Imagine living on a remote German island in the North Sea. When you need medicine, an autonomous drone flies more than seven miles from the Continent to deliver it. This is not some futurist scene based on rosy projections. It is happening now. Smith School professors Oliver Schlake and Hank Lucas share other commercial applications of drone technology.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to discuss market volatility with Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of the Center for Financial Policy.
A Brooklyn school teacher got five days of community service after he crashed a drone at the U.S. Open last month. No one was injured, but U.S. aviation officials have seen enough. Citing an increase in “close calls,” the FAA announced plans on Tuesday to require registration of recreational drones. Matt Scassero, director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site at UMD's Clark School of Engineering, talks about
Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ stock dive “is a gross overreaction in the market caused by charges thus far that are unsubstantiated and denied by Valeant," says Smith School finance professor David Kass, a long-time observer of Valeant stock and former health economist for the Federal Trade Commission. Read more...