AI piloted drone attacked its human operator
Published in AI


You can’t do that Dave

An artificial intelligence-piloted drone turned on its human operator during a simulated mission.

US Air Force experimenting with facial recognition on drones
Published in Transportation


Can find and kill you

New Scientist magazine has found a contract between the US Air Force and a defence firm that shows the government uses reconnaissance and surveillance drones equipped with facial recognition to aid in special operations missions.

Protect your house with a drone
Published in News
Friday, 06 January 2023 11:37

Protect your house with a drone


In case the Russians invade 

Security outfit Ring has been showing CES the wonders of having your house protected by a flying drone.

Army comes up with a drone killing microwave
Published in News
Friday, 27 September 2019 11:04

Army comes up with a drone killing microwave


Can also pop corn and reheat coffee and pizzas

The Pentagon notified Congress of its purchase of a microwave weapon system designed to knock down swarms of enemy drones with pulses of energy.

Boffins create low-powered drones which don’t need humans
Published in AI


Can hunt humanity for longer

A team of boffins which apparently has never seen Terminator has come up with the smallest completely autonomous nano-drone that can control itself without the need for human guidance.

Google employees quit over drone “evil”
Published in News


Project Mavan was evil too far

Google’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot programme known as Project Maven has angered its staff who have quit rather than work on it.

Drone maker threatens its own users
Published in News
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:34

Drone maker threatens its own users


Hand over private data or we will brick your toys


The maker of expensive drones, DJI is threatening to brick users gadgets if they don’t hand over their personal data. on its website.

Drones showing up weaknesses in missile defence plans
Published in News


It is too expensive to shoot them down

The US Patriot missile batteries might be getting more accurate, but cheaply made drones are fast becoming the battle field kings

Intel drones on
Published in News
Friday, 14 October 2016 11:08

Intel drones on


Intel Falcon 8+ System is its first commercial drone

Chipzilla has been flat out developing software for the consumer drones and now is set to release a few drones of its own.

Royal Navy puts robots through their paces
Published in News
Friday, 14 October 2016 10:25

Royal Navy puts robots through their paces


Robot wars

The British Royal Navy is staging what it is calling its first "robot wars" exercises testing drone boats off the coasts of Scotland and west Wales.