Russia tests ‘underwater quadcopter’ for cold water exploration

Russia tests ‘underwater quadcopter’ for cold water exploration By: Kelsey D. Atherton     This quadcopter-shaped submersible robot uses rotors on limbs much like its aerial brethren. (Screenshot by Kelsey D. Atherton)  In a swimming pool in Krasnoyarsk, Russia a robot prototype prepares for an arctic journey. The robot is small enough, the preparations modest enough, that […]

Drone sightings halt flights at Newark Liberty International Airport

New York — Newark Liberty International Airport stopped flights late Tuesday afternoon after drones were spotted flying nearby. One pilot said a drone missed his jet by less than 30 feet. Airline pilots reported the very close call with what’s thought to be one or two drones flying at about 3,500 feet over Teterboro Airport in […]

The Army wants drones that make their own networks

The Army wants drones that make their own networks By: Kelsey D. Atherton     With or without optional VTOL booms, the Resolute Eagle can carry Persistent System’s MANET communication tool internally. (PAE ISR)  Eventually, the Shadow will come to pass. The Army is looking for replacements to the venerable drone, first flown in 1991, through its […]