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Drone News for Week of 3-11-19

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One South Carolina councilwoman fears drones are helping drug traffic - Cindy Wilson says drones are waking residents while engaging in what she suspects is “nefarious activity” possibly related to drug-trafficking.
Frenchman completes sentence for Myanmar drone flight - A French man sentenced to one month in prison with hard labor for flying a drone in Myanmar completed his term Wednesday, but remained in detention…
IIT-Kanpur’s drone-catcher to keep an eye on PM Modi’s rally venue | india news - The body and blades of the helicopter are made of carbon fibre and it can fly at a speed of 120 kilometres per hour. The sensors and the cameras fitted in the helicopter are based on artificial intelligence module which can detect unauthorised drones or other objects in a specified area.
Alabama tornado devastation seen in drone video, victims ranged in age from 6 to 93 - Search and rescue teams in Alabama are using dogs and heat-detecting drones to search for victims of the deadly tornado that tore through the southeastern part of the state, as new drone video and photos show the scale of the devastation.
Autonomous drones can help search and rescue after disasters - Autonomous drones could cover more ground more quickly, but would only be more effective if they were able on their own to help rescuers identify people in need. At the University of Dayton Vision Lab, we are working on developing systems that can help spot people or animals – especially ones who might be trapped by fallen debris. Our technology mimics the behavior of a human rescuer, looking briefly at wide areas and quickly choosing specific regions to focus in on, to examine more closely.
Dunlap man retrieving drone gets stuck in tree, arrested for intoxication - The Dunlap Police Department says a man who they say was stuck in a tree trying to retrieve an errant drone now faces public intoxication charges.
Fortem Technologies Skydome to Monitor Airspace - A high-tech system will monitor the airspace when the Great Lakes Drone Company launches dozens of LED-toting show drones into the night sky at AOPA’s 2019 Fly-Ins.
Two men arrested near RDP prison after drone spotted by correctional officers - Two men were arrested early Monday morning after correctional officers at the Riviere-des-Prairies detention centre spotted a drone flying over the prison.
Drone use in traffic sparks mixed reactions - everal Chinese cities used drones to monitor traffic, which they believe could improve law enforcement. However, the practice has also raised privacy and safety concerns. Traffic police in many Chinese cities, including Jinan in East China's Shandong Province and Baoji in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, have started to use drones to inspect road conditions, detecting traffic violations and accident site investigations.
Drone delay helped Portsmouth during thrashing of Bradford City - Joe Gallen felt the break for the drone actually helped Pompey during the 5-1 win against Bradford City at Fratton Park.
Klau Geomatics makes a gimbal to mount your Sony camera on DJI drones - Australia-based Klau Geomatics, however, has other ideas. They’ve just released a gimbal for the Inspire 2, M200, M210 and M210V2 drones that lets you mount your Sony camera to take advantage of those large sensors, and get more control over the images you shoot from the air.
No, you can't shoot drones out of the sky! - We all understand protecting yourself and your family, but it is still illegal to shoot drones out of the sky. If you are being harassed, report to the FAA and call the police.
FAA's awful drone app B4UFLY to undergo private sector revamp - So the FAA is looking for a little outside help. Kittyhawk, a commercial drone logistics company, is stepping into the fray with a public-private partnership to redevelop B4UFLY.
Notorious 'drone-modding' gangsters giving away hacked apps that let drones fly over ANY airport - HACKERS are offering software to drone owners who want to bypass “no fly zone” technology. Anyone can easily find these websites in just a few clicks on Google – and then crack their drones to remove vital safety features.
UPD officer proposes on-campus drone usage - University Police Department officer Ronald Dorsey has proposed the use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, on campus to follow other law enforcement agencies in alternative surveillance methods.
Airports scramble to handle drone incidents - Drones have become an increasing nuisance for airports worldwide in recent months, and good solutions to keep them from interfering with flights aren't yet available.
Drone and search dog help find missing man on family farm - A drone and a search dog were used to help find a missing man in Garrard County, Kentucky. Garrard County Emergency Management credits the skills and use of drone technology of the first responders as it made it possible to quickly find the missing person last Monday. Another example of drones involved in search and rescue.
Chico Man Scores $15K in Drone Racing - Some are calling drone racing it the sport of the future. And for one Chico man, it paid off big time


Australia Drone News

Report illegal drone activity - Airshare - To compliment all the under age drinking and illegal bicycle riding apps out in the world a really poor effort from Airshare in New Zealand. You can now report illegal flying adding a picture to your report and pad it out to your hearts content. This will no doubt hinder the emerging NZ commercial drone industry no end. Model aircraft fliers will also bear the brunt of NIMBY neighbors.
Koala-Spotting Drones Outdo Human Experts - Researchers in Australia developed a fast, reliable way to count koalas using drones. By flying unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with infrared imaging, a team from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) can spot marsupials even under the cover of the eucalyptus trees where they live.



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