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Old MacDonald Had A Drone

June 21, 2017

In the past few years, drones have taken over the world, but they are far from toys, or a flash in the pan.

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Automated Vehicles Symposium 2017

June 21, 2017

The Automated Vehicles Symposium is the largest gathering of professionals involved with making automated vehicles a reality

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Boeing Will Test Self-Flying Planes

June 20, 2017

Airplanes can already take off, cruise and land using onboard computers, but can they fly without the human touch? That’s what the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will find out as...

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Drone Entrepreneurs Take Flight as Costs Fall and Money-Making Rises

June 17, 2017

There's never been a better time to go droning.

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NUAIR Interim President & CEO Speaking at South Carolina Aerospace Conference & Expo

June 16, 2017

AUGUST 29TH – 31ST | Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center | Columbia, SC 

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Sky Full of Opportunities

June 14, 2017

Alpena Legislators view the Alpena Community College drone program in action and lead instructor Brian Dawson, media technician Gary Hollingsworth and Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium CEO Jim Makowske were...

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Apply Now for the Worlds’s Largest Business Accelerator Competition for Unmanned Systems

June 14, 2017

Step 1 of the application is easy and gets you one step closer to the $1 Million grand prize! 

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Growing a Startup in Syracuse

June 14, 2017

Join us to hear the startup success story of local entrepreneur Mac Cummings, CEO and Cofounder of Terakeet, including insight on getting started, raising capital, managing growth and adopting to...

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New York UAS Start-Ups Flourish from Business Accelerator Program

June 14, 2017

Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) start-ups from round one of GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program in New York State, have marked a significant milestone in their growth cycles with the...

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Indoor Show Drones Make History on Broadway

June 14, 2017

Over the past year, 398 audiences of up to 2,000 people witnessed an octet of colorful lampshades perform an airborne choreography during Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway show Paramour, which ran until April 20th.

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Audi Performs First Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration in New York State

June 14, 2017

Using Audi’s Highway Pilot technology, the vehicle, which was occupied by two trained engineers who monitored the system and made sure that everything transpired safely, drove autonomously for approximately 6.1...

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These Drones Could Save Your Life Faster Than an Ambulance

June 13, 2017

Drones are increasingly being tested or used in a variety of settings, including to deliver retail goods to consumers in remote areas, search for lost hikers and help police monitor...

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WWE Teams Up With Formula 1 Owner to Back Drone Racing League

June 13, 2017

The New York-based sports company, which officially launched in January 2016,amassed more than $20 million in venture capital funding as part of a Series B round.

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China Launches Drone Swarm of 119 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

June 11, 2017

The 119 drones performed catapult-assisted take-offs and formations in the sky.

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Traffic Jam in the Skies: NASA Updates UTM Effort

June 10, 2017

There could be 7 million UAS vehicles flying in U.S. airspace by the year 2020, according to the FAA.

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NASA Making Strides at Central New York FAA Test Site

June 8, 2017

First time pilots will be flying four unmanned aircrafts out of their sight, whose paths could cross, at the same time.

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Blood from the Sky: Zipline’s Ambitious Medical Drone Delivery in Africa

June 8, 2017

In Rwanda, an early commercial test of unmanned aerial vehicles cuts a medical facility’s time to procure blood from four hours to 15 minutes.

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First-Of-Its Kind Drone Test Near Syracuse A 'Success'

June 8, 2017

NASA participated in a drone demonstration Wednesday at the Griffiss International Airport, which those involved in the test say was a milestone for their work and the future of the...

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Drone demonstration at Griffiss International Airport

June 8, 2017

Pilot Chuck Hereth of Sherrill operates one of the four drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles or platforms, that were flying simultaneously during a demonstration at Griffiss International Airport on Wednesday.

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Drone Testing With NASA At Griffiss International Airport Reaches New Milestone

June 7, 2017

Cutting-edge drone testing is continuing at Griffiss International Airport in Rome.

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Drone Demonstration Shows Progress of Griffiss Research

June 7, 2017

Drone pilots at Griffiss International Airport flew four drones simultaneously for the first time Wednesday as part of NASA’s national campaign to further test and refine its unmanned aircraft systems...

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NASA Explains UAS Operation at New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport

June 6, 2017

In the next few years, millions of drones may be regularly flying over U.S. skies. We’re working with the Federal Aviation Administration and industry partners on developing a system for managing...

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GENIUS NY Teams Hire in New York State

June 6, 2017

3 Teams Already Hiring Full-Time Employees | Since relocating their early stage startups to The Tech Garden in January, the six GENIUS NY finalists have been gaining traction on improving their...

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Former CEO and President of AUVSI meeting with GENIUS NY teams

June 6, 2017

Michael Toscano, former President and CEO for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is making a trip to Syracuse to meet with the GENIUS NY teams. Toscano will...

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Engineers Design Drones That Can Stay Aloft For Five Days

June 6, 2017

New design could provide communication support in disaster zones

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NASA Research Surge Could Bring Drones, Autonomous Technology to Cities Faster

June 6, 2017

The public and regulators alike are worried about the safety and reliability of technology like self-driving cars. Potential breakthroughs from the federal aerospace body could advance the industry.

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Drone Manufacturer Sets its Sights on the Northeast

June 5, 2017

Drone USA Inc., a New York City-based developer and manufacturer of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, is considering manufacturing both its Shadow and Cyclops police drones in...

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Cutting-Edge Drone Port Could Be the Future of the Shopping Mall

June 5, 2017

As malls shutter across the country, one architecture firm has plans to salvage brick-and-mortar shopping centers by turning them into drone ports.

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Why High-End Drones Are Half the Price They Were a Year Ago

June 2, 2017

The Consumer Technology Association projects drone sales will cross the $1 billion mark in 2017, Business Insider reported, while research group Gartner estimated global personal drone sales would grow from $1.7 billion to...

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Audi's Historical First Driverless Test in New York

June 1, 2017

In June, Audi of America will become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in the state of New York, when the company begins testing the technology in Albany on...

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Two CNY Airports Receiving Federal Dollars For Projects

June 1, 2017

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is receiving $1,260,000 dollars for the Syracuse Hancock Airport and Oneida County is getting $256,581 for Griffiss International Airport's runway.

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Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $17 Million For Upstate Airports

May 31, 2017

Over $17 million in federal funding is headed to airports across Upstate New York for 36 critical infrastructure projects.

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MIT Developed an Algorithm That Makes Drones More Agile at High Speeds

May 27, 2017

In order for autonomous drones to become more prevalent, they need to get better at dodging obstacles at high speeds.

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Lockheed Launches a Flying Drone From a Swimming Drone

May 26, 2017

The Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle was able to launch a Vector Hawk, a small aerial drone, from the surface of the Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. 

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Special Edition of The Business Journals NEXTGEN II

May 25, 2017

Central New York and the Mohawk Valley hold great potential for the emerging drone industry through a collaborate effort to seize business opportunities and advance the future of aviation in...

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UPCOMING | NASA UAS Technology Capability Level 2 Demo & Test

May 25, 2017

ROME, NY (5/23/17) - Pilots from the NUAIR Alliance test unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in preparation for an upcoming Technology Capability Level (TCL) flight test demonstration in conjunction with NASA...

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FAA Gets Case Study With Drone Crash Inside MLB Stadium

May 25, 2017

The MLB itself prohibits anyone from flying drones over a stadium without prior approval. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration restricts flight of any aircraft (including drones) below 3,000 feet within a three-mile...

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Unifly to Provide a UTM System to the US Drone Aerospace

May 25, 2017

As a partner in the NUAIR alliance, the New York based coalition of over 100 companies who collaborate in UAS test ranges along the East Coast, Unifly thinks expanding its...

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Drone Advocates Push for Automated Package Delivery

May 24, 2017

Companies are preparing to deliver packages to customers by drone or robot, industry representatives told a congressional subcommittee.

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Drone Helps Rescue Dog in New York That Fell Down Gorge

May 24, 2017

History made using a drone to locate and help save a life, canine or human, for the first time in the park’s 110-year history.