Police are using drones to enforce rules and surveil and intimidate people.
Some species, including blue whales, spend little time at the surface. So despite their overwhelming size, they can be hard to find and tough to study.
The usefulness of drones to the medical sector has been clear for several years – and well-funded start-ups have been trialling services around the world.
Start-ups in India, many in Kerala, have taken up the challenge of finding innovative solutions to the problems raised by COVID-19.
Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
With the enhanced capabilities of today's robots and drones, recent examples from China and Thailand and ongoing research show that they have the potential to help us navigate disasters.
Drones are coming to our cities – but what do people really think about them, and how can they have a sustainable future? New research provides some answers.
Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
Australia's only sea lion species is endangered and continues to decline. A new non-invasive monitoring technique could help to identify the causes and better inform conservation strategies.
The drone probably used to kill Iranian general Qassem Soleimani doesn't take away all risks and responsibilities from military personnel.
At Christmas shopping, you may have noticed toys are becoming very complex. They fly, hop, jump and follow you around – some even need to be 'connected'. But why are we seeing such technical advances?
Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians' lives – but there are obstacles.
Government agencies have detailed plans for responding to disasters, but one piece doesn't get enough attention: cleaning up the mess that's left behind.
Modified commercial drones are getting more powerful and can easily be turned into weapons. A researcher argues for ways to prevent their development.
Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
Drones are now an integral part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned theatre engagement. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?
Scientists have used drones and 3D modelling to work out the weight of Earth's largest mammals without killing them.
Saudi Arabia and Israeli in balancing act after strikes on Iran-backed militias.
You're as free to write anything in the sky as you are to post it on the internet, provided you have a plane, or a pilot willing to relay your message.