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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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BVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
By Steve Crowe · 10 February, 2017 • senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland.
Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
By Steve Crowe · 10 February, 2017 • Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital.
President Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.
3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2017 • 3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish.
Super Bowl Drone Ban Spans 34.5 Miles
By Steve Crowe · 3 February, 2017 • The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drones from flying within a 34.5-mile radius of NRG Stadium during Super Bowl LI.
Quarterback Drones Show Off Passing Skills at NFL Pro Bowl
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • Watch DJI Inspire 1 drones show of their passing skills at the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition in Orlando.
Weaponized Drones a Concern at Presidential Inauguration
By RT Staff · 20 January, 2017 • Drones are never allowed in Washington, D.C., but the FAA and Secret Service have made it clear that drones are banned from today's presidential inauguration.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
Drone Delivery Tests Expand in Canada
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Drone Delivery Canada, which wants to commercialize drone deliveries by late 2017 or early 2018 at the latest, has expanding its current testing to include Transport Canada‚Äôs first approved drone test range.
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 13 January, 2017 • Here are the best robots and drones from CES 2017.
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 January, 2017 • Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
Alarm.com Security Drones Want to Protect Your Home
By Jason Knott | CE Pro Site Editor · 4 January, 2017 • Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company's new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.
Best Robots at CES Unveiled 2017
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2017 • AI, drones and robots made some noise at CES Unveiled 2017 in Las Vegas.
Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 29 December, 2016 • Amazon's airborne fulfillment center would act as a flying warehouse for its Prime Air delivery drones. The fulfillment center would remain 45,000 feet in the air, and drones with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.
FAA to Approve Drone Flights BVLOS at Test Site
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 • The FAA is expected to approve drone flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. The test site will become the first in the United States to allow drones to fly BVLOS without a chase plane. The approval applies to larger drones, but it could trickle down to smaller drones for lower-altitude applications.

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