Dozens of robots will descend upon the Back Bay for the RoboBusiness conference in Boston this week. A few of them may even try following you home.
Here's one for Star Wars diehards. A group of drone pilots have taken their vehicles to a dense forest in the French Alps, weaving in and out of trees in a spectacle that paid homage to the high-stakes pod races of Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.
Could drone technology become so pervasive that soon you won't be comfortable leaving home without some form of quadcopter in your pocket?
During the 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Barack Obama told the Jonas Brothers to stay away from his daughters. "I've got two words for you," he said, cueing up the punchline: "Predator drones. You'll never see it coming." The cro
Shooting down a small drone is hard. But determining whether people should be allowed to do so may prove more difficult still. A man in New Jersey fired a shotgun at his neighbor's drone, and as the quadcopter crashed to the ground,
Reaper drones pinpoint Jihadi John: Terrorist has been tracked by British forces but security chiefs fear 'kill or capture' mission would end in failure
Tiny Toy, Big Potential
You've left it late, but there's still time to enjoy getting active in the last days of summer.
America's deadly double tap drone attacks are 'killing 49 people for every known terrorist in Pakistan'
This epic video isn't a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It's proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano—close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video.
The answer lies in human psychology. And probably like the old observation about history, people who refuse to understand human psychology are doomed to be victims of psychological manipulation.
Recently, we saw drones dance with Cirque du Soleil. In this video, you can watch drones paint the sky with light. Ars Electronica Futurelab calls them "Spaxels":
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday.
Daniel Saulmon, Southern Californian's notorious video activist, spent 4 days in a crowded county jail this week after refusing a plea deal that would have forbade him from flying his quadcopter for 2 years within Los Angeles County.
Ferguson was for amateurs.
Just one in 50 victims of America's deadly drone strikes in Pakistan are terrorists – while the rest are innocent civilians, a new report claimed today. The authoritative joint study, by Stanford and New York Universities, concludes that men, wo
Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing wearable camera drone nobody asked for... and now I kind of want it.
The Internet is only one flying robot away.
Fans of the Disney classic Fantasia will no doubt remember the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of that film, in which a hapless Mickey Mouse accidentally brings an army of mops to life.
For more than 50 years, the dramatic shot from a blimp floating high overhead has sent a clear message to TV viewers: You are watching a big-time event.
I'm in Somalia, interviewing an al-Qaeda Shabab commander on a stretch of the malarial Jubba River.
A Military-Grade Drone That Can Be Printed Anywhere
Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson just made it official on Monday that he became the latest investor in 3D Robotics, a commercial drone company founded by ex-Wired Magazine chief editor Chris Anderson.
Most organizations report a range of civilian drone casualties. For the purposes of this fact-check, we used only the largest estimates, so the highest number we could find was 1,089. In Cambodia, between 50,000 and 150,000 from USA bombing.
Texas cops arrested a man for taking pictures with an unmanned aerial vehicle over the Texas Memorial Stadium during the first football game of the season. Texas is one of a number of states ? that have criminalized aerial photography.
The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara.
The military plane of the future is not likely to have anyone actually inside the aircraft, and a new video released from Boeing gives us a glimpse into what that could look like.
A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines.
U.S. President Barack Obama authorized sending surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on extremists ISIS militants, senior U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
Iran's state TV on Monday broadcast footage purported to show an Israeli drone the country's Revolutionary Guard claimed to have shot down over the weekend near an Iranian nuclear site.