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Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) debuted its “gita” robot this week, which can follow people around carrying up to 40 pounds of stuff, from gym bags to computer tablets to groceries. The gita is operated with simple push-button controls. It senses its operator and follows in sync with the operator up to six mph. The gita can scale inclines of up to 16%, and operates on hard paths, floors and sidewalks (not snow, sand, mud or tall grass).

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DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program created to unite aerial first responders, emergency managers, and search and rescue specialists under a unified organization to help learn, train, and test with one another with the ultimate objective of maximizing drone operations for public safety.

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An anonymous tipster notified us that two full-scale electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) prototypes were spotted in a test environment. The nearly all-black airframe in one photo shows a freighter design with no wheels but skids as fixed landing gear. This appears to be an unmanned cargo hauler with six hover rotors and one cruise prop.

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The new hydrone Griflion H features a record-breaking 15-hour maximum flight time. Powered by a Micromulticopter (MMC)-developed hydrogen fuel cell with a max hydrogen storage capacity of 27L, the vehicle can fly for 10 hours with a 3 kg payload.

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On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Major General Poss (ret), USAF, published an open letter to the new FAA Administrator with suggestions for optimizing the business growth of the Drone industry. General Poss is a leading expert on UAS and is CEO of ISR Ideas, an intelligence, unmanned systems and cyber warfare consulting company. Owing to the letter’s length, portions are excerpted, here.

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