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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 ...

VIDEO: “Animated History of the Drone” traces controversial aircraft’s origin back to first World War

VIDEO: “Animated History of the Drone”...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2015

The past and future of drones is one of the more interesting topics floating around right now. There is perhaps ...

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone

11th Day of Construction Gifts: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 22, 2014

Despite the current purgatory of commercial regulations the technology currently finds itself in, drones (or unmanned aircraft systems, as the ...

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and Trimble permission to fly drones

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2014

Though the Federal Aviation Administration has largely dropped the ball with regard to establishing regulations for commercial drone flights, the agency ...

FAA won’t issue commercial drone regulations until 2017 or later

FAA won’t issue commercial drone regulations...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration is so far behind in creating regulations for commercial drone and unmanned aerial vehicle use that ...

GoPro to begin selling its own drones

GoPro to begin selling its own drones

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 01, 2014

The company that pretty much invented the market for compact, action cameras is about to enter another market in which ...

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