Navy fills new top post for unmanned systems

Both the creation of the N99 directorate and the deputy assistant post were lauded recently by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems for placing all things unmanned “under one hat” for better synergy. https://defensesystems.com/articles/2015/10/28/frank-kelley-navys-first-deputy-asst-sec-for-unamanned-systems.aspx?s=ds_021115 Dr. Hans Mumm

A Drone with a Sense of Direction

A small drone capable of building its own maps of an indoor space shows how the craft could become easier to use. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/542816/a-drone-with-a-sense-of-direction/ Dr. Hans Mumm

‘Drone slayer’ cleared of charges, judge says he had the right to shoot down UAV

In a landmark ruling that could have gun-toting drone-haters across the U.S. blasting the diminutive flying machines out of the sky on a more regular basis, a Kentucky judge this week dismissed a first-degree criminal mischief charge against a man who shot down a quadcopter hovering over his home. http://sports.yahoo.com/news/drone-slayer-cleared-charges-judge-091501655.html;_ylt=A0LEVv2IBzJWFkYAtsYnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw– Dr. Hans Mumm