Expert: Unmanned Aircraft Could Help Solve Growing Demand For Produce

The world’s population has tripled since John Nowatzki was born more than five decades ago, but acres of farmland needed to feed it continues to shrink. The pressure is on for farmers to produce more crops on less land, and unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, may be the tool to help them meet that…
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UND Gets Federal OK To Collect Data With Unmanned Aircraft For Commercial Purposes

UND can now take pictures and video from unmanned aircraft for commercial use, but federal officials aren’t ready to let the school to get into the business of unmanned flight training just yet. The university submitted a petition in August asking the Federal Aviation Administration to grant it permission to collect data using the aircraft,…
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Unmanned Aircraft Research Committee Changes Name To Reflect Evolving Industry

A UND committee tasked with evaluating unmanned aircraft systems research projects has changed its name to give the public a better idea of its evolving role. Upon approval from interim UND President Ed Schafer, the group’s name will no longer be the UAS Research and Compliance Committee but rather the Committee on UAS Research Ethics…
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Test Site, NDSU Receive OK To Fly Midsized Unmanned Aircraft For Research

A 20-foot-long unmanned aircraft has been cleared to take off by the Federal Aviation Administration for an agricultural research project this summer near Hillsboro, N.D. The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced March 4┬áthe Hermes 450 has received approval to fly as part of the project, which is headed by the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft…
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VIDEO: See The Ralph Engelstad Arena Like You’ve Never Seen It Before Via Drone

UND hockey fans are familiar with the sights in and around the Ralph Engelstad Arena, but a local startup has used video taken by an unmanned aircraft, also known as a drone, to allow them to see it from a new perspective. Grand Forks company SkySkopes released a video March 4┬áthat showcases a birds-eye view…
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