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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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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
PIRatE Labs insight:

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
Jessica Leupolds insight:

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.
PIRatE Labs insight:

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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Majoring In Drones Could Earn You A 6-Figure Salary

Majoring In Drones Could Earn You A 6-Figure Salary | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
If you're looking to drone on and on.
Jason Millers insight:

Wouldn't it be great if a public University in Ventura County offered students ways to get involved in the UAS industry?

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Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use

Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Use | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration has implications for industries like agriculture, energy and online retailing.
Jason Millers insight:

This shows that the FAA is a step closer to allowing UAS to be used for commercial purposes.  How close are they to opening the doors for all industry?  Insiders say not very close.

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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.
Jason Millers insight:

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.
Jessica Leupolds insight:

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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Cirque du Soleil + Drones = Pure Magic

Cirque du Soleil + Drones = Pure Magic | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Seems like Cirque du Soleil can turn just about anything into a mesmerizing performance -- even drones.

A new collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios features 10 quadcopters carrying out the kinds of complex synchron...
Jason Millers insight:

Check out this Cirque du Soleil video that uses quadcopters to create a beautiful visual story.  There is room for UAS in art.

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Metal 3D printing could soon be a lot better | Inside3DP | Shanie Phillips | Inside3DP.com

Metal 3D printing could soon be a lot better | Inside3DP | Shanie Phillips | Inside3DP.com | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

Metal 3D printing seems to be the most advanced established form of 3D printing there is to date. Although the printing of plastics for medical devices and the promise of glass 3D printing both offer potentially revolutionary qualities, the capabilities granted by metal 3D printing are currently changing billion dollar industries at an incredibly rapid pace. Mega companies like Boeing and GE Aviation are just two out of many industry leaders investing millions in additive manufacturing for metal components and rapid prototyping.

Despite the heavy investment in metal 3D printing, the technology is still new enough so that methods to ensure superior quality and complex printing free of errors have still not been fully developed. As the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering puts it, “developing complex geometries with fewer errors and distortions, as well as quality standards to test the manufactured items, have not kept pace with the technology.”


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
PIRatE Labs insight:

We currently utilize plastic printers, but the advent of metal printing (in an affordable setting) would radically improve the capacity of our "micro" design and fabrication efforts.

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