Hollywood Gives Drone Crews The American Sniper Treatment With Good Kill

The trailer for Good Kill, a movie featuring Ethan Hawke and January Jones that dives into the peculiar existence of USAF drone pilots, particularity the shooting kind, dropped today and it looks... interesting. This will be first of a whole slew of films coming out post-American Sniper that will deal with soldier's… » 3/30/15 5:39pm Monday 5:39pm

The Navy Wants To Fight Future Fires With This Gangly Android

The Office of Naval Research has spent years developing a robot to take on every sailor's worst nightmare — fire aboard their vessel. The bipedal Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), has a human form so that it can navigate the tight spaces of a ship. One day it may lead damage teams into shipboard… » 2/10/15 9:45am 2/10/15 9:45am

​Daimler Is Working On Its Own Delivery Drones

Daimler has been running a think tank outside its Stuttgart headquarters since 2007. It's been responsible for the car-sharing service Car2Go, 3D-printing parts for classic cars, and had a hand in developing the interior of the Mercedes self-driving car concept. Now it's looking to get into delivery drones. » 2/04/15 7:35pm 2/04/15 7:35pm

​It's Too Bad Drones Will Put This Helicopter Pilot Out Of Work

We're already beginning to see big production companies use drones for those gorgeous, sweeping aerial shots. That used to be the exclusive purview of helicopter pilots like Jonathan Benson, so watching him chase down a trophy truck could soon be a lost art. » 1/21/15 9:30pm 1/21/15 9:30pm

Putin Is Bored With His ATV-Riding Android Toy

Russia has been on a tear to get new robotic combat capabilities up and running, with big goals slated for its air forces and its ground forces, some of which are already online, including the tracked 'Platform-M.' Yet this gangly, ATV-riding patrol bot isn't exactly setting Russia's hunter-in-chief's heart on fire. » 1/21/15 8:30pm 1/21/15 8:30pm

This $379 DJI Phantom is the Drone Deal You've Been Waiting For

Admit it, you want a drone. Everyone wants a drone. Today, you can buy a drone. » 1/08/15 9:45am 1/08/15 9:45am

Dads With Drones Are Ruining Christmas

Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror. » 12/25/14 12:41pm 12/25/14 12:41pm

​Fast Drones And Local Motors Go Together Better Than PB&J

If you want to pitch a couple of drones to the world, there are worse ways than enlisting the crew at Local Motors to help with the sizzle reel. I need both of these things in my life. » 12/12/14 9:50pm 12/12/14 9:50pm

The Navy's Experimental Underwater Drone Looks Like A Shark

The Navy is testing its shark-like 'Ghostswimmer' unmanned underwater vehicle at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek this week. It is one of a handful of programs being brought to life by the Navy's innovative Rapid Innovation Cell. The project is called 'Silent Nemo' and it is aimed to put real-world unmanned… » 12/12/14 2:44pm 12/12/14 2:44pm

Drones Are Not Good Christmas Presents

With just over two weeks before Christmas, parents are rushing around to buy their kids the must-have toys of the year, and one thing that's high on that list is the remote-controlled drone. But before you buy a drone, consider the idea that maybe it's not such a smart purchase. » 12/07/14 3:01pm 12/07/14 3:01pm

Lockheed Wants To Take The Man Out Of The USAF's U-2 Dragon Ladies

The Global Hawk vs Dragon Lady debate never ends in Washington. Each aircraft has its own positive and negative qualities and keeping both would be ideal. The problem is that sequestration makes ideal no longer an fiscal option. As a result, Lockheed is now coming to the table with an offer that may be a decade or two… » 11/30/14 3:02pm 11/30/14 3:02pm

This Drone Footage From Chernobyl Is Beautifully Haunting

At this point, the nuclear wasteland that is Chernobyl and the surrounding city of Pripyat, Ukraine, are both overradiated and overexposed. It's hard to show the devastation in ways we haven't seen before in movies, in video games, and on the Internet. So the way this drone has filmed the city isn't just gorgeous,… » 11/26/14 12:35pm 11/26/14 12:35pm

GoPro Will Reportedly Make Their Own Drones

GoPros and consumer-grade drones go together like peanut butter and chocolate. I guess it makes sense that GoPro will start churning out little fliers next year. » 11/26/14 11:59am 11/26/14 11:59am

This Is The Army's New Pocket Drone

The Cargo Pocket Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance program, known also as CP-ISR, is a new nano-drone concept dreamed up by the folks at the Army's Natick Soldier Research Center. Where as most unmanned aircraft look to provide info as to what is going on over the next hill, or far over horizon, CP-ISR is… » 11/25/14 7:40pm 11/25/14 7:40pm

The First Drone-Shot Porn Is Here. What Took So Long? (NSFW)

If you've ever snuck off somewhere with your partner for some sexy-time, you've probably felt that fear or perhaps the rush of possibly getting caught. A new drone-shot video speaks to to that concern, drone privacy issues, and shows that you might look better than you thought. » 11/04/14 3:33pm 11/04/14 3:33pm

This 60-MPH Ambulance Drone Could Be 10 Times Better At Saving Your Life

If you're struck by a heart attack, nothing means more to your survival than rescuer response time. With this flying ambulance drone in action, the odds of coming back from cardiac arrest could improve from 8 percent to 80 percent. » 10/30/14 12:38pm 10/30/14 12:38pm

You'll Swear You Are On Endor When You See These Drones Forest Racing

So apparently drone racing is a thing, and there is no better place to challenge a racer's skills than a forest. Trees and branches abound, there is danger at every turn. This is why such a setting was used for one of the most beloved scenes of the Star Wars trilogy, and watching the video below you will swear you are… » 10/15/14 10:33am 10/15/14 10:33am

Slo-Mo Video Of The Missiles We Use To Blow Up ISIS

When we go out and blow some insurgent/terrorist/threat to freedom bastard to kingdom come, here's exactly what that kind of missile-on-truck explosion looks like, in slo-mo. » 10/14/14 5:32pm 10/14/14 5:32pm

Welcome Your Future Death In This Film On The Navy's Stealth Drone

Gaze upon my works, ye mighty, because in 50 years they will be bombing your grandchildren from above visual height. » 10/10/14 6:30pm 10/10/14 6:30pm