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Xcel Energy partners with FAA

Xcel Energy partners with FAA on drone usage for inspections

Xcel Energy partners with FAA on drone usage for inspections Xcel Energy announced this week a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure. The agreement involves using unmanned aircraft systems to inspect more than 20,000 miles of Xcel Energy transmission lines in 10 states. The data collected from…

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2017 MultiGP International Open

2017 MultiGP International Open

MultiGP Drone Racing Proudly Announces the 2017 MultiGP International Open FPV’S Largest Fun Fly Festival NATIONAL: This week MultiGP Drone Racing (www.mulitgp.com) announced the 2017 MultiGP International Open, being held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. This one of a kind event is an open invitation connecting the global FPV community, which is one of…

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Drone Dunk Plans

Behind The Scenes: How Aaron Gordon's Drone Dunk Plans Went Awry

Behind The Scenes: How Aaron Gordon’s Drone Dunk Plans Went Awry NEW ORLEANS – Two nights before Saturday’s Slam Dunk Contest, in a mostly empty Smoothie King Center crawling with overzealous security guards, Aaron Gordon tested his secret weapon. As NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe, former Dunk Contest champion Brent Barry and a small group of onlookers watched, the 21-year-old forward…

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2017 FAA UAS Symposium

2017 FAA UAS Symposium

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29. The FAA and AUVSI are co-sponsoring this year’s event, which will…

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Automated rescue via drone

Automated rescue

Automated rescue A&M lab designs robots able to assist in search and rescue ops For well over a decade, the A&M Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has been using state-of-the-art robots to aid rescue workers in search and rescue operations. The lab’s robots were deployed for the first time during the World Trade Center response, and have since…

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Drones cutting occupational accidents

Atlanta Hobby Phantom Drone

Drones cutting occupational accidents One of the most dangerous jobs in America is power line maintenance. Over 330 people were killed last year due to falls and electrocution while working on power lines, thousands more were injured. Now one energy company is employing sophisticated drones to monitor power lines, allowing workers to trade the sometimes-scary task of climbing way up…

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