Wired on Drone Geo-Fencing

“This is NOT something users want,” another critic added. “I have a good relationship with my local airports and have worked with every local tower or control center. I get clearance to fly and they have been great, but this ‘update’ takes away my control. ”Ryan Calo, a University of Washingtonlaw professor who studies robots… Continue reading Wired on Drone Geo-Fencing

Amazon’s petition for exemption to fly drones commercially

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Amazon filed a petition for exemption with the FAA last week so that they could fly prototype drones outdoors as part of research and development for their future Prime Air offering. It’s a quick read, with a couple fun points: Because Amazon is a commercial enterprise we have been limited to conducting R&D flights indoors or in other… Continue reading Amazon’s petition for exemption to fly drones commercially