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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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Can These Swarming Drones Improve Disaster Response?
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2015 • Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on tiny drones that can be deployed inside of a building after a natural disaster to give first responders a look inside by mapping the environment and relaying information about air quality, temperature, radiation, etc.
Transwheel Robots an Alternative to Amazon Delivery Drones
By RT Staff · 21 August, 2015 • Transwheel robots look like unicycles, using one self-balancing wheel and a robotic arm to pick up and carry packages. The electric robot could work alone to deliver small packages or in a group to deliver large packages.
Like It or Not, Drone Licensing Is Coming
By Stephen Mann · 21 August, 2015 • Drone licensing is going to happen. Just look at all the hysteria that surrounds every drone sighting. That's why drone hobbyists need to get ahead of the game and propose reasonable licensing now before politicians force unreasonable licensing terms on us.
Drone Sightings to Quadruple in 2015
By Steve Crowe · 14 August, 2015 • According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there have been more than 650 reports this year through Aug. 9 by pilots of drones flying near manned aircraft. There were 238 reported drone sightings in all of 2014.
10 Most Funded Robots Ever on Indiegogo
By RT Staff · 11 August, 2015 • More robots are launching on crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo. We compiled the 10 most successfully funded robots on Indiegogo, including drones, 3D printers, and more.
3 Problems with Amazon’s Drone Airspace Plan
By Jonathan B. Rupprecht, Esq. · 10 August, 2015 • Amazon has a nice plan to safely integrate delivery drones into the air, but it's proposal doesn't exactly line up with the FAA's outlook.
Sullenberger: Drones Will Cause Plane Accidents
By Steve Crowe · 7 August, 2015 • Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who safely landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009, says a drone will cause a plane accident. Sullenberger says, "It's not a matter of if it will happen. It's a matter of when it will happen."
4 Questions About the Future of Drones
By Steve Crowe · 7 August, 2015 • An expert answers some burning questions about solar-powered drones, Amazon delivery drones, and the impact on the insurance and tourism industries.
Eye in the Sky: Why Pilots May Not See Your Drone
By Michael Carlini, Southern Oregon Drone · 7 August, 2015 • In certain conditions, commercial pilots fly solely by instrument, meaning they might not see drones until it's too late.
Drone Flies within 10 Feet of Seaplane’s Windshield
By Steve Crowe · 6 August, 2015 • A Seair plane was about 40 feet from touching down on a river when a drone came within 10 feet of the windshield. The four-propeller drone "turned north, towards the airport, following the near miss, before going out of sight.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone Simplifies Aerial Videography
By Steve Crowe · 5 August, 2015 • DJI introduced the Phantom 3 Standard camera drone, an entry-level quadcopter aimed at enthusiasts just getting started piloting and capturing video with a drone. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard comes with a built-in HD video camera that can capture 2.7k HD video at 30fps with a 94-degree lens.
Drones Near JFK Airport Spark Federal Terror Alert
By RT Staff · 4 August, 2015 • The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating four incidents in three days in New York and New Jersey where pilots reported seeing drones near their planes.
Weed Delivery Drone Has High Hopes
By Steve Crowe · 31 July, 2015 • Pot smokers in California may soon be able to have weed delivered to them via drone.
Don’t Fly Drones Over Fires: You Could be Charged with Murder
By Steve Crowe · 30 July, 2015 • Authorities in San Bernardino County issued a stern warning Wednesday for anyone caught flying a drone over wildfires.
Man Arrested for Shooting Drone Hovering Over Daughters
By RT Staff · 29 July, 2015 • William H. Merideth was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment after shooting down a drone that was hovering over his back deck.

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