Russian roboticist sees all-but-lethal autonomous weapon systems by 2030

Russian roboticist sees all-but-lethal autonomous weapon systems by 2030 By: Kelsey Atherton Drones may be a precursor to plans for autonomous weapon systems. More robots, including some with autonomous targeting capabilities and carrying weapons, are likely to be built and possibly even fielded. (Ministry of Defense, Russian Federation) In the complexity of war, pressing the trigger […]

Hydrogen Helicopter – Thunder Tiger HCX2 Jupiter

Hydrogen Helicopter – Thunder Tiger HCX2 Jupiter By Gary Mortimer  – 15 September 2018 A fuel-cell-powered Helicopter HXC-2 Jupiter from Thunder Tiger made its first flight this week. It uses a 6000W fuel cell module and carbon fibre fuel tanks to store its hydrogen. Thunder Tiger expect it to have an endurance three times greater […]

Combat robots

Combat robots May 8, 2018 Unmanned vehicle technology developers focus on artificial intelligence, machine automation, and collaborative algorithms to make tomorrow’s robots smarter and more lethal than ever. By J.R. Wilson As recently as 30 years ago, the only combat robots were in science fiction movies and TV shows. That began to change in 1991 with […]