News Corp. has an eye in the sky: drones

The embattled News Corp., under fire in a phone tapping scandal, has added a new weapon to its news-gathering arsenal: drones.

Data & Analytics

Gatewing UAV delivers high-res digital mapping

The drone can stay aloft at its default flight altitude of 492 feet for half an hour, during which it can photograph nearly a square mile at a time, taking 1,000 photographs.

State & Local

Oklahoma high on UAV testing

A strip of airspace in Oklahoma might become a test zone for unmanned aerial vehicles in which commercial developers could routinely fly UAVs at high altitudes.

Emerging Tech

Tiny silicon wings could power future micro-drones

Students in Sandia National Laboratories' design contest have come up with dragonfly wings that could work for a variety of small bots.

Cybersecurity

Air Force wants to get in your face with 3-D tracking

The service takes a step toward Big Brother with the idea to develop a camera that records visible-light and infrared images, along with a person’s unique facial movements.

State & Local

Google pushes self-driving cars for Nevada's roads

Google has hired a lobbyist to convince Nevada's legislature to allow cars that drive themselves to operate on the state's roads.

Emerging Tech

Army models insect flight for future 'bugbots'

Army researchers are looking at nature's smallest animals for inspiration in designing tiny, autonomous robot scouts.

Emerging Tech

DARPA aims to improve robots' mobility, dexterity

Program is looking for new ways to improve how ground robots get around and manipulate objects.

Commercial satellites plug bandwidth gap for military satcom

The Defense Department is increasingly turning to commercial satellite providers to relay messages and images for networked warfighters.

Airborne surveillance craft have a new mission: saving lives

At its core, the new military initiative is about saving lives without placing troops on a foreign tightrope.

Cybersecurity

Onward and upward to new Reaper

The new Reaper model must be able to face emerging threats such as cyber warfare and surface-to-air missiles better than the current MQ-9 drone, says Col. James Gear, director of the Air Force's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Task Force.

Cybersecurity

Lego robot takes a shot at safe-cracking

The robot is designed to open combination locks by brute force by testing possible combinations.

Air Force to deploy 'all-seeing eye' surveillance system

This winter, Air Force UAVs will begin operating Gorgon Stare, a sensor-fed, nine-camera system that gives operators and soldiers a much wider view of the battlefield.

High-tech war requires innovation, cutting-edge resources from home

Asymmetric warfare requires a high-tech arsenal that includes LIDAR, full-motion video, ground moving-target indicators and other tools for intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance.

Emerging Tech

5 agencies design robots of the future

Five agencies team to design robotic doctors, helpers, farmworkers and bomb-removers.

Emerging Tech

As UAV use grows, bandwidth limits become a concern

Ongoing operations are driving the need for unmanned aerial vehicles. But more platforms could actually limit commanders' operational flexibility. The Air Force is looking at new technologies such as autonomous flight and multi-aircraft management to avoid this pitfall.

Emerging Tech

Robots guard nuclear test site

Three robots are helping the National Nuclear Security Administration protect a facility in Nevada.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Space travel does not always require warp-speed innovation

Space travel technology often moves in evolutionary steps, retaining what works even if it's obsolete.

NASA pursues horizontal launch systems

Space agency plans to develop rails or sleds that can launch space vehicles horizontally.

Emerging Tech

DARPA unveils program to develop autonomous robots

DARPA's four-year Autonomous Robotic Manipulation program aims to produce robots that can perform complex tasks with minimal human intervention.

X
This website uses cookies to enhance user experience and to analyze performance and traffic on our website. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Learn More / Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Accept Cookies
X
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

When you visit our website, we store cookies on your browser to collect information. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences or your device, and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to and to provide a more personalized web experience. However, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies, which may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our First Party Strictly Necessary Cookies as they are deployed in order to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information about the First and Third Party Cookies used please follow this link.

Allow All Cookies

Manage Consent Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies - Always Active

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data, Targeting & Social Media Cookies

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. These cookies collect information for analytics and to personalize your experience with targeted ads. You may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information by using this toggle switch. If you opt out we will not be able to offer you personalised ads and will not hand over your personal information to any third parties. Additionally, you may contact our legal department for further clarification about your rights as a California consumer by using this Exercise My Rights link

If you have enabled privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin), we have to take that as a valid request to opt-out. Therefore we would not be able to track your activity through the web. This may affect our ability to personalize ads according to your preferences.

Targeting cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social media cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

If you want to opt out of all of our lead reports and lists, please submit a privacy request at our Do Not Sell page.

Save Settings
Cookie Preferences Cookie List

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Functional Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Performance Cookies

We do not allow you to opt-out of our certain cookies, as they are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting our cookie banner and remembering your privacy choices) and/or to monitor site performance. These cookies are not used in a way that constitutes a “sale” of your data under the CCPA. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not work as intended if you do so. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. Visit www.allaboutcookies.org to learn more.

Sale of Personal Data

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Social Media Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.

Targeting Cookies

We also use cookies to personalize your experience on our websites, including by determining the most relevant content and advertisements to show you, and to monitor site traffic and performance, so that we may improve our websites and your experience. You may opt out of our use of such cookies (and the associated “sale” of your Personal Information) by using this toggle switch. You will still see some advertising, regardless of your selection. Because we do not track you across different devices, browsers and GEMG properties, your selection will take effect only on this browser, this device and this website.