Amazon sees line-of-sight hurdle to US drone parcel delivery
Amazon insisted Wednesday on a significant change to proposed US drone regulations before it introduces 30-minute Prime Air parcel delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles to its American customers.
China unveils 'laser to shoot down low-flying drones'
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.
Drone use poised to expand to newsrooms despite FAA limits
Newsgathering by drone is gaining traction as an industry practice, but how the technology can actually be used to cover the news of the day is murky given its legal limitations.
US moves step closer to commercial drone use
Drones will take to the skies to inspect crops and infrastructure as US civil aviation authorities moved a step closer Wednesday to allowing their widespread commercial use.
CNN wins go-ahead to test drones for news coverage
CNN said Monday it has reached agreement with US aviation regulators to test drones for news gathering in the US, the network said.
Drones delivering pizza? Not such a far-fetched idea
If someday soon it's possible to have a hot pizza delivered to your door by a drone, it may be because of work now underway on the remote and sandy shores of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Small drones hit US regulatory turbulence
Hovering like mechanical sparrows over a windswept Maryland field on a bright Saturday afternoon, small drones seem harmless—but they are at the center of an ardent dogfight over US regulations.
Titan Aerospace readies solar-powered, long-endurance UAVs
Reality catches up with sci-fi in storm drones
At the time it premiered, the film "Twister" put forth a fantastical science fiction idea: Release probes into a storm in order to figure out which tornadoes could develop into killers. It's no longer fiction. ...
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 ...
Review: Phantom quadcopter a fun consumer drone
Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, are revolutionizing warfare. Now, some of that technology is coming home from the war, to amuse us and give us an aerial perspective on our surroundings.
US announces test sites for drone aircraft (Update)
The U.S. government announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into American skies.
Agriculture the most promising market for drones
Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres ...
Smart robotic drones advance science (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Chengyu Cao sees a day in the not-so-distant future when intelligent robots will be working alongside humans on a wide range of important tasks from advancing science, to performing deep sea ...