Monthly Archives: May 2013

  • AP: Brazil will use robots to help with 2014 World Cup security

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Enhancing Public Safety, News.

    AP: Brazil will use robots to help with 2014 World Cup security The Brazilian government has bought 30 security robots to improve public safety during the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics. The government paid nearly $3.5 million for the small unmanned ground vehicles which can provide surveillance, bomb removal and other law-enforcement [...]

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  • MPR News: Drone aircraft help Grand Forks police fight crime

    Posted on May 16, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Enhancing Public Safety, News.

    MPR News: Drone aircraft help Grand Forks police fight crime In the locker room at the University of North Dakota football stadium, a handful of people wait for an early morning rain shower to pass so they can test a small four-rotor helicopter on the football field. As the clouds pass, the crew of university [...]

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  • Houma Today: Nicholls ‘pioneers’ use drones to map coast

    Posted on May 13, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    Houma Today: Nicholls ‘pioneers’ use drones to map coast When it comes to surveying and mapping, a Nicholls State University professor says there is nothing more useful than a remote-controlled plane with a camera and other monitoring equipment strapped to it. That’s what the university’s Geomatics Department has been using for the past few years, [...]

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  • Star Phoenix: Man found by remote-controlled UAV

    Posted on May 10, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Enhancing Public Safety, News.

    Star Phoenix: Man found by remote-controlled UAV After a year and a half controlling unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Saskatoon RCMP, Cpl. Doug Green experienced something new on Thursday. He used a UAV to save a life. Green’s remote-controlled helicopter was key in the rescue of a 25-year-old man who rolled his vehicle, injuring [...]

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  • Unmanned “Unplugged” with Virginia Tech’s David Schmale

    Posted on May 9, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Unmanned Unplugged.

    Unmanned “Unplugged” with David Schmale from Virginia Tech The Schmale Lab at Virginia Tech is pioneering new research using UAS, using the technology to study how microbes travel through the atmosphere. With this research, the team is developing strategies to detect, monitor and control pathogens that are be harmful to humans and livestock. The lab’s [...]

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  • PopSci: How UAS Will Fight Poachers To Save Endangered Species

    Posted on May 8, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    PopSci: How UAS Will Fight Poachers To Save Endangered Species Here is a complicated problem: Endangered elephants live in isolated nature preserves under the watch of woefully underfunded governments. Poachers can easily break in, hunt the animals in the dark using night-vision goggles, and then sell them to buyers in Southeast Asia (often using the proceeds to [...]

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  • Cronkite News: Colleges offer courses in UAS design, marketing

    Posted on May 8, 2013 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    Cronkite News: Colleges offer courses in UAS design, marketing Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. Until they met Professor Ray Bedard. Rayleigh wanted to start a club that would build and fly drones; [...]

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  • New York Times: A UAS-Eye View of Nature

    Posted on May 6, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News.

    New York Times: A UAS-Eye View of Nature Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colo. — An electric whir filled the air of this high desert valley as Jeff Sloan, a cartographer for the United States Geological Survey, hurled a small remote-controlled airplane into the sky. The plane, a four-and-a-half-pound AeroVironment Raven, dipped; then its plastic propeller [...]

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  • WSJ: Farmers Experiment With UAS

    Posted on May 2, 2013 by auvsiadmin in Advancing Agriculture, News.

    WSJ: Farmers Experiment With UAS Farmers are starting to investigate the use of drones for a decidedly nonmilitary purpose: monitoring crops and spraying pesticides. As the spring growing season unfolds, universities already are working with agricultural groups to experiment with different types of unmanned aircraft outfitted with sensors and other technologies to measure and protect [...]

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