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FAA Faces Second Drone Audit

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.
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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’s 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.
Flirtey, 7-Eleven Make Weekend Store-to-Home Drone Deliveries
By RT Staff · 20 December, 2016 • Flirtey and 7-Eleven have completed one month of store-to-home drone deliveries to a dozen homes in Reno, Nevada.
World’s Fastest Tricopter to be Demoed at CES
By Steve Crowe · 16 December, 2016 • YI Technology will for the first time in the United States conduct a live demo of its Erida tricopter during CES 2017. YI claims Erida is the world's fastest tricopter with a top speed of 75 MPH.
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 14 December, 2016 • Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Meet the CES Robotics Conference Lineup
By RT Staff · 12 December, 2016 • The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.
Robot Holiday Gift Guide 2016
By Steve Crowe · 9 December, 2016 • We've rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, techies, wannabe coders, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump
By Steve Crowe · 5 December, 2016 • Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."
Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
By Steve Crowe · 5 December, 2016 • MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
By Steve Crowe · 23 November, 2016 • We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.

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