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The U.S. and China are still working on details to sign an interim trade agreement, but many disputes remain between the two countries. One of the latest involves drones.

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Travelers are used to occasional schedule disruptions at airports — for reasons ranging from mechanical issues to weather. But over the past week there’s another factor that’s delayed flights at one of Asia’s busiest airports: drones.

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On this edition of Bytemarks Café, Burt will get an update on the latest projects involving unmanned aeiral systems at the University of Hawaiʻi. Also, a discussion about the university's drone boot camp, where participants can learn best practices for flying -- including safety issues and legal guidelines. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, Burt will catch up on the pilot project to establish unmanned aerial vehicle operations in Hawaiʻi. The interest in drones and UAVs continues to grow, for use in disaster recovery, crop surveys, and entertainment. He'll explore Hawaiʻi's drone future.

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This week, Vanuatu started a trial program that uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote areas. An estimated 20 percent of the country’s children go without vaccines because their homes are just too difficult to get to.

The Conversation: Drones

Jun 5, 2018
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Bytemarks Café: The AERo Program

Jul 25, 2017
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Richard Unten / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about a new program called AERo or Aeronautical Engineering and Robotics. Starting in high schools this STEM program is a new take on robotics with a focus on unmanned aerial systems or drones.

Bytemarks Café: Botany Drones

Jul 19, 2017
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Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll find out how drones are being used by botany researchers to find new native plant communities. We'll learn how these unmanned aerial systems with high resolution cameras are able to identify the rarest plants in very remote areas.

Bytemarks Café: Drone Technology Update

Jul 18, 2016
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Robert Elzey / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the popularity of model drones and remote camera systems many are considering the business opportunities. We’ll learn about the latest in commercial unmanned aerial systems use and the agencies that regulate them.

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Alfred Grupstra / Flickr

Asia’s largest aviation show is underway this week in Singapore.  The exhibits feature both civilian and military aircraft, and it’s already turned into a busy marketplace.  HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Bytemarks Café: Drone Operator Certification

Sep 30, 2015
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Today on Bytemarks Café, with the growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles, what are the options for operators to get certified? We’ll find out what it takes to get a commercial license for drone flight and who needs to get this certification.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe:UAV's

Jan 7, 2015

  First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we'll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We'll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it.

Bytemarks Cafe: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Jan 29, 2014

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the geeks turn their attention to the skies and weigh the prospects of unmanned aerial vehicles operating in Hawaii. They’ll discuss the latest advances in drone technology, and the FAA’s recent designation of Hawaii as an official drone testing site.

Japan’s government may be on its way to using military drones for surveillance in the Pacific Ocean. That’s part of the news from a defense paper just issued in Tokyo. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.