FAA sets deadline for UAS Center of Excellence applications

The FAA has set a Sept. 15 deadline for accredited institutions of higher education, along with their partners and affiliates, to apply for a new Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
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Montana brothers custom-build UAVs for ag producers

Brothers Trevor and Taylor Miles of Billings, Mont., have designed and created their own UAV to help Montana farmers manage crops. Their company, Landview Technologies Inc., designs and manufacturers the UAVs.
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NASA hosts $500k UAS Airspace Operations Challenge

Eight teams have registered for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge (UAS AOC), which is part of NASA's Centennial Challenge Program. Phase one of the challenge is set for September and comes with a $500k prize pool.
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MIT researchers propose power lines to recharge UAVs

Researchers with MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) think they've found a solution to the problem of limited UAS range through a design that can allow UAVs to perch on a power line like a pigeon.
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Kansas State professor: UAS could help find Malaysian airliner

A UAS could help find answers about Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, which vanished last March 8. Kansas State University UAS department head believes the use of a UAV would be more efficient in the search.
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Endangered white rhinos will soon have UAS protection

A New Hampshire UAS company will soon be helping to protect the endangered white rhino-the second largest land mammal on earth-from poachers in South Africa.
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Moving ahead with UAS deliveries, Amazon asks FAA for exemption

Amazon.com has joined a growing number of business interests petitioning the FAA for exemption from restrictions on using UAS for commercial purposes in the national airspace.
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Industry Events

Ohio UAS Conference

August 26-28, 2014
Dayton Convention Center
Dayton, Ohio

International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems

September 29-1, 2014
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

RoboBusiness

October 15-17, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Unmanned Systems Canada

November 4-6, 2014
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014

November 4-6, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
McLean, Virginia

ICUAS'15

June 9-12, 2015
Denver Marriott Tech Center
Denver, Colorado





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