Hackaday Links: October 18, 2020

Remember subliminal advertising? The idea was that a movie theater operator would splice a single frame showing a bucket of hot buttered popcorn into a movie, which moviegoers would see and process on a subconcious level and rush to the concession stand to buy the tub o’ petrochemical-glazed starch they suddenly craved. It may or may not work on humans, but it appears to work on cars with advanced driver assistance, which can be spoofed by “phantom street signs” flashed on electronic billboards. Security researchers at Ben Gurion University stuck an image of a stop sign into a McDonald’s ad

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Autonomous Drone Flights Operated from Half a World Away: Emesent is Making History

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is making history with remotely operated autonomous drone flights.  The latest flight took place underground in a mine in Canada –  but was operated from Australia

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Drone Delivery Canada, U of Toronto, Ford Launch Research Project

Drone Delivery Canada will soon test an automated drone in cooperation with on of the nation’s most prestigious research institutes. The Toronto-based company announced the research agreement this week with the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies in cooperation with automaker Ford

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AgEagle Soars into Drone Delivery Manufacturing Deal

Agricultural drone company AgEagle Aerial Systems has landed a two-year contract manufacturing agreement with Chicago drone delivery startup Valqari, LLC . The deal will allow AgEagle to produce Valqari’s recently released Drone Delivery Station – a landing solution with six separate storage units to accommodate multiple deliveries or pickups

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Got 30 minutes? 30 Tips and Tricks from Pro Drone Operators [Webinar]

The drone industry is growing, and enterprise drone programs are expanding fast.  Employees from a wide variety of industries are adding drones to their toolkits, helping them to do their jobs more safely and efficiently

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Transport Canada OKs IRIS Drone Flight Certificate

Transport Canada this week approved a special dflight certificate that will allow advance Iris Automation’s onboard drone detect-and-avoid (DAA) solution With the approval of the second Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights in uncontrolled airspace, IRIS will partner with MVT Geo-solutions. In April, MVT Geo-solutions and IRIS partnered […] The post Transport Canada OKs IRIS Drone Flight Certificate appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Drone Experts Name SkySkopes Top U.S. Drone Service Provider

One of the world’s top drone-market analysts named North Dakota’s SkySkopes as the #1 drone service provider (DSP) in the U.S

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Aerial Surveying: DJI Introduces 2 New Powerful Payloads

This week the INTERGEO conference takes place: the world’s biggest conference for the geospatial industry.  Drones have become such a big part of the geospatial industry that there is now a dedicated section of the show for them: INTERAERIAL Solutions focuses on aerial surveying using drones

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DroneDeploy Conference: The Future is Here

At this week’s DroneDeploy conference, DroneDeploy co-founder Mike Winn says that despite the challenges of 2020, the future of drone mapping, and the drone community, is here. In an opening address, Winn presented a fascinating view of the worksite of the future, using the construction industry as an example

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The popular DJI Mavic Mini Combo drone is $100 off for Prime Day

SAVE $100: The DJI Mavic Mini Combo FlyCam Quadcopter Drone is on sale for $399 in this Prime Day deal.

If you’ve been getting into vlogging lately or if you just want to boost your photography skills (literally), a camera drone will give you all the sweeping landscape footage and aerial views your heart desires. 
Camera drones nowadays range from glorified selfie machines to expensive professional photography equipment, but if you’re a hobbyist or are just looking to make some sweet side photo and video projects, you’re probably looking for something in between. This DJI Mini Combo FlyCam Quadcopter gives you a lot of features in a tiny, lightweight package, and is $100 off in an exclusive Amazon Prime Day deal.  Read more

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