RQ-170 drone's ambush facts spilled by Iranian engineer
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the aftermath of the Iran capture of a US military drone earlier this month now come arguments over how Iran managed to pull it off. An Iranian engineers exclusive interview with The Christian Science Monitor has been published, which details how the Iranians captured the drone through ...
Rights group launches campaign to ban 'killer robots'
A global rights group launched a campaign on Tuesday to ban Terminator-style "killer robots" amid fears the rise of drone warfare could lead to machines with the power to make their own decisions about killing ...
Unmanned U.S. frigates to stalk submarines (w/ Video)
Japanese inventor develops flying sphere drone
A Japanese defence researcher has invented a spherical observation drone that can fly down narrow alleys, hover on the spot, take off vertically and bounce along the ground.
Virus hits US drone fleet: report
A computer virus has hit the US Predator and Reaper drone fleet that Washington deploys to hunt down militants, logging the keystrokes of pilots remotely flying missions, Wired magazine reported.
Group shows botnet threat in the future may come from the sky
Hacker drone launches airborne cyber attacks
Computer security specialists showed off a homemade drone aircraft Friday capable of launching airborne cyber attacks, hijacking mobile phone calls, or even delivering a dirty bomb.
Drone 'space ship' app to help robots on future missions
European Space Agency scientists have developed a smartphone app that turns a toy drone into a virtual spacecraft on a mission to dock with the International Space Station, and uses crowd-sourced data from ...
UN report wants moratorium on killer robots (Update)
Killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings," a new draft U.N. report says.
Military tests usefulness of smart devices
As a Cobra attack helicopter pilot, Marine Capt. Jim "Hottie" Carlson was running support missions above Afghanistan last summer when it occurred to him that it was taking far too long to find where U.S. troops were under ...
Prototype of European combat drone makes maiden flight
A prototype of a European combat drone, the Neuron, made its maiden flight Saturday from a base in the south of France, project leader Dassault Aviation announced.
US Navy readies 'laser attack' weapon in 2014
The US Navy said it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling small enemy vessels and shooting down surveillance drones.
Surfboard-sized drones crossing pacific to monitor sea surface
Hundreds of miles off the California coast, four drones about the size of surfboards and are tossing across the Pacific toward Hawaii, controlled by pilots on shore.
Asimov's robots live on twenty years after his death
Renowned author Isaac Asimov died 20 years ago today. Although he wrote more than 500 books, the robot stories he began writing at age 19 are possibly his greatest accomplishment. They have become the starting ...