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  • Airbus and Local Motors Complete the Cargo Drone Challenge

    In early 2016, Airbus, the giant European aerospace company, and Local Motors, a USA-based company that operates a growing global network of microfactories, launched the Cargo Drone Challenge. Until now, Airbus had focused all of their drone efforts in a military context, but with this initiative, Airbus seems to...
  • Pune police granted permission for DRONE civilian use: INDIA

    Ever since the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave the green light for civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in April this year, police stations have been merrily making their own ground rules, leading to disparity. Quashing their right to grant permission to fly drones, the Pune...
  • UAVs and insect cyborgs collaborate to map disaster zones

    Robots don’t always need to be built from scratch. In the case of “biobots”, scientists have been able to hack into insects, turning them into remote-controlled scouts to gather data and map unfamiliar or unsafe areas. Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have already demonstrated the hardware and...
  • International Declaration Calls for Control Over Armed UAVs Export

    U.S.A: The United States and more than 40 other countries issued a declaration laying out principles they said should govern the export and use of armed drones to ensure they do not cause instability or help terrorism and organized crime. Major UAV-producing nations such as Israel, Russia, China, and...