by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby

NASA has announced the formation of a partnership with DRONERESPONDERS for the research and development of automated safety processes and procedures that will allow for highly automated aviation response in the national airspace.

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DRONERESPONDERS is a non-profit program made up of specialized teams of experts in fields including aviation, emergency management and public safety, each trained to carry out tasks across the preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery phases of significant events, complex emergencies, and major disasters.

The partnership will see DRONERESPONDERS share its extensive breadth of gathered operational expertise and data with NASA. Working alongside DRONERESPONDERS, NASA’s System-Wide Safety (SWS) researchers will leverage this data in order to develop a safety management system that allows for highly automated flights in…