Watch this dramatic drone footage of a tornado before disaster strikes

Experienced storm chaser Brian Emfinger had a close shave with a raging tornado a couple of days ago, but his drone wasn’t so lucky.

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Building a Drone Safety Management System: The Four Pillars

A drone safety management system (SMS) is critical to building a culture of safety in the organization.  Safety expert Fred Roggero explains how to develop an effective SMS

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Kroger will begin drone deliveries in Ohio this week

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Kroger, one of America’s biggest grocery chains, is beginning to test a drone-delivery service near Dayton, OH. Starting this week, Kroger will begin testing deliveries near the company’s store in Centerville, Ohio.
“Customer deliveries are scheduled to begin later this spring, and a second pilot is scheduled to launch this summer at a Ralphs store in California,” according to Kroger’s announcement.
The Federal Aviation Administration has permitted commercial use of drones for several years. But until recently, regulations required the drones to be within the line of sight of the operator

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Girl Scout Cookies by Drone: Wing Helps Local Troop Deliver [VIDEO]

Drone logistics and delivery expert Wing helped local troops deliver Girl Scout Cookies by drone this spring. Delivering in Christianburg, VA as part of the FAA Integration Pilot Program and now the BEYOND program, Wing has made extraordinary efforts to work with the community of Christianburg, VA

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Drone Swarms: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

By: Dawn M.K Zoldi The buzz around drone swarms, multiple unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capable of coordinating their actions to accomplish shared objectives, has created a bad image in the minds of many

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Your next box of Thin Mints might be delivered by drone

Alphabet’s Wing stepped in to help a Girl Scout troop in Christiansburg, Virginia sell cookies…by drone. Read more

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Drones for Trash Clean Up in Waterways Could Save the Oceans

A project using drones for trash clean up in Denmark could show the way to saving the oceans from an environmental disaster caused by the massive volume of plastic that pollutes them.  (Part two of a two-part series on the use of drone-captured images and machine-learning software in the cause of cleaning up the environment

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Check out this FPV footage of a drone zipping through the Mall of America

Check out this stunning drone video that takes viewers on an amazing journey through Minnesota’s massive Mall of America.

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The Moorebot Scout is a roving security camera robot that’ll patrol your home

The Scout is a tiny, smart A.I.-powered security drone with four wheels and a camera that automatically patrols your home and yard.

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The utopian future is here: Google can deliver Girl Scout Cookies via drone

The pandemic has made it much more difficult for Girl Scouts to sell their famous cookies in person — so Google brought in some drones to help

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