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May 23, 2018

Italy power plant deploys automated drone full-time

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Operations, Engineering & DesignIn Italy, a multinational power company had deployed a drone full-time. Enel, an integrated power company in the global, power, gas and renewables markets has acquired a multi rotor unmanned aircraft system to support operations and maintenance. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

DOI unveils first ever $17M contract option for UAS providers

BY U.S. Department of Interior Found In:Operations, Policy & RegulationThe contract consists of one base year with four option years. The total potential contract value is $17 million. Aircraft selected under the contract will be able to operate day or night, without a runway in sustained winds up to 25 knots. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

New project to create drone software to understand human movement

BY University of Nebraska-Lincoln Found In:Operations, Engineering & DesignUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln computer scientist Brittany Duncan wants to ease people's discomfort by enabling drones to communicate with the humans around them. Communication could also make drones valuable coworkers in numerous settings. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Department of Homeland Security beefs up counter-UAS efforts

BY Patrick C. MillerFound In:Operations, Engineering & Design, Policy & RegulationThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security is collecting data on counter-UAS technologies in urban environments to deal with the potential threat of unwanted or malicious drones. The agency has developed a program to collect drone mitigation data. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

University of Washington creates first insect drones

BY University of Washington Found In:Operations, Engineering & DesignResearchers at the University of Washington have developed wireless robotic drones the size of insects that can easily access areas in which even a small UAS could not fit. A swarm of insect drones might one day detect methane leaks. READ MORE

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August 20-22, 2018
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September 5-7, 2018
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Las Vegas, Nevada

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