Blue Bear furthers UAV automation research

Blue Bear furthers UAV automation research

By: BETH STEVENSON Flightglobal.com Blue Bear Systems and the University of Bristol have introduced a new concept that automates unmanned air vehicle (UAV) flight for use in challenging conditions. Dubbed Smart Boomerang, the system comprises two cameras and a mobile phone-derived computer that enables UAVs…

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Future Scope: Chris Anderson

Future Scope: Chris Anderson

The U.S. government is expected to allow commercial drone operations in 2015, which has already helped to spark a burgeoning market for small, cheap robotic aircraft. Chris Anderson, former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, has been at the forefront of the…

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Local drone manufacturer pushing dream forward despite regulatory uncertainty

Source: bozemandailychronicle.com An electric hum filled the air as Shane Beams’ tricopter lifted into the air over a field past the railroad tracks north of East Frontage Road.  The remote-controlled drone’s liftoff and brief flight through September’s cold morning wind is the result of more than a year’s worth of tinkering that eventually produced Vision Aerial, …

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Carpe Noctem and Fly the Calm Skies

With the arrival of the autumnal equinox here in the Pacific Northwest, it triggers, once again, thoughts about how to keep those flying skills on point. As the amount of daylight decreases and the weather shifts to a cooler/wetter pattern, the window of opportunity for outdoor flight is…

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