UAV

Error Sends US Navy Robot Helicopter Towards Restricted Washington Airspace

The second of Asimov’s laws of robotics says that a robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, unless that order will endanger humans. Fine in theory. But what happens when those instructions are corrupted? Lewis Page at the Register reports on the “software error” that sent a military robot helicopter straying

FanWing a New Type of Aircraft

The FanWing experimental aircraft opens up a new area of aerodynamics Various designs to establish a means of integral lift and thrust using a horizontal-axis wing rotor are recorded back as far as the late 19th century. Some of the experiments started to take off but did not sustain flight. The FanWing series of prototype

Video: New Anti-Aircraft Laser Shoots Down UAV

US firm Raytheon has unveiled its anti-aircraft laser at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire. The Laser Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) can either be used on its own or alongside a gunnery system. In May, the laser was used to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in a series of tests. Raytheon said the solid state

Recon Robot Goes to Prison

From what I hear (from documentaries, reality TV shows), prison ain’t nothin’ nice. I don’t mean just for the prisoners, but for the guards as well. Not a job I envy in the least, but one that obviously is necessary.

Robots Aid Rescue Teams in Haiti

We’re not surprised to see robots aiding in disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Beale Air Force Base has dispatched a Global Hawk UAV that will provide aerial imagery to support humanitarian efforts.

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

The NASA Ares project is a rocket propelled UAV designed to fly one mile above the surface of Mars. Ares is five meters long with a six meter wingspan.

NexGen UAV’s: Global Hawk

Accurate and up-to-date intelligence is the key to success of an effective strike in modren war fare. UAV’s such as Predator have proved their success in field. Another combat proven ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) system that has seen recent success in both Afghanistan and Iraq is the Global Hawk.

Incredible Unmanned Vehicles

Every passing day we are seeing more and more robots and autonomous systems being used. Just like a coin has two sides, the technology is being used both for good and bad purposes. Today, we will show you the fist look at some of the autonomous systems that are currently in design/ testing phase.

Inside a drone strike

We all know about the predator strikes going on in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other US battlefields around the world these days. What many of us don’t know, however, is that these are all controlled half a world away form Edvards airbase in Arizona, USA. We have all seen videos of predator strikes (and their results), but not of how its