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VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with medicine drop in rural Virginia

VIDEO: Drone makes first FAA-approved delivery with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 24, 2015

In what Australian drone manufacturer Flirtey called a "Kitty Hawk" moment, in reference to the first flight of an airplane ...

With the hardware hooked up, Cat\'s ARO-enabled dozers can function as full-blown GPS machines.

Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2015

Five years ago, hardly any heavy equipment was connected with telematics, says Paolo Fellin, vice president of construction and infrastructure ...

More than 250 companies (and counting) have received FAA drone exemptions for construction and surveying

More than 250 companies (and counting) have received...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2015

As late as last month, the full number of just how many companies had been granted permission to operate drones ...

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let construction firms reap benefits of aerial imaging without risk

Drones, on-demand: DroneBase pilot rentals let...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 26, 2015

If the momentum of unmanned aircraft and the subsequent uptick of interest in the technology seen from the construction industry ...

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction firm granted drone exemption by FAA

Ohio’s Danis Building the second construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 15, 2015

A large Ohio construction firm will soon begin to fly drones regularly over its jobsites with the good graces of ...

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition...

Posted by Chris Hill on May 27, 2015

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort ...

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Topcon granted drone exemption by FAA

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2015

Topcon has received an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration, excluding the company from the agency's current unmanned aerial systems (UAS) ...

VIDEO: Drone footage offers close-up look at construction progress on Apple’s Campus 2

VIDEO: Drone footage offers close-up look at...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 06, 2015

Work is ramping up on Apple's new Spaceship-shaped Campus 2, as is seen in a new aerial photo provided by ...

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 31, 2015

Researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM), San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are working on a prototype ...

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S. to begin soon

Construction on first drone business park in the U.S....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2015

The former home of B-1B bombers and current home to the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, North Dakota's Grand Forks Air ...

FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a major one in question

FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 16, 2015

On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its proposed rules on the commercial use of small drones, otherwise known as ...

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

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