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Latest Airborne News
Bombs Away: Intel Drops $60M on China Drone Maker
"At Intel we believe in a smart and connected world." --CEO Brian Krzanich (August 28, 2015)

Get Ahead of Commercial Drone Rules
Airborne robots already have many commercial uses, so don't wait for regulations, writes a drone lawyer. (August 27, 2015)

Spanish Researchers Develop Aerial Robots for Manufacturing
Aerial robots could offer advantages over ground robotics in aircraft factories and logistics facilities -- if payload and navigation can be worked out, says a European team. (August 24, 2015)

The Essential Interview: NASA Researcher Robert Ambrose
Sometimes it is rocket science. See what a senior NASA researcher says is his favorite project and how he worked with GM on Robo-Glove and Robonaut. (August 20, 2015)

Analyst Outlook
SONY Goes Airborne to Scout for $4.2B
SONY sorely needs to hook up with something anywhere and soon to turn a profit. (August 05, 2015)

GE, Boeing Use 3-D Printing for Durable Aircraft Parts
Falling prices, more materials, and greater understanding of the technology's potential value are helping 3-D printing move into manufacturing. (June 23, 2015)

NASA & Verizon Team Up for Drone Tracking
Drone tracking system set to test September 2015. (June 04, 2015)

Rival Drone Companies Race to Fund Startups
Accel and DJI's SkyFund and Airware's Commercial Drone Fund are responses to increasing competition. (May 28, 2015)

Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Consumer drone leader DJI has received investments intended to aid development of industrial applications. (May 07, 2015)

$4.1M Bet on SkyWard to Tame Wild Blue Yonder for Drones
No one wants a Wild West free-for-all in the skies over every major city. (April 30, 2015)

Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
At this year's conference, your intrepid reporter hopes to learn about current challenges and successes of the European robotics industry. (April 24, 2015)

Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
The University of Zurich and SenseFly have designed a system for drone self-stabilization without GPS. (April 15, 2015)

Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Boeing's new robot riveters help ramp up production of 737s from 42 a month to 47 and eventually 52 a month by 2018. (April 03, 2015)

It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
The "micro-filament tether" is used for both power and for communications. (March 29, 2015)

3D Robotics Raises $50M in Series C Round led by Qualcomm Ventures
RBR50 company 3D Robotics has raised $50 million in Series C funding, led by Qualcomm Ventures. 3D Robotics will use the funding for product development, as it will start including technology from Qualcomm Technologies in its drones. (February 26, 2015)



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