Weekly Roundup 5/30/16

An MQ-9 Reaper flies at the first ever air show at Cannon Air Base, NM. Cannon is home to the Air Force Special Operations Command's drone operations. Credit: Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez / US Air Force

5/23/16 – 5/29/16 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 As more commercial drone users take to the…

Interview: On Drones and Insurance

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As regulators open the skies to commercial drone use, insurance companies are starting to take notice. The demand for insurance policies that cover drone operations is expanding significantly. Commercial entities that fly drones want their new aerial assets to be…

Weekly Roundup 5/23/16

Registered drone users in the United States. Credit: AirMap.

5/16/16 – 5/22/16 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 Are drones a revolutionary technology? What exactly do…

The Drone Revolutions

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By Arthur Holland Michel The Drone Revolutions was an advanced undergraduate seminar organized by the Center for the Study of the Drone, taught in the Human Rights Program at Bard College during the Spring 2016 semester. The class was led…

Weekly Roundup 5/16/16

An Air Force Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels an MQ-9 Reaper during Exercise Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field, FL on May 9, 2016. Credit: Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe / USAF

5/9/16 – 5/15/16 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 Companies that offer a range of end-to-end drone…

Interview: Thomas Finsterbusch

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Thomas Finsterbusch wants to provide customers with all of the benefits of drones minus the hassle of actually flying them. Finsterbusch is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Cape Productions, Inc., which provides action sports with drone video filming…

Weekly Roundup 5/9/16

AUVSI's Xponential conference took place in New Orleans last week. Credit: Dan Gettinger

5/2/16 – 5/8/16 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 On May 7, the Academy of Model Aeronautics…

Visiting DC Drone Day

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By Dan Gettinger On May 7, 2016, a group of model aircraft hobbyists gathered at Walt Good Field in Boyds, Maryland to celebrate the D.C. Drone Day. The small airfield, situated some 22 miles outside of Washington, D.C., where rows…

Weekly Roundup 5/2/16

Paul Trillo's "Chromacity."

4/25/16 – 5/1/16 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 From April 11 to 15, the United Nations…

More of the Same: The UN Debate on Lethal Robots

UN CCW meeting. Credit: UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

By Kelley Sayler From April 11 to 15, representatives from 95 states and numerous non-governmental organizations gathered in Geneva for the third UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons’ Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS). As outlined by…

Interview: Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood with Phoebe Fox and Aaron Paul. Credit: Keith Bernstein/Bleecker Street

Gavin Hood is an actor, writer and director. His films include Tsotsi, the winner of Best Foreign Film at the 2006 Academy Awards, Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Ender’s Game. His most recent film, Eye in the Sky, follows the…