Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Future of Hobbyist and Commercial Drones: An Interview with Dr. Kam Leang

Dr. Kam Leang is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah where he is the director of the University’s Design, Automation, Robotics, and Control Lab (DARC Lab.) Here, he answers seven questions about the hobbyist and potential commercial uses of small unmanned aerial systems, or drones, and addresses the technical and […]

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Drones and Privacy: An Interview with Professor Randy Dryer

Randy Dryer is a lawyer and professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. I recently had the opportunity to speak with him about the implications of drones for privacy rights. Zeke Peterson: How does your work give you a unique perspective on issues involving drones? Randy Dryer: I […]

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Drone Research at the University of Utah: An Interview with Daman Bareiss

Here at the University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering, a group of graduate students led by Dr. Kam K. Leang have been working in a research team dubbed the DARC (Design, Automation, Robotics & Control) Laboratory. There, the team works on design for remotely controlled aircraft and development of intelligent autonomous systems intended to improve navigation […]

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With Cameras Come Consequences

A small little drone is not very intimidating if you just look at the craft itself. For five hundred dollars you can get a drone that can be carried around in a case smaller than a seven inch tablet and  still carry a GoPro. While terrorist usage of drones is a concern, most people are […]

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The Future of Autonomous Drones: An Interview with Syed Waqar Azeem

Syed Waqar Azeem, an employee for the Department of Homeland Security and graduate of George Washington University, recently agreed to be interviewed, via email, about his paper, “Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Technology Warning Assessment,” which can be seen here. The questions below stem from the material found in his paper. Greyson Harness: The paper that you […]

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