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Report: Drone nearly collided with British passenger plane on purpose | Ars Technica
"The incident happened over the city of Essex as the plane prepared to land at London's Southend Airport. According to the report, the quadcopter came close to hitting the larger plane's right-side wing at an altitude of roughly 1,500 feet."

Essex isn't a city. I live in Southend.
october 2014 by warrenellis
Autonomous swarm boats to defend U.S. Navy
"The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced a technological breakthrough that allows unmanned surface vehicles (USV) to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels."
october 2014 by warrenellis
Amazon to trial PrimeAir drone delivery service in India | sUAS News
"If everything goes well, the loud buzz of drones will drown the noise of crackers this Diwali in Mumbai and Bangalore, thanks to Amazon."
august 2014 by warrenellis
Amazon looks to gain liftoff for drone delivery testing | sUAS News
"Amazon is going on the offensive as it seeks federal approval to test its planned Prime Air drone delivery system. You are not likely to get a Prime Air drop on your porch anytime this year, or even next, but the online retailer, which announced plans for drone delivery last December on 60 Minutes, is making moves to spur development."

Knew it.
august 2014 by warrenellis
Take off & land anywhere: Russia unveils hybrid amphibious drone vehicle | sUAS News
A drone hybridized with an amphibious hovercraft has been presented at the Innoprom-2014 technology exhibition in Russia’s Yekaterinburg. This unique UAV doesn’t need an airfield to launch, so the only alternative is a helicopter.

Russia’s Rostech state corporation presented the first-ever drone that can land on any terrain, whether hummocky land, loose snow, sand, water, or swampland – any relatively flat surface will do.
july 2014 by warrenellis
Sorry Amazon: The FAA Will Not Allow Delivery Drones
"In a document seeking feedback on new drone policies, the FAA indicated that it does not want unmanned aircraft "delivering packages to people for a fee." Even if a company doesn't collect a fee—as Amazon has proposed—drone deliveries count as commercial activity, the agency says. And that's against the rules."
june 2014 by warrenellis
NASA wants to send a quadcopter drone to Titan | sUAS News
"NASA wants to search Saturn’s moon Titan for life but they’re having trouble coming up with a good way to cover a large territory and obtain samples. Now they think they may have a good solution: A 22-pound quadcopter that will work from a mothership."
space  drones 
june 2014 by warrenellis
"An uncoordinated mishmash of relatively unsophisticated data-gathering methods haphazardly connected to infrastructure" | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com
"I’ll go out on a limb here, and say that unmanned-vehicle road-drone delivery systems are the design endgame for “self-driving cars.” They’ll probably be small, light, and inhumanly fast, like smart mobile grocery carts lined in rubber bumpers. Big, ponderous, driverless cars as we know them today are quite similar to manned spacecraft. "
tech  drones  future 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Dubai To Get Drone Deliveries ‘Within A Year’ | sUAS News
"The system will apparently use fingerprint and retina identification to protect the cargo from unauthorised recipients."
february 2014 by warrenellis
French concept car comes with its own drone - Washington Times
"Renault doesn’t call the Kwid’s drone a drone, but instead opts for “Flying Companion,” that can help owners get a bird’s-eye view of traffic, find parking or use GPS technology to scout out destinations."
february 2014 by warrenellis
Toward a Drone Sexuality – Part 1: Knowledge and consent » Cyborgology
"We—the dronesexual, the recently defined, though we only call ourselves this name to ourselves and only ever with the deepest irony—we’re never sure whether the humming is pleasure or whether it’s a form of transmission, but we also don’t really care…There are no dronesexual support groups. We don’t have conferences. There is no established discourse around who we are and what we do. No one writes about us but us, not yet."
drones  writing  sex  philosophy 
december 2013 by warrenellis
MeCam Could Be The Perfect High-Tech Accessory For Narcissists – ReadWrite
"When does social media become pathological narcissism? Maybe when you broadcast your whole day via a tiny voice-controlled personal-surveillance drone that hovers in the air and follows you around."
drones  social  surveillance 
march 2013 by warrenellis
How the British Gov't Stripped Alleged Militants of Citizenship before they were Droned to Death | Informed Comment
"The government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – two of whom have been subsequently killed by US drone attacks."
pol  war  drones 
march 2013 by warrenellis
Columbia Packing Co. indicted for pigs’ blood in Trinity River | sUAS News
"I believe this is the first environmental crime to be prosecuted on the basis of UA evidence."
drones  surveillance 
january 2013 by warrenellis
Rhizome | Drone's Eye View: A Look at How Artists are Revealing the Killing Fields
“the drone also, for me, stands in part for the network itself: an invisible, inherently connected technology allowing sight and action at a distance. Us and the digital, acting together, a medium and an exchange. But the non-human components of the network are not moral actors, and the same technology that permits civilian technological wonder, the wide-eyed futurism of the New Aesthetic and the unevenly-distributed joy of living now, also produces obscurantist “security” culture, ubiquitous surveillance, and robotic killing machines."
drones  war  gz 
november 2012 by warrenellis
Quadcopter UAVs recharging your smartphone with wireless power
"in the future, you might be able to call out a quadcopter to recharge your mobile phone"
drones  comms  fairly+stupid 
june 2012 by warrenellis
Marine Corps pursues ‘kamikaze’ drone
"The Switchblade, produced by California-based AeroVironment, can be guided into a target and explode on impact, almost like a hand grenade"
drones  war 
may 2012 by warrenellis
FAA Makes Progress with UAS Integration | sUAS News
"Already, the agency has achieved the first unmanned aircraft systems milestone included in the 2012 FAA reauthorization – streamlining the process for public agencies to safely fly UAS in the nation’s airspace."
may 2012 by warrenellis
Bee research breakthrough might lead to artificial vision
"An international research breakthrough with bees means machines might soon be able to see almost as well as humans. The Australian and French research shows that honeybees use multiple rules to solve complex visual problems."
sci  gz  drones  tech 
may 2012 by warrenellis
Indian-run New Zealand firm designs UAV for cloud seeding | sUAS News
"Auckland-based Apeiron Aerospace, an innovative aerospace company focussed on delivering technology to the global UAV sector, has designed a tactical UAV system for cloud seeding as the existing process involving manned aircraft endangers the lives of pilots."
weather  geoengineering  geo  eco  drones 
march 2012 by warrenellis
Rhizome | Drone Desire
"In the world of robotic warfare, human pilots are apparently still good for something:  shooting down wayward drones."
drones  war 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Remote Sensing Tutorial Table of Contents
" Remote Sensing is a technology for sampling electromagnetic radiation comprising a signal emanating from its source target that is used to acquire and interpret non-contiguous geospatial data from which to extract information about features, objects, and classes on the Earth's land surface, oceans, and atmosphere (and, where applicable, on the exteriors of other bodies in the Solar System, or, in the broadest framework, celestial bodies such as stars and galaxies)."
tech  sci  drones  surveillance  space 
february 2012 by warrenellis
North Korea Developing UAV Based on U.S. Drone | sUAS News
"The North Korea drones are based on Raytheon’s MQM-107D Streaker target drones, which are used by the U.S. Army, and imported from a Middle East nation believed to be Syria, Yonhap news agency reported."
drones  war  pol 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Doyle McManus: U.S. targeted killing program needs discussion - latimes.com
"We needed a court order to eavesdrop on him," Hayden notes, "but we didn't need a court order to kill him. Isn't that something?"
drones  war  pol  crime 
february 2012 by warrenellis

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