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Utilities in Europe to use long-distance drones for inspections

European utility companies are looking at using long-distance drones to inspect thousands of miles of grids and pipelines for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year

Drone technology helping utility companies

The power and utilities sector in the US faces numerous challenges as well as being on the verge of a digital revolution. Losses from network outages have been worth $169 billion.

Uber could be offering self-flying drone taxis within a decade

Forget about calling for a self-driving taxi. Uber could be working on passenger-carrying drone technology that could become a reality within a decade, according to an Uber official.

Contractors hired for drone operations an ominous sign

The US Air Force has turned to using contractors to fly drones, according to the Michael S. Schmidt of The New York Times.

Inside the future of drone technology Special

Drone technology traces its roots all the way back to 1849 when they started out as remote controlled airplanes. Major advances have been made since that time, and experts believe that drone usage is about to skyrocket.

Are underwater drones capable of exploring the deep sea?

Some are speculating that drones may soon be able to map the ocean floor. Evidence so far has not been promising after several failed tests to head towards the ocean floor. At the same time drones do represent our best chance to study this frontier.

Op-Ed: Militants could still access a majority of drone video streams

Washington - Even four years after the U.S. military found out that militants were accessing drone feeds, the majority of Predator and Reaper drones still broadcast classified video streams without encryption.

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Robert Loos  the founder of Robotics Today.
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Camclone T21 UAV fitted with CSIRO guidance system used to inspect power lines.
Camclone T21 UAV fitted with CSIRO guidance system used to inspect power lines.

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