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An AT&T drone is now providing cellular service to people in Puerto Rico

AT&T is using an LTE-equipped drone to reconnect some Puerto Ricans who lost wireless service after Hurricane Maria. This obviously isn’t a permanent fix for Puerto Rico, where 48 percent of cell sites are still out of service more than a month … Continue reading

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Niles, Ind., Looks to Drones for Utility Inspections

The city’s use of drones has taken off this year and is set to be propelled further with the purchase of a $40,000 commercial-grade device. The new tiny aircraft — about 10 pounds with four motors and 17-inch propellers — … Continue reading

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UAV-Mounted Laser Helps Detect Gas Leaks in Hurricane Area

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Inc. and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted, laser-based leak detection for emergency response. The remote methane leak detector unmanned aerial vehicle (RMLD-UAV) was deployed to inspect underground … Continue reading

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ULC’s Fixed-Wing, VTOL Drone Designed for Utility Inspections

Last week, ULC Robotics Inc. says its new aerial services division successfully tested its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a fixed-wing, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed for utility inspections. The company says the commercial-grade drone has a … Continue reading

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