Americans reported over 1,000 drone sightings last year in what some call ‘drone hysteria’

This is an excerpt of a story originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire piece here. Last August, a drone was spotted flying over a gas station in Inglewood, a city just south of downtown Los Angeles. The drone was operated by the Inglewood Police Department to gather aerial data over a crime scene, a … Continue reading Americans reported over 1,000 drone sightings last year in what some call ‘drone hysteria’

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Here’s the latest development in the DJI developer challenge

DJI, Ford and the United Nations Development Program want you to build the next application system for search and rescue drones. The three entities are partnering up to create the 2016 DJI Developer Challenge, and at stake is an $100,000 prize. The challenge has just advanced to its second stage, as 25 developer teams moved to … Continue reading Here’s the latest development in the DJI developer challenge

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We’re one step closer to drone delivery becoming a reality

In a small Nevada town with just over 3,000 residents, the U.S. just saw its first “urban drone” delivery. Drone delivery company Flirtey this week delivered a package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit by drone. The choice of item delivered was meant to illustrate “Flirtey’s vision to reinvent the delivery … Continue reading We’re one step closer to drone delivery becoming a reality

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta talks with the Drone Girl at SXSW

“Who would have guessed that two years ago the FAA Administrator would be speaking at South By Southwest about drones?” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Huerta moderated a discussion for the drone panel hosted at the Google Fiber Space in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest 2016. And me? I was the emcee. Huerta joined … Continue reading FAA Administrator Michael Huerta talks with the Drone Girl at SXSW

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