In the not too distant future, you may hear the hum of a drone's rotors as it descends upon you and be filled with a sense of relief, not panic. After all, it's coming to save you, not harm you.
There is no about it, drones (also referred to as UAVs and UAS) are a disruptive technology that will significantly impact geospatial professionals not only in the U.S., but around the world. While the mainstream media has mostly pushed the panic button with regards to privacy and drones, you don’t often read a discussion about using drones for mapping.
In Capitol Hill Seattle's complaints blog, a woman has reported a stranger flying a drone near her house and refusing to leave.
The United States military has been operating its armed MQ-9 Reaper drone since 2007.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have successfully demonstrated how the GPS signals of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can be commandeered by hackers.
The Pentagon is significantly increasing the deployment of unmanned aircraft for wartime missions and peacetime surveillance operations.
The deployment of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement agencies within the continental United States is obviously a controversial topic.
University of Colorado Boulder researchers say they've developed a UAV that flies farther and faster, and uses less fuel, than any other of its size.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has had a great idea about how to develop the next generation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - it wants you to do it.
Unmanned American drones are helping British soldiers deployed in Afghanistan to step up their fight against the Taliban.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has uncloaked an advanced unmanned combat aircraft prototype.
NASA's unmanned Global Hawk aircraft has successfully completed four science flights over the Pacific Ocean.
The US Air Force is preparing the unmanned X-51A WaveRider for its first hypersonic flight on Tuesday, May 25.