In a major counterterrorism address today, President Obama is expected to announce a significant shift in the drone policy that has been the cornerstone of his war on terror.
Infrared eyes and remote pilots have a lot to offer forest firefighters.
The remotely piloted vehicles could one day replace storm chasers, who risk their lives to capture valuable data about tornadoes.
Using data collected by drones, a research team is building 3-D maps of Norway's geology to help companies track down hidden mineral wealth.
The company's venture capital arm has just made a big investment in unmanned systems.
Up, up, and away—without a pilot.
Focusing on drones as devices of scary military surveillance and execution ignores the entire field of consumer drones--which are, basically, next-generation remote-controlled helicopters. One of the fields that's seeing the most benefit from the new world of drones is photography--suddenly, combined with tiny, amazingly capable cameras, drones can accomplish what in years past you'd need tens of thousands of dollars of crane setups and cameras to do--for only a few hundred bucks. Our friends over at Popular Photography took a look at how this new technology is revolutionizing photography and videography. Check it out here.
It's a momentous occasion for the autonomous drone, sure, but remote-controlled airplanes have been making naval history for 86 years.
The K-MAX drone made a name for itself transporting supplies to troops in Afghanistan. Will the unmanned helicopter start delivering commercial cargo in the U.S.?
Weirdly, it bears a striking resemblance to non-stealth drones.
This long-range spy-bot is also nearly silent.
The World Wildlife Fund wants to thwart international crime with robots.
The pesky insect of the future
Nerds and frat boys: brothers in beer drops.
This quadrotor uses a nature-inspired, dry adhesive to cling to surfaces for extra-covert spying.