Drone World

American film companies want the right to not have to do this. Image: FAA PetitionThe Federal Aviation Administration is considering letting Hollywood production companies fly drones to film movies. But, regardless...

A herd of elephants, as seen from a UAV. Image: PLOS OneDrones are supposed to help us save the rhinos and the elephants—something they’re not going to be able to if...

Image: Mesa County, CO Sheriff’s Dept.Last week, the Los Angeles police department announced a new acquisition: two Draganflyer X6 drones, small hexacopters about three feet wide and capable of being outfitted with...

Image: ShutterstockPrison yards have spotlights and surveillance towers and barbed wire fences and security cameras to keep prisoners in—and soon, they might have drones too. Corrections officials in Ohio are looking...

Image: Karl Larson/Marquee Las VegasFlying robots, a heavy bucket of glass bottles and ice, a pool, and drunken revelers doesn’t seem like the safest of combinations—but that’s what you’ll get at...