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2,500 applicants sign up for drone experiments

The city of Seattle, King County, Boeing, KING 5 and Tukwila’s police department are among more than 2,500 organizations and individuals who have registered their interest in experiments that could lead to routine drone deliveries, aerial night patrols and other … Continue reading

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Why Amazon patented a self-destruct drone

Most inventors look for ways to make their machines more robust, but Amazon has won a patent for delivery drones that fall apart more easily. Why? For safety reasons. The patent application, filed last year and published last week, lays out … Continue reading

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DroneSeed raises cash to plant trees with drones

Seattle-based DroneSeed has raised more than $5 million in funding for a venture that uses drones to plant trees and sustain them from the air, according to documents filed this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Nov. 16 filing says 19 investors … Continue reading

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FAA lays out process for drone progress

The Federal Aviation Administration today followed up on a White House mandate to speed progress toward drone deliveries by laying out a streamlined plan for approving more advanced operations. Many of those operational features — such as flying beyond a drone operator’s … Continue reading

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WiBotic unveils wireless charging pad for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The two new products are part of the University of Washington spinout’s strategy to provide a system … Continue reading

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Passenger Drone joins race to market flying cars

“Taking autonomous to the sky: You knew it was coming.” Swiss-based Passenger Drone is following up on the tag line from one of its videosby declaring that its autonomous flying machine is indeed taking people into the sky on test flights. The car-sized, … Continue reading

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Medical drone delivery spreads to Tanzania

While Amazon continues testing drone delivery systems for popcorn and other consumer goods, a startup called Zipline is expanding its fully operational medical drone delivery system from Rwanda to Tanzania to serve a desperate global health need. Among the effort’s backers is the … Continue reading

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