Drones already help with search and rescue, but teaching machines to identify victims on their own could free up human rescuers to do other crucial work.
Cheap, powerful, and more widely used by greater numbers of people, drones are causing a headache at supposedly secure locations worldwide.
Drones can be the best way to study animals but only if used responsibly.
The debate on autonomous weapons isn't paying enough attention to the technology already in use.
Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles are already saving lives in search and rescue operations, but they still need improvements if they're to be widely used in the most dangerous situations.
Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data.
LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
Get a taste of a drone-enabled future by looking at innovations and explorations from researchers, students and employees at one of the nation's largest university systems.
Tremendous technology is on a collision course with reality.
All over the country, novice drone pilots are launching their new Christmas presents skywards. But do they all know the rules? Here's a primer.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
Here's the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
If, like auto racing, drone racing becomes a long-lasting sport yielding financial rewards for backers of winning teams, might new technologies find their way into commercial and consumer products?
Drones are useful tools for studying and protecting wildlife. But with their growing popularity comes a growing need to make sure they don't harm the animals they're trying to observe.
A bill before Congress could pave the way for the opening of our backyards, neighborhoods, business properties and campuses to commercial drone traffic.
Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.
Long awaited changes to the regulations on some drone flights in Australia are set to give the industry a shake up.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can keep remote sensors alive and deal with dangerous scenarios.
People and machines need to be able to interact and communicate effectively. Right now we – and they – can't. But without that, we risk missing the potential benefits of collaboration.