises de vues aérienn...
Jason Millers insight:

How good is your French?  An example video that was (presumably) filmed by a remotely piloted aerial system.

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Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight

Dreams of drone-assisted farming are taking flight | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Hot air balloons drifting in multicolored splashes against a blue heaven are a common sight in the Napa Valley. But lately, more than balloons have been taking to the wine country skies.
Jason Millers insight:

Stop whining about the FAA and get your drone on.  These folks in our backyard are doing it.

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WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The emperor penguins of Antarctica are adorable. They're also pretty skittish when humans come around to collect data. Researchers at the University of Strasbourg have a solution: a penguin rover.
PIRatE Labs insight:

As robots look more and more like things other than robots, a host of behavioral ecology doors can open up.

 

Now, if they can just get this guy to swim...

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