Ventura County Sheriff Urges Drone Operators Not To Fly UAVs Near Maria FireSheriff Bill Ayub after he told reporters Friday several drones were seen flying around the Maria Fire and hampering firefighting efforts.
LAPD Deploys Drone For First Time Ever During StandoffPolice used a drone to help arrest an armed robbery suspect after a more than nine-hour standoff.
The Future of Drone TechnologyThere's a drone, it seems, for everything. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said, “Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.”
Planes May Not Survive Collisions With Small Drones, Testing ShowsStriking new video shows how much damage a small drone can cause when it collides with a passenger plane at high speeds.
IBM Wants To Make Coffee-Delivering Biometric Drones That Monitor You At WorkIBM has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for their idea of a camera-equipped drone that hovers over you, watching your pupil dilation and facial expressions to judge if you need more coffee.
Google Employees Demand Company Stop Work On U.S. Military ProjectOver 3,000 employees at Google have signed an open letter to the company's leadership urging them to drop out of the Pentagon's project to equip drones with artificial intelligence.
LAFD Says Their 6 New Drones Can Help Them Fight Brush Fires the drones, of course, are much safer without having to put boots on the ground.
Instead Of Water, Military Drones Helping Fight Fire With DataA partnership between the California Air National Guard and the state's fire protection agency is helping firefighters on the ground with support from high overhead.
LAFD To Deploy Drones To Assess Skirball, Creek Fire Damage, Hot SpotsFor the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department is deploying drones to help out in the battle against two wildfires threatening homes in the city.
LAPD Board Approves Controversial Drone ProgramThe drones will not be weaponized or used during surveillance, officials say.
Border Patrol: Man Used Drones To Smuggle Drugs Into San DiegoAuthorities say agents found him with meth in a lunch box and a drone hidden in a nearby bush.
LAPD Looks To Move Forward With Drone ProgramLos Angeles police acquired a pair of drones in 2014, but they have yet to be deployed.
LAFD A Step Closer To Using Drones To Fight FiresDrones operated by municipalities have sparked debate due to concerns over privacy.
1st US System To Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks OffThe first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires has launched, federal authorities say.
Drones Force Firefighters Battling San Gabriel Complex Fire To Suspend Air OperationsPrivate drones were flying in the path of firefighting aircraft, fire officials say.