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Midland Park Police Searching for a Runaway Drone

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Midland Park NJ, Midland Park Police Department is asking residents to pay special attention Payne Ave, Hill St. Vreeland Ave area……

A young resident of Prospect St. was flying there drone high above the streets listed when the drone lost connection and dropped towards the ground. If you locate the drone in your yard please give us a call 201-444-2300. We would like to help this young resident locate their property.
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Paladin Drones’ Launches “Knighthawk” First Responder Drone

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Paladin Drones’ Knighthawk operating during the day. Image Credits: Paladin Drones

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Ridgewood NJ, the Knighthawk is a drone designed for emergency response personnel. It has a 10x optical zoom camera, a thermal camera, and 55 minutes of flight time. 911 operators can place a pin on a map to direct the drone to sites within seconds of a call being made. No special hardware needs to be installed in the city for the drones to process their surroundings. The FAA has strict rules around visual line of sight for drone operators, so the company behind the Knighthawk has to collect extensive data to get operating waivers, which it has done so far for the two cities it works with.

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Rogue killer drone ‘hunted down’ a human target

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New York NY, in March last year, a KARGU-2 quadcopter targeted and killed a soldier without instructions to do so. The drone was operating in an autonomous mode, hunting down the target as they tried to retreat. It is likely the first time drones have attacked humans without being directed to. The incident raises concerns about the future of autonomous drones. Scientists and human rights groups have called for restrictions on the technology.

 

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Ridgewood residents might see a drone over the high school in the fall

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JUNE 25, 2015, 11:41 AM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015, 11:42 AM
BY CHRIS HARRIS
STAFF WRITER |
THE RECORD

RIDGEWOOD — Village residents need not call authorities this fall if they happen to see a drone hovering above the high school.

During its meeting Monday evening, the Ridgewood Board of Education accepted a donated GoPro Phantom 2 Quadcopter.

School officials said the drone will be used to film various activities at the school. It will also be utilized by students for video productions.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-residents-might-see-a-drone-over-the-high-school-in-the-fall-1.1363209