Category: UAVs

New UK drone restrictions start today #Drones #Quadcopters

Camera drones must stay at least 150 feet away from people All drones weighing more than 250g must be registered with the government All drone pilots must pass a drone safety test before allowed to fly Drone pilots must use “safety apps” to plan their flights “Recreational drone users must: Always keep the drone within sight Keep 500 ft away from crowds and/or built up areas, if your drone is equipped...

“Drones” and telepresence for the mobility limited

Last night I thought of a novel application for “drones”. (“Drone” is a bad word – R/C aircraft, UAV or remotely piloted model aircraft are all benign and accurate terms and have been used to describe civilian applications for a long time.) Some of the new R/C n-copters (quad, hex or octo-copters) have very advanced flight control systems that simplify flying and provide safety features (like automatic return in case of loss...