An unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV), also known as a combat drone or drone, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is armed with weaponry and has no onboard human pilot. Currently operational drones are predominantly under real-time human control located at a great distance from the destruction.
Drones change the nature of modern aerial combat. Controllers of drones are in no immediate danger, unlike jet pilots. As an advanced use of robots in war, drones also prompt fundamental questions about the relationship of warriors to war, and soldiers to their weapons. Drone weaponry necessarily results in many civilian deaths, especially women and children. Drones are often flown into countries without permission. Drones are used to kill American citizens without due process, in violation of the Constitution
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News The Drone Ranger: Obamas Dirty Wars - by Greg Palast
About the time Obama ordered the drone strike that killed al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American kid Facebooked his second-rate choice of hip-hop favorites. I say "second-rate," because Abdul was my son's age almost exactly,
News Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch........
News A London Sushi Chain Is Now Delivering Dinner By Drone
http://www.businessinsider.com, Megan Willett
London-based chain YO! Sushi is testing a new way to get food to customers' tables: The flying tray.
News Domino's DomiCopter takes pizza delivery airborne
http://www.gizmag.com, By Angus MacKenzie
Recently, aerial drones have been used to bless festival goers with strategically placed beer drops and burrito lovers with air-borne deliveries.
News Meet A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video]
This autonomous flying servant can track and record you from the sky.
Drones can't fetch a taco for you, but they can lift cameras into the sky and return impressive aerial video and photography.
News Obama drone oversight proposal prompts concern over 'kill courts'
Human rights groups wary after president asks Congress to establish special court or board to authorise legal drone action
News Obama outlines counterterrorism policy
U.S. drone program - Both the military and the CIA use armed drones in surveillance and strike operations around the world. The military uses them routinely in war zones, while the CIA uses unmanned planes in top-secret operations to track and kill i
News Warrantless Drone Surveillance Banned in Tennessee
At this stage in the drone game, the feds are working hard behind the scenes to get states to operate the drones for them.
In fact, the primary engine behind the expansion of drone surveillance being carried out by states and local communities i
News Obama outlines rules for armed drone strikes
In a wide-ranging speech on foreign policy on Thursday, President Barack Obama defended his administration's use of drones to kill terrorists abroad, and in a nod to concerns, outlined plans to limit the use of such strikes.
News Holder: U.S. killed four Americans overseas in drone strikes since 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder informed Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. has killed four Americans in drone strikes since 2009: radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three others who were not specifically targeted.
News Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes
The remotely piloted vehicles could one day replace storm chasers, who risk their lives to capture valuable data about tornadoes.
News Airware, A Startup That's Helping Bring Drones To The Masses, Just Raised $10.7 Million
http://www.businessinsider.com, Alyson Shontell
Drones are spreading beyond military warfare and becoming the hot new thing in startups.
News Drone Operator Tells of Killing Civilians, Children
Here is an NPR segment featuring a former Air Force pilot who operated drones. He describes targeting and killing people he thinks were civilians, or at least not a threat.
News Tiny Device Will Detect Domestic Drones
http://www.usnews.com, By Jason Koebler
Worried about an unmanned plane looking into your window? This small detector could alert you when robot planes buzz past
News Lijian stealth drone prepares for test flight
The Lijian is described as the world's third stealth combat drone. A newly designed Chinese drone is ready for its first flight test after completing its taxi test at an unknown airfield in the southeastern province of Jiangxi.
News Drone Strikes Are Winning War in Yemen -- for Al-Qaeda
It was a contradiction that perfectly captured the essence of the U.S. drone war against Islamic terrorists: Just as we learned that strikes in Yemen had resumed after a three-month hiatus
Headlines: Drone Strikes Are Winning War in Yemen -- for Al-Qaeda -- I Confronted A Drone Pilot -- Lijian stealth drone prepares for test flight -- Burning Liquid Hydrogen For Fuel, Navy Drone Flies For 48 Hours Straight -- Tiny Device Will Detect Domestic Drones -- Drone Operator Tells of Killing Civilians, Children -- Airware, A Startup That's Helping Bring Drones To The Masses, Just Raised $10.7 Million -- Oklahoma Students Design Drones That Can Fly Into Tornadoes -- Holder: U.S. killed four Americans overseas in drone strikes since 2009 -- Obama outlines rules for armed drone strikes -- Warrantless Drone Surveillance Banned in Tennessee -- Obama outlines counterterrorism policy -- Obama drone oversight proposal prompts concern over 'kill courts' -- Drones, and the Military-Industrial Complex -- Meet A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video] -- An Operating System for the Commercial Drone Era -- Domino's DomiCopter takes pizza delivery airborne -- A London Sushi Chain Is Now Delivering Dinner By Drone -- Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters -- The Drone Ranger: Obamas Dirty Wars - by Greg Palast --