Flying test bed: New aerial platform supports development of lightweight sensors for UAVs (w/ video)
(Phys.org)—A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is developing an airborne testing capability for sensors, communications devices and other airborne payloads. This aerial test bed, ...
A father attempts DIY drone buddy to watch his kid
Researchers examining birds' control, behavioral processes as model for small, highly maneuverable aircraft
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is looking at birds' perceptual and maneuvering abilities as inspiration for small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) autonomy.
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.
Get your rotor runnin': Flexrotor program takes off for next phase (w/ Video)
Part helicopter, part airplane, the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored Flexrotor vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) enters the next development phase April 30 in delivering improved maritime ...
Lockheed Martin develops maple-seed-like drone
The seeds that drop from maple trees each fall, whirring softly to the ground like silent one-winged helicopters, are the inspiration for a new kind of flying machine that could be useful for military information-gathering.
Engineers study birds, bees to design unmanned vehicles
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona aerospace and mechanical engineers are studying bird and bee flight to develop unmanned vehicles that stay aloft longer and cope with sudden and severe changes in airflow.
Hydrogen-Powered Ion Tiger Sets 26-hour Flight Endurance Record
The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 26 hours and 1 minute carrying a 5-pound payload, setting another unofficial flight endurance record ...
Ion Tiger fuel cell unmanned air vehicle completes 23-hour flight
The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered ...
Autonomous vehicle technology could help blind to navigate
Navigation devices used by blind people today lack the ability to operate indoors and other areas where GPS is not available, and are unable to help the user deal with items that aren't part of maps, such ...
Experimental spaceplane shooting for 'aircraft-like' operations in orbit
Commercial, civilian and military satellites provide crucial real-time information essential to providing strategic national security advantages to the United States. The current generation of satellite launch ...
Students use smartphone technology to make driverless car more of reality (w/ Video)
Griffith University students are using smartphone technology to make the driverless car of the future more of a reality. A team of Information and Communications Technology students from the Gold Coast campus has won an award ...
Drone defense: Helping protect US forces by simulating hostile unmanned aircraft
(Phys.org) —Today, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a rapidly growing part of military operations, and forces that aren't prepared to deal with them are vulnerable. To protect its ground forces, the ...
Friend or foe? Civilian drones stir debate
Drones: A flying technological marvel that could save lives or a sinister robot spy which edges the United States ever closer towards becoming a surveillance society?