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The Federal Aviation Administration Is Looking Into Pilotless Commercial Flights [Aviation]

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The FAA wants to bring the aviation industry into the 21st century, and one particularly terrifying area of their research, announced today, is the possibility of commercial planes that fly themselves. What could go wrong, besides just about everything? More

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Drone Pilots Could Be Tried for "War Crimes," Law Prof Says [Drones]

by on May.01, 2010, under Crime, Drones, Home Automation, Law, Military, Republished, Robots, War, Warcrimes

Harold Koh , the State Department’s top legal adviser, outlined the administration’s legal case for the robotic attacks last month. Now, some legal experts are taking turns to punch holes in Koh’s argument.

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Incredible Perching UAV Lands On And Takes Off From Walls [UAVs]

by on Apr.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, ash, Av, clear, dash, de, Display, Drone, Drones, Ds, E, Ea, Et, F2, future, Ge, Gizmo, Gun, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, incredible, Ion, Isp, Lg, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, perching, Perching uav, plan, Plane, Planes, Play, Pr, pre, Q, que, Rc, Red, Research, rom, Spy, Spying, Style, Tag, TI, Uav, UAVs, Vide, Video, Wall, X1

This little guy is pretty remarkable: a fixed-wing aerial drone that lands by clinging vertically to a wall, and takes off from the same position. I’m not saying this is the future of spy planes—but it should be. More

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Pilotless Navy Helicopter Busts Cocaine Deal During Trial Run [Robocopter]

by on Apr.13, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Av, boat, Boats, business, BUST, clear, Crime, dash, de, deal, Display, Dj, Drones, Drugs, Ds, E, Ea, Film, fire, Fire scout, Ge, Gizmo, Gq, Hd, Helicopter, Helicopters, Home, Home Automation, Home Base, Im, Isp, Jet, Les, mind, Mod, Navy, Nes, One, order, Os, Padd, Pee, PI, Play, Q, Radar, Rc, robocop, Robocopter, ship, speed, Style, Tag, ted, TI, TV, Ui, Us, War, X1

The US Navy’s unmanned ” Fire Scout ” helicopter was out minding its own business on a trial run, when its home base warship detected a suspicious speedboat on radar. That’s when Robocopter kicked into high pursuit—filming the whole way. More

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