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)
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.
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.
Commercial use of drones has already taken flight
The camera swoops over the green expanse of the Everglades hundreds of feet below, like many helicopter shots you've seen on television. But suddenly it dips and flies through a narrow, shaded canal where kayakers are paddling, ...
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. ...
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 ...
NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!"
(AP)—NASA's newest space vehicle, Orion, accomplished its first test flight with precision and pizazz Friday, shooting more than 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) out from Earth for a hyperfast, hot return ...
Wash. state scientists using drones to spy on nature
LA PUSH, Clallam County, Wash. - model airplane. As the propeller started to whirl, Morgan cocked his arm and flung the plane as if he were throwing a spear.
Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the US farm
Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.
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.
Titan Aerospace readies solar-powered, long-endurance UAVs
Conduct code for unmanned aircraft is unveiled
A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns.
China emerging as new force in drone warfare
(AP)—Determined to kill or capture a murderous Mekong River drug lord, China's security forces considered a tactic they'd never tried before: calling a drone strike on his remote hideaway deep in the hills ...