You want a drone. Everyone wants a drone. Now, your tax refund is on the way, and the best drones are on sale...how fortuitous.
It sounds like the most American thing you can imagine: a majestic bald eagle, swooping out of the sky to seize an evil terrorist drone in its mighty talons, shortly before downing a burger and landing in a Trans Am, and doing a burnout. Well, this is all happening in the Netherlands. Except for the burger and Trans…
The story of how Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf has been hot defense news today. But how big of a deal is this, really? Not much of one, and I’ll explain why.
The U.S. government continues to try to cope with the rise of the drones, both those in their own hands and in yours. Now the world’s most well known top-secret facility, Area 51, is trying adapt as well. Ironically, what is surely the most cutting edge of drone-testing facilities in the entire world wants to make…
Self-driving cars might be all the rage these days, but what about the poor computer-piloted drones? Well, while no-one’s been looking, they’ve been perfecting the aerial version of the patented Italian Job getaway.
Even before we trekked out to the desert for the Consumer Electronics Show, we had a good idea that CES would be flush with smart cars, televisions, virtual reality, and a bunch of weirdness. We were right! But as always, there were some surprises in store.
The Defense Department continues to struggle with adapting to the changing realities of modern warfare, where personnel can effect the outcome of combat operations dramatically without ever really being where that war is taking place. Drone warfare is one area where the Pentagon, and especially the USAF, has struggled…
DJI’s Phantom series of drones (I know they aren’t really drones, please, save your comments) is the undisputed leader in the prosumer aerial photography market, and three of the line’s four models are on sale today, including the brand new Phantom 3 4K.
Northrop Grumman scored another win this last year after its Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) concept was tapped for full-scale demonstration. The DARPA and Office of Naval Research-led program seeks to give Navy surface combatants, like destroyers and Littoral Combat Ships, fixed-wing aircraft…
2015 was an insanely wild year in robotics: From leaps in AI technology to piloted, Gundam-like battle machines. We’re living in a bizarre, sci-fi world that entangles humans with robots more than ever before. Here are ten of the craziest ‘bots from the past year.
U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel will be able to fly the remotely-piloted vehicles commonly known as drones, officials announced today. The idea has been kicked around for many years in one form or another, but the recent drone pilot crisis seems to have finally made the Air Force change its ways.
If you’re the proud owner of a drone—or are one of the thousands of shoppers who’ll purchase one this holiday season—the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to know about it. And the agency has finally set a deadline.
The U.S. Air Force’s plan to pare down its drone fleet was fantastically unrealistic—and the branch’s leadership seems to be finally realizing this. Now, as Foxtrot Alpha predicted, the Air Force is asking to expand its drone capacity dramatically due to the the threat from international terrorism, the realities…
America woke up from its turkey hangover just in time to see Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson explain a new prototype for Amazon’s fabled Prime Air drone delivery service. The garish, package-pooping aircraft looks futuristic, but it’s probably not going to bring you new shoes anytime soon. It can’t.
Drone delivery of packages is just on the horizon in Amazon’s eyes, and the company posted a YouTube advertisement with Jeremy Clarkson earlier today to prepare us all for the new Amazon Prime Air delivery service.
Today, potholes are monitored and repaired slowly, by human eyes and hands. The Univerity of Leeds just won $6.5 million (£4.2m) to turn that work over to robots.
Remember what happened to hitchBOT this summer? You know, the hitchhiking humanoid that was ripped limb from limb two weeks into its solo journey? Because two of the original founders of Skype want to make robots that’ll similarly traverse streets, in order to ship goods to your house. It could be a great alternative…
We have heard a lot about near encounters between coalition and Russian aircraft over Syria in recent weeks, and that Russia has shadowed American unmanned aircraft operating over Syria on numerous occasions, yet this may be the first cockpit video of such an occurrence.