Security

US proposes remote ID requirement for drones

US regulators on Thursday unveiled a proposal to require privately operated drones to use remote identification—a kind of electronic license plate—as part of efforts to ensure airspace safety.

Robotics

An interactive drone to assist humans in office environments

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have recently developed an interactive drone designed to assist humans in indoor environments such offices or laboratories. In a paper prepublished on arXiv, the ...

Other

What can drones do to protect civilians in armed conflict?

Drones are usually in the news for bad reasons, like controversial killings of suspected terrorists in the Middle East, bombings of Saudi oil facilities or an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Engineering

Israel's drone industry becomes global force

In a fierce battle for market share against world superpowers China and the United States, Israel's drone industry likes to say it has a secret weapon—military experience.

Engineering

Drones help track wildfires, count wildlife and map plants

Drones are revolutionizing the way scientists observe, measure and monitor the natural environment. From mapping the patterns of wildfires, like those in California, to measuring the size of jellyfish populations, drones ...

Robotics

System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Autonomous drones are cautious when navigating the unknown. They creep forward, frequently mapping unfamiliar areas before proceeding lest they crash into undetected objects. But this slowdown isn't ideal for drones carrying ...

Robotics

Swarm of tiny drones explores unknown environments

Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves. This work, presented in Science Robotics on 23 October, is a significant step in the field of swarm robotics. ...

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