Weekly Roundup 8/3/15

A California Air National Guard MQ-9 Reaper drone was used in a search and rescue mission last week. Credit: Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy

7/27/15 – 8/2/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone While drones have received the lion’s share of attention…

Weekly Roundup 7/27/15

Mythbusters co-host Jaime Hyneman test flies a drone. Credit: DLC. Via: io9

7/20/15 – 7/26/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority has unveiled a public awareness campaign to familiarize drone hobbyists with…

Weekly Roundup 7/20/15

The National Drone Racing Championships took place last week in California.

7/13/15 – 7/19/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Perhaps no other entrepreneur has done as much as…

Helen Greiner

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Helen Greiner has done more to bring robots into the mainstream of both civilian and military life than perhaps any other entrepreneur. The decidedly energetic 47-year-old is the co-founder of iRobot, which created the PackBot and Talon bomb disposal robots…

Weekly Roundup 7/13/15

The Philippines issued its first commercial drone permit last week. Source: Business World Online

7/6/15 – 7/12/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Max Abrahms, an assistant professor of political science at…

Interview: Max Abrahms

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Max Abrahms is an expert on asymmetric warfare. He specializes in studying the dynamics and motivations of militant organizations and individuals that engage in terrorism. In “Leadership Matters: The Effects of Targeted Killings on Militant Groups Tactics,” a forthcoming paper…

Weekly Roundup 7/6/15

Satellite imagery of Chinese drones at an airbase on Daishan Island. Via: Bellingcat.

6/29/15 – 7/5/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Until the FAA implements comprehensive regulations for the commercial…

The Exemptions Database

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This database has been updated to reflect new exemptions up to June 30, 2015.  By Arthur Holland Michel and Dan Gettinger Until the Federal Aviation Administration implements comprehensive regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft within the U.S. sometime in…

Weekly Roundup 6/29/15

A USDA poster released in May warning hobbyists not to fly near wildfires. Credit: USDA

6/22/15 – 6/28/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone The U.S. Air Force recently reduced the number of…

Training Drone Pilots

Media outlets interview a British MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator during a training mission at Holloman AFB in 2012. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carolyn Herrick/Released

By Dan Gettinger Earlier this year, despite increasing demand for U.S. drones over Iraq and Syria, the Air Force decided to cut the number of drone missions it flies every day. The move is in response to growing concerns within…