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Help Wanted: Skilled Drone Pilots

Online and newspaper "Help Wanted" ads are likely to include a new kind of job listing in the near future: skilled drone pilots ready for immediate work on solar panel farms, fire stations, and even at old folks homes....more


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Drones Over Tokyo? There’ll Be Nowhere to Hide

The next buzz among Tokyoites may not be the latest cell phone app or chic fashion trend, but the sound of an overhead drone on the prowl....more


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Training Japan's Aviators in War & Peace

From training fighter pilots to drone operators, Japan Aviation Academy (JAA) is moving to keep pace with the needs of the times.

Japan Press Network met officials of one of Japan's oldest pilot training schools at the first annual Japan Drone 2016 expo held at Makuhari Messe, northeast of Tokyo, on March 24-26. The summit welcomed 118 exhibitors and over 8,000 guests....more

 
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Wall Walking Drones: The Indoor Inspectors

A Skywalker may have lived in a distant fictional galaxy a long time ago, but for drones on Earth today “wall walking” is just now coming into its own....more


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Taiwan Drones ‘Scan’ Japan for an Opening

Just as Chinese warplanes have been testing Japan in the skies over the South Pacific, it now looks like Taiwanese drones are getting set to test Japan, too – for an opportunity....more


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Motion Sensors Go 'Mini' For Drone Use

Ambitious drone operators will soon be able to get their hands on high-tech goodies that only full-size aircraft pilots have been able to enjoy....more

 


 


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Satellite Software 'Descends' to Drone Altitude

“We catered exclusively to governments and militaries in the beginning, since the volume of data is so dense – 250 megapixels per frame and up." -- Philippe Simard.

Simactive

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New Drones are Taking Off -- Vertically and Horizontally

"It would be great if Japanese bandwidth rules could be relaxed to the point where agricultural needs and the manpower shortage could be addressed at the same time with drones." -- Yeni Ye


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Drones Over Tokyo? There’ll Be Nowhere to Hide

“The popular conception of drones typically sees them as tools of the military, but there is huge potential for peaceful applications.” – Joseph Song

General Atomics

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Motion Sensors Go 'Mini' For Drone Use

"Drones are already being considered for a variety of difficult missions, requiring ever more sophisticated sensors and other gear to do their jobs." -- Kazuya Sumida

TKK

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Wall Walking Drones: The Indoor Inspectors

“A lot of Japan’s modern public infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, and schoolhouses -- were built in the 1960s and 70s and are coming due for more routine inspections as they age.” -- Toshihiko Ito


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Training Japan's Aviators in War & Peace

"The industry needs drone pilots, but it also needs training in basic safety. It’s critical that we do both." -- Koichi Mizuno

Japan Aviation Academy (JAA)



 
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