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Is Drone Racing Legal?

Multicopter racing with first-person view camera systems is an increasingly popular sport—despite the FAA’s uncertain view of the activity


Is Graphene Really in Need of a Killer App?

The slow commercial development of another nanomaterial appears to be creating some sweaty palms


Google Patents a Way For Robocars to Decide When Not to Drive

For one thing, the car won't take over the wheel if it thinks you're too drunk to take it back again


Google Bought 28% of Patents Offered During Its Patent Purchase Experiment

It paid $250,000 for one but declined a $3.5 billion offer


Why We Really Should Ban Autonomous Weapons: A Response

Autonomous weapons could lead to low-cost micro-robots that can be deployed to anonymously kill thousands. That's just one reason why they should be banned


Mergers and Layoffs Strike the Semiconductor and Wireless Industries

But engineers shouldn't worry too much


Video Friday: Talking Humanoids, Badminton Robots, and Boomerang Drone

The week's best robot videos are here


Obama Orders Speedy Delivery of First Exascale Supercomputer

Obama's executive order aims to achieve exascale supercomputing and pave future for computers


IEEE RAS

Is Drone Racing Legal?

Multicopter racing with first-person view camera systems is an increasingly popular sport—despite the FAA’s uncertain view of the activity


Why We Really Should Ban Autonomous Weapons: A Response

Autonomous weapons could lead to low-cost micro-robots that can be deployed to anonymously kill thousands. That's just one reason why they should be banned


Video Friday: Talking Humanoids, Badminton Robots, and Boomerang Drone

The week's best robot videos are here


Manufacturing MakerBots for the Mass Market

How an engineer re-jiggered a 3D printer and its factory to streamline production


Robots Reveal How Water Striders Jump on Water

A tiny robot shows how water striders can jump without sinking


We Should Not Ban ‘Killer Robots,’ and Here’s Why

What we really need is a way of making autonomous armed robots ethical, because we’re not going to be able to prevent them from existing


Package Delivery by Drone

At a NASA Convention, Workhorse Group presents its plan to have drones drop packages at your door


Drone Control: Here’s How Amazon Thinks Drones Should Fit Into U.S. Airspace

Amazon urges FAA to create a drone zone, separating drones within it by speed and capabilities.


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