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A survey conducted by the Postal Service inspector general polled citizens on how they would feel if a robot delivered the mail with—or instead of—a human.
A new survey finds that state transportation departments are using unmanned aircraft for gathering images of construction sites, surveying, bridge inspections and other tasks.
Once deployed, the system would authorize drone flights in minutes instead of months.
Amateurs flying unmanned aerial vehicles have previously grounded firefighting aircraft. Now, their devices are actually sparking wildfires.
Survey: 48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.
Being able to rescue someone using a drone like what happened in North Carolina is probably every pilot’s dream.
“The result of these regulations on our nation’s most innovative companies has been to force their programs overseas," according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Some of the tools and strategies the Sunshine State used to prepare for and recover from a big hurricane.
As of July 7, the number of U.S. firefighting operations that were disturbed by drones so far this year totaled 17, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, part of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
With the help of medical drones, anyone might be able to provide emergency medical care at a disaster.
But these types of unmanned aircraft systems would be off limits to the general public.
'We’re an engineering company at UPS, it’s part of our DNA, of who we are.'
$2.2 million will support new training programs focused on unmanned aerial vehicle technology in a county in the southwest part of the state.
“Using drone technology we can do it in a matter of minutes, versus a matter of hours or days, and redirect human resources to other facets of the utility,” according to City Manager Harry Black.
A court official spearheading an effort to attract unmanned aerial vehicle companies to Wise County thinks so. “Innovation can come from the strangest of places,” he said.
Twelve states placed new restrictions on drone users this year.
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