By Robotics 24/7 Staff · July 5, 2021
American Robotics Inc. was the first company to receive authorization from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for autonomous drone operations with no humans on site. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company last week said it will join the FAA's rulemaking committee to advance beyond visual line-of-sight, or BVLOS, drone flights. The committee will provide recommendations for regulations to normalize safe, viable, and scalable BVLOS operations to support the $100 billion commercial drone industry.
“American Robotics is excited to participate in pushing forward BVLOS regulations alongside the FAA to develop safe integration of UAS [unmanned aerial systems] into our National Airspace System,” said Reese Mozer, co-founder and CEO of American Robotics. “Our groundbreaking FAA approval in January 2021 was an important and significant step forward for the commercial drone community as a whole.”
Source: Robotics 24/7