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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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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.
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
By Steve Crowe · 16 November, 2016 • Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2016 • 3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
Flirtey Completes Silicon Valley’s First Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 1 November, 2016 • Flirtey conducted the first drone delivery in Silicon Valley history, delivering a package to an investor at The Rosewood hotel on Sand Hill Road.
8 Beginner Drones to Hone Your Flying Skills
By Michael Karp, Drone Business Marketer · 25 October, 2016 • If you're interested in learning how to fly a drone, starting with a low-priced, easy-to-use model is strongly suggested.
Drone-to-Drone, Midair Recharging on the Way
By RT Staff · 21 October, 2016 • Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2016 • To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
Project Wing Drone Delivery Boss Steps Down
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2016 • Dave Vos, head of Alphabet's Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Vos has been with the company for about two years.

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