The Future of Drones

Drones Are Helping Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Drones can locate downed lines and repair them more easily than humans.

At This Drone Competition, To Win Is To Destroy
The best way to find the toughest drones is to run them through an a…
The Pentagon Clears Bases to Shoot Down Drones
Any drone caught over a U.S. military base can now be downed or dest…
Testing New Military Drone Tech on WWII Relic
When the Air Force needed a do-anything workhorse to test a new UAV …
Drones in the sky, drones in the sea, drones on land: this is the future of human augmentation.
Drone Flying Cars Will Soar Over Dubai This Summer

Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline.

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Submarine Drone Can Swim For Months And Then Fly Away

The CRACUNS can hide in waiting at the bottom of the sea, ready to strike at a moment's notice.

Why Talk To Drones Over Radio When You Can Use Lasers?

Free space optical communication is the new way to communicate with the skies.

Will America Ever Build a Long-Range Strike Drone?

The Navy has shown that autonomous aircraft can take off and land on aircraft carriers. But what will those super-drones do?

45 Ways the Drones Are Taking Over
Drones can fly to places where humans cannot reach and capture breathtaking footage, but that's far from the limit of their amazing abi…
This Big Bully Drone Catches Your Puny Drone in a Net
French company Malou Tech invents an ingenious and hilarious way to keep small drones away from nuclear plants and other places they sh…
Drone Waiters Will Now Take Your Order
Infinium Robotics will unleash the robots in Singapore later this year. Are diners ready?
This Bouncy Search-and-Rescue Drone Could Save Your Life
The drone is designed to navigate dangerous terrain safely.
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How ESPN Is Shooting the X Games with Drones
For the Winter X Games, the FAA gave ESPN permission to fly camera-rigged drones around Aspen
The Drones of the Future Will Work in Flocks
The Pentagon wants its next generation unmanned aerial vehicles to be smart, independent and working in flocks. Here's why.
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Take a Dramatic Drone-Shot Aerial Tour of New York City
Sky Tech One Aerial Photography's aerial footage of the Big Apple feels like a movie intro.
Here Is the Navy's Full-Size Drone Helicopter Taking Off by Itself
The autonomous MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopter can take on communications and recon missions.
Why the Navy Is Building a Five-Foot Robot Tuna
GhostSwimmer could spy on the enemy and protect the Navy's ships.
The Military Wants a Dancing Drone That Can Fly Through Windows
DARPA looks to startup company KMel and its musical drones.
Screenshot of RCFlyMaps, an app intended to keep drones away from airplanes.
Can the FAA Really Keep Drones Away From Planes?
Keeping hobbyist drones away from airports will be harder than the FAA thinks.
Explore the Creepy Ruins of Chernobyl Through the Eyes of a Drone
A drone armed with video equipment recently flew over the skies of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city that was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Pow…
GoPro Developing Camera-Equipped Drones
The video device maker takes the next step in its fleet of products.
Now Drones Are Taking Off From Other Drones
It's not quite the Heli-Carrier of the Marvel Universe, but Flite Test's feat is a vision of the future of drones.
Ambulance Drones are Almost Here
In the future, unmanned helos will carry wounded soldiers away from the battlefield. That future is coming soon.
How Scientific Sea Drones Became the Eyes of the Navy
From hunting and hiding submarines to planning SEAL missions, a fleet of 65 aquatic, submersible drones is already giving the U.S. Navy…
The Art of Flying Your Very Own Drone
Drones are coming to American skiesnot just for surveillance or security work, but also for hobbyists. If you want to pilot your own dr…
Why NASA is Flying Drones Into Hurricanes
Starting this fall, NASA will begin flying Global Hawk UAVs over the tops of swirling hurricanes and on data-gathering missions to wher…