This week’s news includes drones watching protests, hiking trails and storms; drone wings modeled on those of bats; Arizona’s progress on establishing drone rules; and other recent developments in UAV regulations and usage around the globe.
- The British Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) looks to bats for a wing design that allows it to adapt to conditions it encounters. (Matt Burgess, WiredUK)
- Researchers are working on devices to take down errant drones. (Alan Levin, Claims Journal)
- TechFreedom sues the FAA over its rules requiring users pay a fee and register their devices. (Keith Laing, The Hill)
- The Arizona Senate approved statewide rules on drones. (Travis Arbon, azdailysun.com)
- FAA reauthorization could spur UAS development. (Luke Geiver, UAS Magazine)
- Singapore will be a launch pad for UAS testing. (Aircargonews.net)
- Swiss researchers have trained drones to spot trails (better than humans). (Tom Brant, PC Magazine)