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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use.
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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program
By Steve Crowe · 30 October, 2017 • Jonathan Rupprecht, a leading aviation lawyer who specializes in drones, weighs in with pros and cons of President Trump's plan to expand drone use.
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2017 • WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
By Steve Crowe · 11 October, 2017 • Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external defibrillators to victims of cardiac arrest in Nevada. Before the partnership can take off, however, the companies need to get regulatory approval.
TUS Nordics: Unmanned Systems Experts to Convene in Denmark
By RT Staff · 15 September, 2017 • With over 100 participants, topping 750 high-quality visitors and a lineup of international speakers, TUS Nordics promises to be the exciting fifth edition for the entire unmanned systems industry. It will cover the full spectrum of civilian and commercial use of unmanned systems.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 2017 • A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
By RT Staff · 1 June, 2017 • The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations.
FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2017 • A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.
Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
By Steve Crowe · 8 May, 2017 • Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2017 • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
By RT Staff · 5 March, 2017 • A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure.
UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
By Steve Crowe · 22 February, 2017 • UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route.
Cloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
By RT Staff · 21 February, 2017 • The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history.
Global Drone Market to Surpass $11 Billion by 2020
By RT Staff · 14 February, 2017 • According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016.
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
By Steve Crowe · 13 February, 2017 • The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.

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