October 2016

Topics Officer Safety Email Print Comment The voice-activated miniature shoulder drone aims to be a backup for officers who are on patrol without a partner By PoliceOne Staff Amazon’s new tool could potentially make patrolling safer for solo officers. The company obtained a patent for an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant,” KOMO reported. (Photo/US Patent Office) […]

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Last July, Dallas police used a robot to kill the man who fatally shot five Dallas-area police officers. Shortly after the shooting I noted that new technologies, such as robots, should prompt lawmakers to find ways to make the face-to-face interactions citizens have with officers safer and less frequent. A recent Amazon patent reveals how […]

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A DRONE-mounted camera has captured the hilarious moment an Uber driver was caught out by the rising tide as he ferried passengers back from an island. The cab was spotted as it tried to return from Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, Northumberland, yesterday afternoon. Footage shows the desperate cabbie racing against the tide to get […]

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Sergeant Keith Holliday, who is part of the West Midlands Police operation, said: “This technology is fantastic and has real benefits to modern day policing. “This is first time West Midlands Police have used a drone in policing a big derby game and it can play an important role in ensuring the safety of the […]

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Article after article after article after article declared GoPro’s drone to be the loser, a 1.0 product that entered the race just as its rivals were crossing the finish line. But here’s the thing: Even if the timing of the Karma announcement was a disaster, the drone itself isn’t quite. A water bug in the sky […]

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KIEV, Ukraine — The European security organization tasked with monitoring deadly violence between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has lost its most effective surveillance tool in the conflict: long-range unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. The long-range drone program was crucial for spotting armed attacks, the stationing of prohibited weapons, and countless other cease-fire […]

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