Drone World

Image: Victor H/ShutterstockYesterday, the UK laid out its national robotics strategy with a call to be a world leader in robotic and autonomous systems. We’re sitting on a “robotics goldmine,” the Technology...

Image: Protei designThe world’s oceans are turning into plastic soup, and new research shows we have no idea where 99 percent of that toxic trash—hundreds of thousands of tons—actually is, making it...

How do you make a drone that can navigate through a forest? By putting it in a cage, then letting it bump into whatever it wants.Some UAVs may soon land on...

Image: AmazonSo, when are commercial drones finally going to be implemented on a widespread basis in American skies in a legal, Federal Aviation Administration-approved way? Maybe never. A scathing new Inspector General...

Image: Simon Bisson/FlickrA small, remote-controlled quadcopter lifts from the deck of a skiff. As it rises into the air, a gray whale breaches on the horizon. Slowly, the drone cruises towards...