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

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

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

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

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

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

John Oliver Takes On The Absurdities Related To US Drone Strikes

John Oliver's fiery diatribes have been pretty damn awesome since his weekly news show aired on HBO earlier this year. His take on unmanned aircraft air strikes conducted by the US is no different. Whether you agree with him or not, he argues his side well and gets some chuckles along the way. » 9/29/14 1:52pm 9/29/14 1:52pm