A collaborative, student-driven site devoted to the aggregation and exploration of drones and emerging drone innovation.

As part of a two-part course at The University of Utah, students from the Honors College and Department of Communication team up here to discuss salient drone news, both foreign and domestic. We invite you to join us.

Drone Fear and the FAA Ban on Model Aircraft Near Stadiums

On October 27, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) that bans the use of “unmanned aircraft and remote controlled aircraft” near stadiums. The move comes in the wake of a number of reports worldwide, including within the United States, of “drone” use at sporting events. Though these incidents […]

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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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Weekly News Digest For October 26, 2014

Drone deliberately flown at plane above Essex sparking terror fears Published October 25, 2014 The UK Airprox board is worried that an ATR72 turbo-prop airplane’s near crash with a quadcopter is just the beginning. The plane was coming in to land at 1,500ft when the pilot saw a quadcopter flying along the edge of the […]

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