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nhk.or.jp - NTT to develop, manufacture drones for farming
NTT to develop, manufacture drones for farming
NHKオンライン

Tuesday, January 19, 2:10 (UTC) NTT East is planning to get into the drone business. Officials at the Japanese telecom giant say they are aiming to help the agricultural sector cope with a severe shortage of workers. The firm will team up with two…

thenextweb.com - Thomas Macaulay - US regulator approves first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone flights
US regulator approves first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone flights
The Next Web

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the first-ever fully-automated commercial drone flights. The US aviation regulator has permitted American Robotics to fly its Scout quadcopter beyond the line-of-sight of human operators. In approval…

phys.org - Bob Yirka - Using drones to create local quantum networks
Using drones to create local quantum networks
Phys.org

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has used drones to create a prototype of a small airborne quantum network. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe sending…

wsj.com - Katie Deighton - Pizza Hut Hopes Drop Zones Can Help Bring Drone Delivery to Fruition
Pizza Hut Hopes Drop Zones Can Help Bring Drone Delivery to Fruition
Wall Street Journal

Pizza Hut Israel is trying a new approach to make pie deliveries by drone a reality at last, but it means customers won't get the thrill of accepting their orders from futuristic flying machines themselves. Instead of flying pizzas directly to…

wired.com - The 7 Best Drones (2021): Budget, Toys, Professional Video
The 7 Best Drones (2021): Budget, Toys, Professional Video
WIRED

Drones aren't just flying cameras, though; they're also the modern version of remote-controlled vehicles. And again, they've made flying easier and more accessible, thanks to intelligent collision sensors that protect your investment from mishaps.

defensenews.com - David B. Larter - Off the California coast, the US Navy tests hunting subs with an aerial drone
Off the California coast, the US Navy tests hunting subs with an aerial drone
Defense News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy and General Atomics in November used sonobuoys dropped from an MQ-9A Block V Reaper to track a simulated submarine target on a U.S. Navy Pacific test range, in what GA says is the first time an aerial drone has…

theepochtimes.com - Aloysio Santos - FAA Approves Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights
FAA Approves Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights
www.theepochtimes.com

WASHINGTON—A Massachusetts company has been granted approval to operate commercial drone flights without a person directing the machine and keeping it in sight. It's the first time that the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed fully…

dronelife.com - Miriam McNabb - Drone Highways Road to Commercial Drone Integration
Drone Highways Road to Commercial Drone Integration
DRONELIFE

Recent research from the Mercatus Center argues that drone highways situated over existing public roads could be the fastest way to full integration of commercial drones. The Mercatus Center research, written by senior fellow Brent Skorup and…

theaustralian.com.au - Robyn Ironside - Grounded pilots take to the air in drones
Grounded pilots take to the air in drones
THE AUSTRALIAN

Stood-down A380 pilot Will Stamatopoulos and former Qantas pilot Tom Caska are among those who have established drone businesses, building on their skills. Mr Stamatopoulos said although he missed flying, operating unmanned aircraft made good use…

punchng.com - Temiloluwa O’Peters - Ekiti budgets N550m for drones
Ekiti budgets N550m for drones
Punch Newspapers

The Ekiti State Government has disclosed plans to purchase drones with N550m as part of measures to boost security surveillance, expose criminal hideouts, and combat security challenges in the state. The government said it was also set to complete…

helpnetsecurity.com - Deploying AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones
Deploying AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones
Help Net Security

SparkCognition and SkyGrid announced a new collaboration to deploy AI-powered cybersecurity directly on drones, protecting them from zero-day attacks during flight. Equipped with SparkCognition's DeepArmor cybersecurity product, SkyGrid is the…

mirror.co.uk - Ben Glaze - Drone tested for search and rescue in Wales bought by Canada to save whales
Drone tested for search and rescue in Wales bought by Canada to save whales
mirror

A hi-tech drone tested in Britain and which could replace police helicopters will be flown in Canada to help save whales. Welsh officers carried out trials with the Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for exercises simulating missions which…

techcrunch.com - Steve O'Hear - Skyqraft raises $2.2M seed for its powerline issue detection system
Skyqraft raises $2.2M seed for its powerline issue detection system
TechCrunch

Skyqraft, the Swedish startup using AI and drones for electricity powerline inspection, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, capital it will use to further develop its technology and expand its operations in Europe and in the U.S. Leading the…

theepochtimes.com - Frank Fang - Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect US Against Security Threats from Drones
Trump Signs Executive Order to Protect US Against Security Threats from Drones
www.theepochtimes.com

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 18 to prevent the U.S. federal government from using drones manufactured by foreign adversaries, including China. Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have been used…

metoffice.gov.uk - Expertise allowing future flight technology to soar
Expertise allowing future flight technology to soar
Met Office

The Met Office is delighted to be involved in a new project aimed at increasing our understanding of the real life and practical uses of electric and autonomous air vehicles. The project aims to develop and test a remotely operated drone system for…

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