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AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 25, 2016

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, ...

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 19, 2016

Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. ...

A drone on hire from the new DroneBase service, hovers during a residential job.

2016 Innovations Awards: Year of the Drone headlines 3...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

In the past year, no other technology has shown more potential to impact – and improve – more parts of ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct compaction system

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 08, 2016

Algorithms seem to rule the world now, with these programming juggernauts turning massive amounts of data into usable concepts. It’s ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite productivity tools

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 08, 2016

As Jon Kuyers tells it, Vermeer team members started to notice something when they visited contractors. “We’d go to a ...

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 07, 2016

Caterpillar is continuing the emphasis it has placed on predictive machine analytics in the last year with a collaboration that ...

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Blade Nano QX drone for beginners to (crash and) learn with

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Blade Nano QX drone for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2015

If you've spent any time at all reading this site, you're likely aware that drones are by far and away ...

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec. 21

FAA to require online drone registration starting Dec....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2015

Following the advice of recently disclosed findings by an agency task force, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced the official drone registration ...

Connecticut DOT to test drone for inspections under bridges

Connecticut DOT to test drone for inspections under...

Posted by Chris Hill on Dec 10, 2015

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) is testing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, to inspect the underside of ...

Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for mass data collection

Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Nov 25, 2015

Contractors, surveyors and engineers are finding all kinds of new and useful applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as ...

VIDEO: Watch drones autonomously weave a bridge in mid-air

VIDEO: Watch drones autonomously weave a bridge in...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 23, 2015

Add bridge building to the growing list of unexpected uses for unmanned aircraft. Earlier this week, we told you about Google ...

Google files 2 drones with FAA to explore using the aircraft for delivering Internet access

Google files 2 drones with FAA to explore using the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2015

With the unmanned aircraft industry blossoming into a multi-billion industry before our very eyes, it's not surprising to see some ...

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