Rise of the Machines: Drones set to make their own ‘Kill’ decision

By Joshua Foust National Journal Scientists, engineers and policymakers are all figuring out ways drones can be used better and more smartly, more precise and less damaging to civilians, with longer range and better staying power. One method under development… Continue Reading

Drones to escort children to school?!

Casey Cora dnainfo.com MCKINLEY PARK — If a Chicago alderman has his way, the city could someday see drones buzzing through the skies as part of an effort to keep students safe as they walk to school. “We could use… Continue Reading

Drone industry to journalists: Don’t use the word ‘drones’

Ben Wolfgang The Washington Times “Drone” is a dirty word at this week’s drone industry convention in Washington. The sector long has opposed use of the term, seen by some as having an inherently negative connotation that doesn’t accurately describe… Continue Reading

Russian Military Joins Race to Engineer Killer Robots

Infowars.com A Russian general, Oleg Ostapenko, told reporters on Wednesday that the Russian military will soon unveil a new generation of robotic combat vehicles. “It’s a unique robotic vehicle,” Ostapenko said, “capable of performing a wide range of combat tasks,… Continue Reading

US approves drones for civilian use

rt.com The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued certificates for two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use. The move is expected to lead to the first approved commercial drone operation later this summer. The two unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)… Continue Reading

*BREAKING* Drones used over Alabama and 9 other states!

Madison Underwood al.com The FBI wrote in a letter released Thursday that it used drones 10 times over U.S. soil, including during the nearly seven day standoff with hostage-taker Jimmy Lee Dykes in his Midland City, Ala. bunker. The FBI’s… Continue Reading

Drones Can Target Cell Phones Turned Off

Dana Priest The Washington Post Twelve years later, the cranes and earthmovers around the National Security Agency are still at work, tearing up pavement and uprooting trees to make room for a larger workforce and more powerful computers. Already bigger… Continue Reading

Colorado town considers licensing bounty hunters to shoot down drones

Greg Campbell The Daily Caller The tiny town of Deer Trail, Colo. — barely more than a wide spot on Interstate 70 about 55 miles east of Denver, population 546 — is considering an ordinance that would authorize licensed bounty… Continue Reading

Militaries’ growing use of ground robots raises ethics concerns

Andrew Conte stripes.com If North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un ever orders troops into the demilitarized zone, an army of South Korean robots could be waiting. A Samsung subsidiary plans to deploy sentry robots to the tense South Korean border.… Continue Reading