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Auterion Raises USD 10 Million to Disrupt the Drone (UAV) Industry

/18th September 2018, Marianne Lucien/ Auterion, the world’s largest open-source drone software company, announced USD 10 million in seed funding earlier this month. Founded just over a year ago by ETH Zurich Alumni, Lorenz Meier and Kevin Sartori. Auterion’s seed round surpasses the current European average of 1.17 million (Venture Beat). It even tops the latest Silicon Valley average seed round of 6.3 million (Tech Crunch).
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New EU Aviation Safety Rules Displace Germany’s Recent Drone (UAV) Regulation

/13th September 2018, Stefan Tasevski, DroneBelow/ Germany has always been one of the most forward-thinking countries when it comes to revolutionary technology. The country where some of the finest and most premium car makers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche are based has recently been under pressure to change its law for another type of technology – drones and unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs).
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Insurance for Commercial UAS Operations: Demystifying UAS Insurance Coverage

/28th June 2018, Joe Ernster/ When first starting out as a commercial UAV operator, many business owners and pilots do not know where to begin to locate an insurance provider. Many “standard” insurance companies do not insure, and may specifically exclude, UAS from their policies. In order to properly insure your commercial UAV operations, the best organizations to contact are aviation specific insurance companies.
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Cyberhawk Completes First Inspection in South America

/23rd May 2018, Cyberhawk/ Cyberhawk’s team was approached to conduct a close visual inspection (CVI) of an elevated flare stack at an onshore refinery in South America. Prior to their UAV inspection (which was required because the flare was not burning correctly) an initial inspection of the flare stack had taken place with a ground camera and it was deemed that the entire flare tip should be replaced.
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Airobotics Partners Exclusively with RockBlast to Bring Automated Drones to Chile

/1st May 2018, Airobotics/ An Israeli leader in automated drone technology, Airobotics announced today the beginning of an exclusive distribution partnership with engineering company RockBlast to allow Chilean mining companies to utilize the advanced Airobotics system at mining sites. In the permanent search for new technologies, RockBlast became the first company to introduce a fully autonomous drone system into South America to enhance and improve the mining industry.
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Spain Presented Strategic Plan for the Development of the Civil Drone (UAV) Sector for the 2018-2021

/4th April 2018, HEMAV/ Almost three months after the approval of the new drone law, the Spanish Minister for Public Works and Transport, Íñigo de la Serna, presented on March 19 the Strategic Plan for the Development of the Civil Drone Sector for the 2018-2021 period, with a cross- and multidisciplinary approach, which places special emphasis on innovation and technological development.
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Comparing Terrestrial Laser Scanning and UAV Structure from Motion to Assess Top of Canopy Structure in Tropical Forests

/28th May 2018, The Royal Society Publishing by Sabina Roşca, Juha Suomalainen, Harm Bartholomeus, Martin Herold/ Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with digital cameras have attracted much attention from the forestry community as potential tools for forest inventories and forest monitoring. This research fills a knowledge gap about the viability and dissimilarities of using these technologies for measuring the top of canopy structure in tropical forests. In an empirical study with data acquired in a Guyanese tropical forest, we assessed the differences between top of canopy models (TCMs) derived from TLS measurements and from UAV imagery, processed using structure from motion.
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Drones (UAVs) for Agricultural Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture

/24th April 2018, International Journal of Remote Sensing by E. Raymond Hunt Jr. & Craig S. T. Daughtry/ Agricultural sustainability describes farmer practices and governmental policies that prevent degradation of the environment, maintain farmer and rural livelihoods, and increase agricultural production for the growing global human population. Remote sensing from unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) was expected to be an important new technology to assist farmers with precision agriculture, especially crop nutrient management.
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