From Amazon.com to iron ore mines, drones are on the rise

First it was driverless trucks and trains, now Australia’s biggest mining companies are turning to drones. With mines, railways and ports sprawling over hundreds of kilometres, unmanned drones are increasingly being used by miners to check equipment, measure ore stockpiles and look after companies’ environmental obligations. The growing use of drones in industrial settings will […]

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Peter Sachs, a lawyer and drone advocate, requested an exemption to fly a paper airplane with an attached engine for commercial purposes. His goal was to find out if, given the opportunity, would the agency extend its jurisdiction to include paper planes? According to the FAA, if the paper airplane has an attached motor and […]

The International-Relations Argument Against Killer Robots

There are two levels of argument at work in last month’s open letter from the Future of Life Institute, which called for a ban on artificially intelligent weapons. One of them – that it is now technically simple to create machines that fire weapons at people – was explored by Musgrave and Roberts in Defense […]