Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia names board members and elects officers | Virginia Business

The Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV), a new trade association representing the unmanned systems industry in Virginia, elected officers and its board of directors at its first meeting on Monday. The organization includes 10 founding company members,...
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VCU students get hands-on experience with flying drones — inside Cabell Library | VCU News

Two quadcopter drones buzzed around the two-story lecture hall on the third floor of James Branch Cabell Library last Wednesday as Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone” played through the sound system and a massive video wall welcomed a small crowd to the “Cabell Aerodrome.”...
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Virginia Utility to Expand Use of Drones in Power Line Inspections | Government Technology

(TNS) — Dominion Virginia Power has been using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for 13 months to inspect Hampton Roads’ power lines — a program the company plans to expand on the Peninsula soon. Before Dominion started using the drones to take photos of the...
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The entrepreneurs behind the new drone economy | TechCrunch

he FAA released some staggering numbers as it welcomed Part 107, otherwise known as the rules governing — or perhaps creating — the commercial drone industry in the U.S.: Within one year, the FAA estimates that 600,000drones will be active in commerce in the United...
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Meet the 3D-printed robots with soft skins | ZDNet

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a new way to 3D-print robots which make the devices less prone to damage — by giving them soft skins. These days, robots are used in many critical areas — working for the military, used in surveillance and land surveys,...
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