Christy Clark frustrated after drone forces BC fire-fighting crews to ground

Christy Clark frustrated after drone forces BC fire-fighting crews to ground

by OLIVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s already a life and death situation — this sure doesn’t help. Our premier is among those expressing frustration after a drone interfered with the battle against wildfires in the BC Interior yet again. Christy Clark was touring the front-lines in Oliver yesterday. The latest close call grounded fire crews for about five hours. The drone flew near the Testalinden Creek fire shortly before 1 […]

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Can drones be alternative to police helicopters

Can drones be alternative to police helicopters

Can drones be alternative to police helicopters? Some police think so Source: The Sun SACRAMENTO >> California law enforcement agencies are looking to fly drones as an affordable and efficient way to monitor crime scenes, pursue suspects and search for lost hikers. But the capability of the unmanned aircraft to intrude on private spaces and videotape people from afar has raised major red flags among privacy advocates. California lawmakers will […]

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Art, As Seen by Drones

Art, As Seen by Drones

Source: Vipal Monga via The Wall Street Journal It started as a fun idea: Invite some artists to make sculpture that can be used in a drone obstacle course. Because, secretly, who doesn’t want to navigate a buzzy, remote-controlled flying craft around an art installation set in a beautiful restored factory space? But the more organizers at the Knockdown Center, a three-year-old arts space on the border of Brooklyn and […]

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Researchers use sound waves to crash drones by confusing sensors. APM vs MultiWii. You’ll never guess which one goes down ;-)

Researchers use sound waves to crash drones by confusing sensors. APM vs MultiWii. You'll never guess which one goes down ;-)

A very interesting paper entitled Rocking Drones with Intentional Sound Noise of Gyroscopic Sensors. A MultiWii and APM drone were tested. One went down (see below for answer as to which): Abstract Sensing and actuation systems contain sensors to observe the environment and actuators to influence it. However, these sensors can be tricked by maliciously fabricated physical properties. In this paper, we investigated whether an adversary could incapacitate drones equipped […]

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