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Pros & Cons of Trump’s Drone Expansion Program

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Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
By Steve Crowe · 17 October, 2016 • The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports.
4 Game-Changing Drone Companies to Watch
By Michael Karp | Drone Business Marketer · 11 October, 2016 • A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017.
Drone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
By Steve Crowe · 7 October, 2016 • Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage.
15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
By Steve Crowe · 28 September, 2016 • Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist.
UPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
By Steve Crowe · 23 September, 2016 • CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island.
GoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
By Steve Crowe · 19 September, 2016 • The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design.
3 Best GoPro Drones Besides Karma
By Ante Tatarović | Drones Globe · 16 September, 2016 • While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras.
Project Wing Delivery Drones Flying Burritos to College Students
By Steve Crowe · 8 September, 2016 • Project Wing, a unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will be using its delivery drones to fly burritos from Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech. The tests will begin this month and last a few weeks.
AT&T, Qualcomm Testing Drones on 4G LTE Networks
By RT Staff · 6 September, 2016 • AT&T and Qualcomm will begin drone test flights on 4G LTE networks, analyzing coverage, signal, strength and mobility across network cells and how they function in flight. The goal of the trials is to help enable future drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) as regulations evolve to permit them.
Pizza Delivery Drones Not Trusted by Americans
By Steve Crowe · 6 September, 2016 • According to a recent survey about delivery drones, only 37 percent of Americans believe a drone-delivered pizza would arrive undamaged.
GoPro Karma Drone Debuting This Month
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2016 • The GoPro Karma drone will debut Sept. 19, and it'll likely feature the new Hero 5 camera.
WiBotic Developing Wireless Battery Charger for Robots
By Steve Crowe · 31 August, 2016 • WiBotic is developing a wireless charging system that autonomously charges aerial, mobile and aquatic robots.
Yuneec Breeze Drone vs. Yuneec Typhoon H Drone
By RT Staff · 30 August, 2016 • Yuneec's Breeze drone is the company's first product geared toward the mass market. Here's how the Breeze drone compares to Yuneec's flagship Typhoon H drone.
YI Erida Tricopter Drone Flies 75 MPH
By Steve Crowe · 30 August, 2016 • YI Technology's Erida tricopter drone can fly at speeds up to 75 mph and stay in the air for up to 40 minutes. Erida also is the first full carbon-fiber, tricopter drone featuring 4K video.
Rules for Small Commercial Drones Take Effect
By Steve Crowe · 29 August, 2016 • The long-awaited regulations for small commercial drones went into effect today. Here's what you need to know.

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