Weekly Roundup 4/14

Stills from videos showing Iran's Shahed-129 drone flying over Syria. Credit: The Aviationist blog.

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Weekly Roundup 4/7

A giant portrait of an young, unnamed victim of a drone strike was unveiled in Pakistan this week. Credit: from notabugsplat.com

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Interview: Ryan Calo

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Ryan Calo is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Washington. His work addresses a daunting question: “How should our legal system respond to the inevitable proliferation of autonomous robots in domestic life?” Calo is often looked to…

Weekly Roundup 3/31

A still from a video at Internet.org demonstrating how Facebook plans to deliver Internet access with drones. Source: Internet.org

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Who’s Afraid of a Small Drone?

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By Alex Pasternack Dianne Feinstein has a bone to pick with drones, especially since she confronted one on her own lawn. “I’m in my home and there’s a demonstration out front, and I go to peek out the window, and…

Weekly Roundup 3/24

Brian Wilson, center, is currently under investigation by the FAA for flying a drone over the site of the gas explosion in Harlem last week. Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

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Weekly Roundup 3/18

Lian Pin Koh, a conservation ecologist and founding director of Conservation Drones, shows a UAV to Nepali government officials. Credit: Conservation Drones

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What Do Bush Officials Have to Say About Drones?

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By Zachary Israel Officials who served in George Bush’s administration have been both critical and supportive of President Obama’s use of drones for targeted killing in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. The Bush administration was subjected to much criticism and controversy…

Weekly Roundup 3/11

A multi-rotor drone belonging to a hobbyist in Denver went missing last week. Credit: James Hobson // Hackaday.com

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