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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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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.
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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.
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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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Unmanned Aircraft - Insurance from AIG in the US

Unmanned Aircraft - Insurance from AIG in the US | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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They say that UAS will be on the fringe of society until Insurance Companies embrace them.  Well, take a look at this.

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Rocket likely focus of Virgin Galactic crash probe; pilots identified

Rocket likely focus of Virgin Galactic crash probe; pilots identified | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry
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There are many reasons to develop remotely piloted systems.  While we are still in need of physically going to places ourselves at times, the coast and mechanics of doing so can be daunting.  We should keep exploring and pushing, but Remotely Piloted Systems can help get us to some places and illuminate some things more cheaply and with less risk.

 

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Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry

 

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/06/robotic-missions-are-much-cheaper-and-may-provide-more-scientific--information-but-they-dont-catch-the-public-imagination-in.html

 

http://www.universetoday.com/104378/should-robots-or-humans-explore-space/

 

http://astrobites.org/2012/03/29/dispelling-the-myth-of-robotic-efficiency-why-astronomers-should-support-human-exploration-of-the-solar-system/

 

 

 

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New Technology Aids Sheriff's Department in Water Rescues

New Technology Aids Sheriff's Department in Water Rescues | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
New technology is allowing Burleigh County Sheriff's Department Water Rescue and Recovery Team to respond to situations more quickly and efficiently.
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Another great article about the capabilities of ROVs.

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Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys’ underwater world

Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys’ underwater world | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission scientists joined forces in the Florida Keys for exploration and medicine.
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A great article about the capabilities of ROVs.

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Games | Immersion Learning

Games | Immersion Learning | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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This site has a variety of games including an ROV simulator. It could be used as an awesome learning and outreach tool!

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WATCH: A drone has captured world-first footage of killer whales

In an attempt to find out more about the mysterious habits of killer whales, researchers enlisted the help of a hexacopter. The result is som
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Drones capturing orca movements.

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The Ultimate Preflight Checklist for the Phantom 2 Vision+ - DRONELIFE

The Ultimate Preflight Checklist for the Phantom 2 Vision+ - DRONELIFE | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
I’ve had two accidents with my new Phantom 2 Vision+. Both were caused by pilot error. No terrorist attack, no equipment malfunction, no weather issue,...
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Checklists are key to the safe operation of any RPS.

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DJI Phantom model differences explained

DJI Phantom model differences explained | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Learn about the DJI Phantom and Phantom Vision Quadcopters and Drones including all current models.
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DJI quadcopter models explained.

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Robot Copters Hovering Over London Form Starfleet Logo to Promote Next Star Trek Film

Robot Copters Hovering Over London Form Starfleet Logo to Promote Next Star Trek Film | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Considering how much you hear about drones these days, it's surprising we haven't seen more marketing stunts using remote-controlled hoverbots. But Paramount Pictures pulled off an interesting trick this weekend by using glowing quadrotors to create a Star Trek logo over London.
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Here come the ad agencies.

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The Inventors of the Wristwatch Drone Share Their Vision of the Future

The Inventors of the Wristwatch Drone Share Their Vision of the Future | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A Stanford Ph.D. and a Google program manager are close to finalizing a quadcopter that can be worn like a slap bracelet.
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Beware with the hawk!

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Beware with the hawk! - Fran Marzoa - Google+
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A nice reminder that we fliers aren't alone in the sky.

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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
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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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▶ Soccer Match Interrupted by Drone With Albanian Flag ( VIDEO ) Serbia Vs Albania

Match Stopped due to Drone With a Flag Hanging - Serbia Vs Albania

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This is why we need more professionalism and training with regards to the use of these instruments in populated areas.

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.
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Cool application of UAV technology in parasitology research!

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Amy Orchard | NOAA Teacher at Sea Blog

Amy Orchard | NOAA Teacher at Sea Blog | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Posts about Amy Orchard written by aorchard2014
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Very cool educational program!

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MATE - Marine Advanced Technology Education :: ROV Competition

MATE - Marine Advanced Technology Education :: ROV Competition | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center is a national partnership of organizations working to improve marine technical education and in this way help to prepare America's future workforce for ocean occupations. Headquartered at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) in Monterey, California, the MATE Center has been funded as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center of Excellence since 1997.
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Both our Triggerfish and Pufferfish are MATE ROVs. Really cool program and their competitions are amazing!

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Dudes With Drones

Dudes With Drones | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Meet the inventors, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of the flying-robot revolution.
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This article talks about the leaders in the commodity UAS market, and it also talks about how they expect the market for UAS applications to explode in the near future.

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▶ Shah Selbe '04 — Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Congratulations to Shah Selbe ’04, recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. In his day job, Shah works as a spacecraft propulsion scientist. As...
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Why Colleges Want Drones - DRONELIFE

Why Colleges Want Drones - DRONELIFE | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
(Source: USNews.com)   Universities across America really like the idea of using drones. New data released by the Federal Aviation Administration shows that colleges and universities...
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Here they come...

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All I Want for Christmas is a Drone

All I Want for Christmas is a Drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

As Christmas is on the horizon and shoppers turn to Google and enter the phrase “I want to buy” it should be of no surprise that “Drone” has joined regulars such as “house,” “car,” and “stock” and even replaced the word “gun” to enter the top four of searches on peoples wish lists in 2014.

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This is a nice run down of various drone-related issues and popular press occurrences.

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▶ Fireworks filmed with a drone

BE SURE TO WATCH IN HD! Flying through a firework show with a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver. The quad was not damaged. https://www....
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Vermont Lake Cliff Dronie

Flying my Phantom 2 Quadcopter on Lake Champlain, VT.
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It's the drone selfie.  It starts out looking like the stereotypical smartphone selfie, but quickly evolves into something that captures more.a

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