By Ishveena Singh- Aug. 31st 2022
American Robotics has been granted a new exemption by the FAA which enables the company to not only operate its autonomous Scout drone system for research, development, crew training, and market surveys, but also for full-scale commercial operations.
This new approval comes on the heels of another recent waiver which allowed for fully-automated beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations at ranges of up to 10 miles. That waiver enabled American Robotics Scout drones to operate over larger areas with the ability to customize range based on site geographies.
The company is quick to point out that these critical updates from the FAA signal a shift to a greater emphasis on the implementation of autonomous drone operations nationwide. It’s also worth noting that the new exemption is American Robotics’ fourth milestone approval in less than two years.