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Fire Detecting Drone

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Have a look at this report of a drone made by Carnegie Mellon University's robotics institute.  It navigates a ship's passage ways autonomously before finding and mapping a fire's location.  The report is here.  

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Make sure you fly responsibly

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Focus is growing on drone flying, both for commercial use and for recreation.  With the rapidly increasing numbers of drones and recent high profile incidents, the authorities are starting to focus much more on incidents of unlawful flying. Have a look at this BBC report which addresses this.  

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Alex Momont's Ambulance Drone

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Intriguing view of the near future perhaps?  Mind you i'm not quite sure the tech is really with us yet to ensure the device's "safe" landing in a crowded public environment like a city - lets face it thats where the bulk of the population reside.  So we have a platform - what's its missing is the brains to operate autonomously.  If you want to find out more follow this link to Alex's website.

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Make sure you are aware of where you can and can not fly your UAV

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A man has been arrested for flying his UAV over a recent premier football match.  No one hurt or in danger but the authorities have arrested him on suspicion of breaching the air navigation order.  Have a look at the BBC News site here for the full story. If you are in any doubt over where you can and can't fly then why not have a look at our helpful summary here.

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3D Printed Drones

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  A report in The Engineer reveals that a British research team from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield are pioneering disposable 3D-printed drones.  The idea being that they can be rapidly manufactured to specification then deployed when time is of the essence.

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