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Obstacles to overcome before operating fleets of drones becomes reality

May 6, 2019

Search and rescue crews are already using drones to locate missing hikers. Farmers are flying them over fields…
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

April 19, 2019

Sandia to lead academic coalition to develop autonomy for aerospace A test launch for a hypersonic weapon —…
DARPA awards UB engineers $1 million to ‘teach’ physics to AI systems

January 10, 2019

The research could improve unmanned aerial vehicles and other complex defense systems. Intimidated by physics? You’re not alone.…
New Foldable Drone Flies through Narrow Holes in Rescue Missions

December 12, 2018

The new drone can squeeze itself to pass through gaps and then go back to its previous shape,…
NIST Performance Tests for Aerial Response Robots Become National Standard

December 5, 2018

Performance test methods developed by NIST measure both the system capabilities of aerial emergency response drones and the…
We Have a Technology to Battle Climate Change. But Should We?

November 29, 2018

If climate change models are correct, humanity is working itself—and dragging the rest of life on Earth with…
Origami cushions protect drones from collisions

October 25, 2018

Taking inspiration from the ancient art of paper folding, scientists from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with…
Gas-sensing drones draw NSF backing

August 29, 2018

Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA), are developing a fleet…
Could studying swarm behaviors teach us how to help drones fly safely?

June 18, 2018

“Many types of animals swarm or flock or otherwise move in coordinated ways,” says Nicholas Ouellette, associate professor of…
Drone Forensics Gets a Boost With New Data on NIST Website

June 6, 2018

Aerial drones might someday deliver online purchases to your home. But in some prisons, drone delivery is already…
CAREER project aims to ease people’s discomfort around drones

May 18, 2018

University of Nebraska–Lincoln computer scientist Brittany Duncan wants to ease people’s discomfort by enabling drones to communicate with the humans…
M-Air autonomous aerial vehicle outdoor lab opens

April 10, 2018

An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is open for use at the University of Michigan…
Future Shocks: the impact of emerging technologies on international security

February 23, 2018

Ready or not, the science fiction gadgetry of the future is here: unmanned and autonomous weapons systems with…
Drone Innovation Start-up Contest 2018

January 28, 2018

After the successful launch of Krypto Labs and corresponding contest in 2018, we are now offering an exciting…
iLab: See Where Sailors and Innovation Meet

January 22, 2018

Like any other organization, the Navy is not perfect. Many times sailors ask why things must be done…
National technology day: Autonomous Flight

January 6, 2018

A new technology, Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, aimed at helping Marines better maneuver helicopters, was recently tested…
Weather Report: How the Army Uses Thunderstorms to Improve Missions

December 7, 2017

An Army scientist working at the Army Research Laboratory has discovered a new pattern in the evolution of…
DARPA Needs Your Ideas for Drone Swarms

November 13, 2017

DARPA is looking for people with innovative ideas to participate in its “swarm sprint” exercises. The project would…
President Donald Trump and Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announce Innovative Drone Integration Pilot Program

October 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump directed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today to launch an…
Penn Engineering Establishes Intel Center for Wireless Autonomous Systems

October 23, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has established the Intel Center for Wireless Autonomous…
The Future of Flight: Marines Test Out 3-D Printed Unmanned Aerial Systems

October 12, 2017

U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division recently tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing,…
Scientists teach drones to fly at high-speed in the dark – this will aid search and rescue missions

September 28, 2017

Currently commercially available drones can be extremely useful tools, when it comes to agricultural monitoring or even rescue…
Mobile Force Protection Aims to Thwart Adversaries’ Small Unmanned Aircraft

August 22, 2017

Three teams selected to develop real-time protection of ground and maritime convoys by advancing technology to quickly neutralize…
Balloons and drones and clouds; oh, my!

August 16, 2017

Sandia collects more precise weather, climate data with help from unmanned aerial system ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Last week,…
UA Pioneers More Effective Control for Border Patrol

July 6, 2017

As the United States expands surveillance technologies on, above and below its 1,900-mile-long border with Mexico, operating them…
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

July 3, 2017

Milestone series of tests have quadcopters slaloming through woodlands, swerving around obstacles in a hangar, and reporting back…
NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

May 30, 2017

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned…
This Drone From Boeing Can Lift… Anything?

May 17, 2017

We all know that drones will be doing our product deliveries very very soon. Many companies like Google,…
Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft will pave the way for new applications

January 10, 2017

Researchers at Virginia Tech — home to both a Federal Aviation Administration-designated test site for unmanned aircraft systems…
20 Ways Drones will Shape your Future

December 13, 2016

Drones are all the buzz at the present being quite ubiquitous in many locations. A drone basically refers…
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