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Flirtey Performing First Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery in US
Flirtey will conduct the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the US on June 23 in Cape May, New Jersey, carrying medical samples between an on-shore medical relief camp and a test facility on a vessel stationed off the coast.
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Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Approved by Nevada for Testing
The Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone, has received approval from Nevada's governor's office for development at the state's FAA-approved drone test site. However, the FAA has yet to approve it for testing.
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Drone Registration No Drag as Sales Soar
Drone sales have grown 224 percent year-over-year to nearly $200 million, according to The NPD Group. DJI continues to lead the way with a 49% share of the market.
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Drone Registration Database Released by FAA
The FAA released its database that shows how many drones owners are registered in each city, state, or zip code. The FAA is not posting the names and street addresses of registered owners.
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3 Budget-Friendly Drones Compatible with VR Headsets
Drones that work with virtual reality headsets don't have to break your budget. Here are three low-cost drones that are compatible with VR headsets.
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Drone Flies into Model’s Face During Photo Shoot
This was the first time aspiring model Jess Adams worked with a drone, and most likely her last.
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Can Honeybees Help Improve Drones?
The University of Sheffield thinks bees could be vital in developing drones that are better at avoiding obstacles.
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5 Crowdfunding Drone Projects That Failed
A recap of some of the more memorable drone projects that failed on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
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Students Flying Drones No Longer Need Section 333 Exemption
The FAA has changed its tune on students flying drones for educational purposes. FAA administrator Michael Huerta said schools and students will soon no longer need a Section 333 exemption or any other authorization prior to flying drones as part of their coursework.
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WowWee Lumi Drone Designed for Indoor Gaming
WowWee is entering the toy drone space with the Lumi drone, a self-stabilizing quadcopter designed for indoor gaming.
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Podcast: Drone Strikes, Delivery Drones with’s Dave Brown
Dave Brown, founder of, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to stop drone sightings at airports, the drone delivery landscape, and how Flirtey, despite having its delivery drone accepted to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, won't beat Amazon in the delivery drone market.
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Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian
Flirtey's delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
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Delivery Drone Tees Off at Japanese Golf Course
A Japanese golf course is testing a drone delivery service that delivers refreshments to golfers while they’re on the course. The Sora Raku drone delivery service was developed by online shopping giant Rakuten and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory.
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Drone Hits Plane, Pilot Claims
A pilot claims a drone hit his British Airways Airbus A320 passenger plane as it approached London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday. There were 132 passengers and five crew on board. No injuries have been reported, and the plane was cleared for its next flight.
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Australia Tests Mail Delivery Drones
Australia Post is testing mail delivery drones that could allow for faster delivery of medication and online shopping items. The delivery drones are expected to cost $10,000 each and can deliver 2kg packages over 25km.
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