Late last year, but only revealed recently, there was a first that will likely one day be considered historic: robotic air-to-air combat was born, with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone shooting down a smaller, target drone, all without humans physically involved. It’s likely this is just the first example of drone-on-drone…
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a near-collision involving a drone and a helicopter near Hollywood, Florida, according to multiple reports. And it came damn near close to contact.
If you’re missing your daily dose of eye candy, the mad Latvian drift filmmakers at Robyworks—with the help of some drone racing friends—are here to help.
Most people don’t realize just how long unmanned aircraft have been around; basic autopilot technology is well over a century old, and radio-controlled drones pre-date WWII. This exciting picture shows a GM A-1 drone from 1946, being launched by a great-looking car. What is that car?
The Daytona 500 didn’t go too well for quite a few racers yesterday and it also did not go well for Fox Sports’ new tethered camera drone. During one of the many crashes a piece of debris smacked the drone right out of the sky.
The unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and/or aerobats we all call “drones” have become so commonplace that you can pick one up in a drug store along with your toilet paper and candy. I have big dreams of flying a fancy one, but today my quest begins modestly.
A civilian drone flying well over the regulated height above Staten Island crashed into a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter last week, causing an alarming amount of damage, according to Army officials with the 82nd Airborne Division via The New York Post.
Look at how CUTE this baby drone is.
The Israeli military is taking drone warfare to a new level with its procurement of small multi-rotor drones that can carry machine guns and other kinds of weapons. A former Israeli Special Forces veteran and another ex-Israeli military friend are making the drones through their Florida startup, Duke Robotics.
A former intelligence officer who now owns a consumer drone company fears it’s a matter of time before ordinary, increasingly common drones become a weaponized threat to the public unless the federal government acts fast. He knows how consumers are modifying them to work beyond their intended capabilities, potentially…
The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.
Sometimes the drone crew in a video looks like they’re as big of a bunch of hoons as the people they’re filming. Here’s some absolutely stunning footage from East Coast Bash where the crew from RC Flying Cameras got to get up close and personal with a bunch of drift cars.
Drones produce some cool aerial footage, but there’s a good reason why most racing events tell you to leave them at home. This is what happens when one flies directly into a car’s path on a World Rally Championship stage. It doesn’t end well for the drone.
An American F-15E shot down a suspected pro-Syrian government drone in southeastern Syria today after it “dropped one of several weapons it was carrying near a position occupied by Coalition personnel who are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS”, according to the CENTCOM news release.
Right around the time Toyota asked everyone to stop calling it boring, the company gave a startup called Cartivator more than $350,000 for its “flying car” that’s supposed to be commercialized by 2020. But the flying car is actually more like a drone, and it, um, doesn’t work very well so far.
Toyota wants you to stop calling it boring, and dang it, Toyota is going to give some hipster kids money to build a flying car in order to prove its coolness. The goal is to get a prototype in the air by next year, with four rotors helping lift it off of the ground. But wait, no, this actually sounds like a drone.
Drones are buzzing around the sky delivering products to customers, snapping videos and photos and conducting search and rescue missions, making it necessary for all of these high-flying machines to be regulated with their own air traffic system set to launch by 2025.
Today Google founder Larry Page showed off Kitty Hawk, a new startup company that bills itself as making a much-anticipated “flying car,” and... it’s not really a flying car. It does look fun, though?
No one really knows the environmental ramifications of scrapping hundreds of thousands of cheating diesel Volkswagens. That’s scary in and of itself. But the sheer scale of what’s going on is hard to imagine, and while you’ve probably seen still shots of the various places where those hordes of VWs are parked, this…
U.S. General David Perkins told an audience at a military symposium recently that a U.S. ally shot down a $200 drone with a Patriot missile, usually used to take down Iraqi Scuds. He said the drone “did not stand a chance against a Patriot,” according to video of his remarks. No shit. Of course it didn’t.