April’s Drone Biz Event To Feature Botlink

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Staff from Botlink, a regional drone service provider, will present at the monthly Drone Biz luncheon set for April 13. The event will feature CEO Teri Zimmerman and Chief Strategy Officer Alex Kube, who will discuss the work of Botlink. Botlink is a cloud-based operations platform that links drones to industry users…
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FBI Investigating DAPL Protester’s Use Of Drone

Via the Smoking Gun: A Dakota Access Pipeline opponent whose drone was shot at by police over the North Dakota protest site is being investigated by the FBI for flying the small aerial vehicle too close to helicopters being used by law enforcement to monitor protesters, records show. Federal investigators recently secured a search warrant…
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Taking Root: Drone Research Into Ag Applications Advancing At NDSU

BISMARCK, N.D. — As tiny sprouts begin peeking through North Dakota soils this spring, it’s very likely some will be monitored from the air as agricultural drone research advances in the state. Behind much of that effort is North Dakota State University, where researchers have spent years working with drones, also known as unmanned aircraft…
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ND Researchers Developing Sensor That Drops From Drone To Locate Disaster Victims Through Rubble

FARGO, N.D. — The future of search and rescue operations may lie with a small sensor dropped from a drone that emits radar capable of detecting movement under collapsed structures. That’s the hope of researchers at North Dakota State University, who are building prototypes of the sensor in partnership with Cyclops Technologies, a drone company…
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Drones Taking Larger Role In North Dakota, Minnesota Ag Industries

Story by Mikkel Pates Agweek FARGO, N.D. — The question is no longer when, it’s how, the experts say. Adoption of drones for precision agriculture applications has sky-is-the-limit potential, even as the learning curves and economics bring it back to earth. Matt Henry, mission manager for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, a…
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