Study Stories November 28, 2017

On November 14th, 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration publicly released a database with non-identifiable information of every drone registration up to October 31, 2017. Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel at the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College have published a preliminary but detailed analysis of the FAA registration information. They confirm some things that we already knew, such as DJI being the undisputed leader in the drone market as well as some surprising insights. The information released by the FAA shows registrations geographically for both hobbyist and non-hobbyist segments of the drone market.

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Study Stories October 6, 2017

Pretty badly, actually. But it depends on many different factors such as; the mass of the drone, the speed of the drone at the moment of impact, the type of accident (fall-out-of-the-sky vs. fly-into) and the design of the drone. Recently the researchers at the Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) test sites, completed a study about the kind of injuries a person might sustain from a drone collision.

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