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Impossible Aerospace US-1 Makes Public Safety Debut in Calif…

A tense, 11-hour long stand-off between a suspect and police offers at a Denny’s restaurant in Cambell, California was brought to a peaceful end earlier this month, with help from an Impossible Aerospace US-1 drone. The US-1 was launched by Impossible Aerospace in September 2018. We haven’t heard much since but …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Azur Drones and How they Received the O…

Azur Drones has just announced that they have received the first authorization for Autonomous flight in France.  Started in 2012, Azur makes automated surveillance drones for a variety of applications – and with automation one of the top new technologies in the drone industry, the company is poised to make …

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Drones and Firefighting – Advice From the Pros in FLIR’s Jan…

In addition to being the world’s leading provider of thermal imaging solutions, FLIR offers one of the most comprehensive libraries of resources for commercial drone operators available.  From two seasons of the FLIR DELTA series – “street truth” for drone operators on topics covering a wide range of commercial applications …

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California: Drones Stitch Helpful Aerial Maps in Wake of Dea…

While California’s Camp Fire has earned the infamous title of costliest world disaster of 2018, the aftermath could have been worse, say fire experts, had it not been for drones. The series of wildfires claimed more than 80 lives and destroyed thousands of buildings across Butte County. However, thanks to …

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Police in Central London Run a Facial Recognition Trial. Are…

The Metropolitan Police of London have announced that they are inviting people to take part in testing technology that would automate the process of facial recognition rather than testing it covertly.  The trials will be held near Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square on Monday and Tuesday during the busy …

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NYPD Drone Program Takes To The Skies

New York Police Department chief Terence Monahan has announced the NYPD’s adoption of drone technology. At a press event yesterday, the NYPD unveiled a fleet of 14 drones made up of models from DJI, including the Matrice, the Mavic and the Inspire series. Three scenarios in which drones could make a …

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Can Drone Images Be Used to Identify People? Probably Not, U…

It’s a common science fiction theme that drones and other means of surveillance may someday be used to track individuals, using AI and teams of government officials to identify people from aerial images.  There’s no need to get nervous yet, though – a paper published by two UK-based researchers says …

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Hoverfly Launches Brawny Security Drone Solution

At the recent GSX conference in Las Vegas, tether-drone firm Hoverfly Technologies unveiled the LIVESKY SENTRY UAV solution aimed at the security sector. The company describes the system as a “multiplier to augment labor costs by allowing control of multiple tethered drones from a single security operations center.” “We listened …

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Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain t…

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this …

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Telstra Labs Seeks to Harness the Power of the Drone Swarm f…

The Australian based Telecommunications giant Telstra is trialing new drone technologies to help in disaster management scenarios. If you are not familiar with them,  Telstra currently has over 35,000 employees and does business in over 15 countries.  Telstra now joins a number of telecommunications companies including Verizon that are getting …

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