‘Now I’ve got a great New York story’: Texas tourist who crashed drone into 7 World Trade Center

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A 22-year-old videographer and financial trader from Texas could never have guessed that he would be spending day two of his New York vacation with the FBI and New York Police Department’s counterterrorism unit. But that’s what happens when you accidentally fly a drone into the 7 World Trade Center building.

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Drones can now autonomously control swinging loads

Researchers from the Agile Robotics and Perception Lab (ARPL) at New York University (NYU) have developed a way for drones to control swinging loads. The system essentially works by estimating the payload location and adjusting accordingly to stop the swinging motion.

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Airspace Link is delivering COVID-19 test kits to its New York lab

Airspace Link has been delivering COVID-19 test kits from hospitals to a lab to speed up testing turnaround times since mid-January. The company has been working with DroneUp and the University of New York (SUNY) to make it happen.

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Drones used to locate methane spilling oil and gas wells in NY

Drones are now being used to detect and locate abandoned oil and gas wells that are spilling methane into the environment in New York (NY). The drones are equipped with methane detectors that allow for the wells’ location to be estimated before a team goes in.

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Israeli drone company makes move to open US control center

Israeli drone company Blue White Robotics is planning to open a control center in the US at the Technology Garden accelerator in Syracuse, New York.

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Geopipe receives $1 million from the GENIUS NY program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Geopipe as the winner of the GENIUS NY program with a grand prize of $1 million to create 3D models using drones. BotsAndUs, Droneseed, Eget Liber, and Skyy Network all received $500,000.

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