The FAA has selected several sites in Oregon to be used in future UAV testing! A small but important step for domestic drone use. #Drones #UAV #Oregon #FAA http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/12/oregon_expects_approval_for_un.html
Originally shared by Gregor J. Rothfuss you need high-res (40 MP) cameras, but that will be standard soon enough. the next step is to build a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scene_graph out of every picture, and derive additional information from reflections, shadows cast, etc http://www.kurzweilai.net/reflected-hidden-faces-in-photographs-revealed-in-pupil
In a testament to the utility of "#drones" in obtaining aerial imagery, my mission to map a bayou in north Louisiana didn't go according to plan, and yet still uncovered fresh evidence of vandalism on a property. More about the experience, findings, and takeaways on MentalMunition.com. http://www.mentalmunition.com/2013/12/missed-target-found-hooliganism-on.html
A drone and a robot assisted finding the body of man who held a woman and her daughter hostage, and then killed himself after they were rescued by police. It's the first time that a drone has been used for this purpose. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-26/banyo-emergency-situation-police-negotiators-at-scene/5175496
I say this every once and awhile but an example of a good drone hidden as evil is Military. They protect my countries borders from threats and protect our soldiers, not exactly a clear example of good but protected borders with less post tramatic stress is good.
Originally shared by Victor Villegas (DroneSinger) I attended this UAS Precision Agriculture Forum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA this past Monday. There was so much interest that the event was sold out. Several great presentations researchers, businesses and industry experts. One of the biggest points I took away was that UAVs are just a platform. The real value is in the data they can collect, process and convert into useful information so farmers can make informed decisions in a timely manner, all while saving money. Those businesses who can manipulate this big data and interpret it stand to reap the most out of these technologies. http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20131211/ARTICLE/131219979
Interesting that the email discussions via the Google group for TALO are kept separate from this community page. Should we have a link back to the group discussions in the nav bar perhaps? (Have just added this link.) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/teachAndLearnOnline
PrecisionHawk will be represented at this year's #TAAC conference happening 10-12 December 2013 in #SantaAnaPueblo, #NewMexico, represented by Matt Konkler of #USNCCO. Emergency response will no doubt be a big topic of conversation, and word on the street is the #FAA may announce the six, state #UAV test sites (exciting!) We're pulling for Indiana/Ohio. The MidWest has amazing offerings in agriculture and geology research! We'll keep you up to date @PrecisionHawk. http://taac.psl.nmsu.edu/
What's a "drone" good for? Lia Reich of PrecisionHawk has this great visual to break it down for you. Originally shared by PrecisionHawk As Amazon gears up to roll out PrimeAir, consumers are putting drones under the microscope hoping to weigh in on the potential pros and cons of the service. We put together a comprehensive infographic to help you cover the UAV/UAS basics!
All of the things drones could be used for in the future http://gizmodo.com/some-good-things-drones-can-actually-do-1475717696?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)
#Amazon #drones ? I tell the Daily Beast about the technical and regulatory obstacles, and why it may not be happening for some time. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/02/are-amazon-s-drone-plans-just-a-fantasy.html
UN Peacekeepers use drones for the first time to patrol the border between the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. #dronesforgood #drones #UNPeacekeeping http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/03/us-rop-congo-democratic-drones-idUSBRE9B20NP20131203
Ups and FedEx watch out Originally shared by Rosa Golijan Amazon's drones will deliver your orders in about 30 minutes "It’s an audacious plan that [Amazon CEO Jeff] Bezos says requires more safety testing and FAA approvals, but he estimates that delivery-by-drone, called Amazon 'Prime Air,' will be available to customers in as soon as 4-5 years." More details: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-unveils-futuristic-plan-delivery-by-drone/ Image via CBS News .