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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 ...

This carbon fiber drone is technically a toy, but its indestructible design is perfect for construction use (VIDEO)

This carbon fiber drone is technically a toy, but its...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 31, 2014

One of the best, and perhaps worst, things about drones is that they blur the line between tool and toy. ...

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 ...

12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys

12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools & Toys

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 08, 2014

It's that time of year again. Time to face down traffic and head to the shopping malls and department stores, ...

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 ...

FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to licensed pilots in daylight hours within sight of the aircraft

FAA expected to limit commercial drone operation to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 25, 2014

Construction companies that hope to one day use drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveying or to gather data ...

How to fly a drone for surveying: Expert advice from an Icelandic firm who does it in a dark, windy climate

How to fly a drone for surveying: Expert advice from an...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2014

While drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have generated quite a bit of interest in the construction industry, most professionals who ...

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Drone research report available from IDTechEx

Posted by Tom Jackson on Oct 15, 2014

Last month we introduced you to the world of drones in construction. If you're looking for more information on drones ...

FAA’s new air traffic control system doesn’t support drones; doubts over commercial flight regs increase

FAA’s new air traffic control system...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 29, 2014

Despite a directive from Congress to do so, when designing the new $5 billion program that will replace the current ...

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