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FAA releases finalized commercial drone rules, tossing out need for special exemptions
The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that it has finalized regulations on the commercial use of drones in U.S. airspace. The ...
AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020
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
Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. ...
2016 Innovations Awards: Year of the Drone headlines 3 game-changing construction technologies
In the past year, no other technology has shown more potential to impact – and improve – more parts of ...
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Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production
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
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
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
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
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
Add bridge building to the growing list of unexpected uses for unmanned aircraft. Earlier this week, we told you about Google ...
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Caterpillar to begin manufacturing mini excavators as market growth ends deal with Wacker Neuson
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John Deere unveils 2 large-frame skid steers, 2 CTLs in G Series power boost
VIDEO: Entire Erques Bridge construction chronicled in beautiful time-lapse
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