Underwater drone with explosives’ spotted near Baltic Nord Stream pipeline

An unmanned military underwater vehicle rigged with explosives was spotted on the seabed in the vicinity of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltics on Friday, Swedish media report. The device is expected to be disarmed on November 9. An abandoned expendable remotely-operated mine clearance underwater vehicle allegedly with explosives onboard has been detected […]

Hivemapper announces $3 million in seed financing; releases public beta of 3D maps for drones

Hivemapper recently announced a seed round of $3 million led by Spark Capital, with additional investors that include Harrison Metal, Google Ventures, Homebrew Capital, and Founder Collective. They also publicly released beta of the Hivemapper app for Android. The Hivemapper’s 3D map application delivers a realtime, information rich experience to drone fliers. The app provides […]

Drone Registration Task Force, Day 1

The FAA’s Drone Registration Task Force met for the first time yesterday.  FAA administrator Michael Huerta opened the meeting with a prepared statement reiterating the task force’s goals and objectives, reminding the group of current regulations and processes, and setting the stage for the force to begin deliberations about a streamlined drone registration process. http://dronelife.com/2015/11/04/drone-registration-task-force-day-1/ Dr. […]