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First Drone Test Site Ready for Flights
North Dakota has become the first of six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft systems to be cleared for flights. Beginning the week of May 5, 2014, the site will begin agricultural research using the Draganflyer X4-ES quadcopter. (April 22, 2014)

And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force. (April 14, 2014)

Boeing Secretly Tested Assembly Robots
Boeing intends to dramatically change the way the plane’s metal hull is built. (April 09, 2014)

Has Titan Aerospace Two Suitors: Facebook and Google?
Will two behemoth suitors come knocking at Titan’s door? (April 09, 2014)

Facebook Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Ascenta
Facebook has acquired the five-member engineering team at solar-powered drone maker Ascenta to deliver Internet access to unconnected parts of the world. (March 31, 2014)

Australia Invests in Northrop Triton MQ-4C Maritime Drones
Australia has purchased a fleet of Northrop Grumman Triton MQ-4C drones to patrol its oceans and borders. The purchase represents a significant investment in a robotic future for the next generation of patrol aircraft. (March 14, 2014)

KUKA Acquires ALEMA Automation
ALEMA Automation supplies automation solutions to the aviation industry. (March 11, 2014)

Commercial Drones Legal in US, For Now, Judge Rules
A judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled commercial use of small drones in the U.S. is legal, despite efforts by the FAA to ban their use. (March 07, 2014)

AeroVironment Q3 Revenue Soars on Strong Drone Sales
RBR50 company AeroVironment sees fiscal third quarter 2014 revenue increase 47% to $69.2 million, saying the increase is partly due to increased drone sales. (March 04, 2014)

Philae, Robot Probe, to Land on Distant Comet
Key element for understanding the history of the solar system. (January 19, 2014)

Five of the Hottest Bots at CES 2014
It's stiff competition, but we've pulled top contenders from the (very impressive) pack (January 08, 2014)

Honeybee Robotics to Work on Rovers for Moon Mission
Tthe rovers will be used to collect lunar samples from a variety of locations. (January 06, 2014)

Retail Juggernaut Claims National Airspace Next Conquest
Is Bezos onto something good? (January 01, 2014)

First Northrop Grumman NATO AGS Global Hawk in Production
First Northrop Grumman NATO AGS Global Hawk in Production (December 11, 2013)

U.S. Army Orders 36 Micro-Drones from Prioria Robotics
Prioria Robotics scores $4.5 million contract thanks to U.S. Army REF. (November 29, 2013)





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