Posts tagged drones
Union Point CityScope — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Union Point is seeking to implement a visualization tool - CityScope, developed by MIT Media Lab - that projects data about the city onto a large tangible model, essentially helping multiple stakeholders explore possible futures.

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Union Point Autonomous Drone Technology — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

By leveraging Autonomous Drones for delivery of pharmaceuticals and pick up of diagnostics, this Union Point project will explore a hybrid system that uses a modified vehicle as a drone-port to solve both range and payload challenges.

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Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.

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Here's How Innovation Has Increased Life Expectancy Since 1850 (Infographic)

Chances are, as you read this on your computer, tablet or phone, you're taking for grantedcountless innovations which didn't exist 200 years ago. Now, contemplate that an estimated 105 billion people have walked the planet, with only a tiny 5.5 percent of that number alive today. Think of the unfathomable amount of people who lived and died never having used a toilet, refrigerator or washing machine.

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Louisville seeks FAA approval for pilot program to fly automated drones to gunshot sites

The administration of Mayor Greg Fischer recently submitted an application for the Federal Aviation Administration’s new pilot program for drone innovation, which — if approved — would allow Louisville to become the first city in the country to fly automated drones to locations where a gunshot is detected by its new ShotSpotter technology.

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Research: Global Cost Savings from Smart City Tech Could Hit $5T Annually by 2022

The report, Smart Cities and Cost Savings, studied the potential combined cost-savings for typical smart mega cities – those with at least 10 million inhabitants – in coming years -- Governments stand to save up to $4.95 billion each year from the proliferation of smart city tech.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities P3 coming to Greater Cincinnati — Smart Cincy

On Monday, December 4th, Cincinnati leaders meet with Ohio Department of Transportation, Jobs-Ohio, and The Governor’s Office to discuss deploying autonomous vehicle test locations in Cincinnati and making the region smarter using IoT and connected technologies.

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Take to the skies with Alex Zosel and Yann de Vries at Disrupt Berlin | TechCrunch

Passenger drones could be traversing city skies sooner than you think – German aircraft maker Volocopter recently flew its first autonomous passenger drone tests in Dubai, flying for five minutes at around 650 feet in a trial with no one on board.

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IoT tools for public safety find $4.8 million in Homeland Security funding

Virginia-based nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology will help test and develop emerging technologies like thermal imaging and aerial drones for use by first responders.

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The Army Seeks Internet - of - Battlefied - Things, Distributed Bot Swarms

The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations.

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