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CITB to fund “Robots for Roofing” research

This post originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: Five employees from Liverpool based Lacy Roofing will be trained to fly drones.] Liverpool based contractor Lacy Roofing is training staff to fly drones to reduce safety risks on site. The company’s “Robots for Roofing” initiative is being part-funded by the CITB in its latest round of Flexible […]

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CITB funds drone training for roofers

[Editor’s Note: Lacy Roofing is receiving funding to train five staff members to fly drones.] Flying remote-controlled model aircraft might once have been something construction workers did at the weekend for leisure, but now they can receive training in the pursuit for their work. Liverpool-based roofers Lacy Roofing is getting £15,000 from the Construction Industry […]

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Property Drone Consortium Announces UAS Research Initiative

[Editor’s Note: The research will help to increase worker safety in the insurance and roofing industries.] The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises is pleased to announce a new research initiative with Rochester Institute of Technology, a renowned world leader in imaging science. The program will assess […]

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This is How Nepalis are Using Drones for Humanitarian & Environmental Projects

[Editor’s Note: WeRobotics is focused on accelerating the use of robotics to solve humanitarian challenges.] In September 2015, we were invited by our partner Kathmandu University to provide them and other key stakeholders with professional hands-on training to help them scale the positive impact of their humanitarian efforts following the devastating earthquakes. More specifically, our partners were […]

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Kespry Closes $16 Million Series B Round in Fast-Growing Commercial Drone Market

[Editor’s Note: Customers use Kespry’s Automated Drone System to easily collect, analyze and share aerial data.] MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the close of a Series B equity-financing round of $16 million that includes investments from DCM Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. With these funds, Kespry […]

Insurer drones offer a birds eye view of property damages

[Editor’s Note: Drones are being tested or used by Liberty Mutual Insurance, State Farm and American Family Insurance.] WINDSOR, Conn. — The sound of a thousand angry hornets rings off of concrete and metal as the drone rises– 10, 20 and finally 30 feet in the air and over the office building. Its camera eye searches […]

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Property Drone Consortium Announces Charter Members

[Editor’s Note: Charles Mondello, PDC President, mentioned that the research will go beyond inspection and damage detection.] The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises announced its roster of charter members that includes: Allstate Corporation, American Family Insurance, Auto-Owners Insurance, EagleView Technologies, Inc., Erie Insurance and Pilot Catastrophe Services. The […]

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Insurance, construction industries form drone consortium

[Editor’s Note: Early Property Drone Consortium (PDC) members include Allstate Corp and American Family Insurance.] By Patrick C. Miller | April 14, 2016 The Property Drone Consortium was formed as a collaboration between insurance companies, the construction industry and supporting businesses. A new collaboration between insurance carriers, the construction industry and their supporting businesses has been formed […]

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Here’s how drones are going to transform the insurance industry

This post originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: Costs associated with property review and damage assessment can be reduced by using drones.] The popularity, use and sophistication of the UAS is increasing at a rapid pace with little compliance or oversight. For example, the manned aircraft industry is subject to standardized design specifications to ensure safe […]

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Drones in the Canadian Roofing Industry

This article originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: Wade Ewen, a geographic information systems specialist at Cenovus Energy, sees drones as a great tool for capturing data in a faster and safer way.] Michael H. Cohen, president of Toronto-based drone operator Industrial SkyWorks, says that in the past, inspecting roofs for heat loss meant climbing up […]

State Farm will use drones to inspect roofs

This post originally appeared on [Editor’s Note: In addition to inspecting roofs, the drones will also be used for renewals, catastrophe damage and in claims handling.] The Federal Aviation Administration has given State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. permission to use drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, to inspect customers’ roofs. State Farm was one of […]