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June 21, 2019 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 17 June 2019
Army Buys 9,000 Mini-Drones, Rethinks Ground Robots
This summer, Army soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan with air support literally in the palm of their hands: the 1.16-ounce Black Hornet mini-drone. New ground robots are entering...
June 4, 2019 | Source: U.S. Army, Patrick Ferraris, 17 May 2019
Soldiers Train With Army’s First Personal Unmanned Aerial System
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Imagine a battlefield where Soldiers have access to near-real time video transmitted back to them on a handheld device. Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO...
May 7, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 1 February 2018, Paul Scharre
Debating Slaughterbots and the Future of Autonomous Weapons
People can look at the same technology and disagree about how it will shape the future, explains Paul Scharre as he shares a final perspective on the Slaughterbots debate. Paul...
Survivability and Vulnerability
September 11, 2017 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, 25 July 2017, Evan Ackerman
Naval Research Lab Tests Swarm of Stackable CICADA Microdrones
The U.S. Naval Research Lab has been working on its CICADA (Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft) drones since at least 2011. The tiny drones are designed to be carried...
August 2, 2017 | Source: Defense iQ, defenseiq.com, 7 July 2017, Rory Jackson
Small is Beautiful: Nano Drone Tech is Advancing
The technology behind unmanned air systems (UAS) has taken off in recent years and as a result UAS can fly faster and further than ever before – performing ever more sophisticated...
July 31, 2017 | Source: Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, draper.com, 19 January 2017
Equipping Insects for Special Service
Draper combines navigation and neuromodulation to guide insects The smallest aerial drones mimic insects in many ways, but none can match the efficiency and maneuverability of the...
May 30, 2015 | Source: army-technology.com
PD-100 Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle, United Kingdom
The PD-100 Black Hornet is a tiny unmanned air vehicle (UAV) developed by Prox Dynamics. The Black Hornet UAV allows armed troops to spy potential threats. The small, remotely-...