Weekly Roundup 4/20/15

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4/13/15 – 4/19/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Last week, the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional…

Imagining Our Drone-Filled Future Cities

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Anab Jain is the cofounder of Superflux Lab, a design practice based in Ahmedabad and London. Its projects examine the ways emerging technologies integrate with our environment and everyday life, exploring these implications in a multidisciplinary fashion. By combining art,…

CNAS Primer on LAWS for UN Delegates

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This paper is published with permission from the Center for a New American Security. By Paul Scharre, Michael C. Horowitz, and Kelly Sayler On April 13-17, delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) will discuss lethal autonomous weapon…

Weekly Roundup 4/13/15

DroneCast, an advertising company, uses drones to fly banners over events and businesses. Credit: DroneCast

4/6/15-4/12/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As the FAA grants more and more exemptions for the commercial…

The Anatomy of a Human Rights Investigation

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By Jason Gregg Drones are becoming a common feature in war. Israeli air operations in Gaza and U.S. operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and, most recently, in Syria, suggest that the use of armed drones in combat will likely continue to expand. The…

The Drone Exemptions

A Trimble UX5 drone at a construction site. Credit: Trimble.

By Dan Gettinger On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration released the names of 30 new companies that had approval to use drones commercially. Although the announcement was made quietly, in terms of numbers of companies, this new round of approvals…

Weekly Roundup 4/6/15

Former Singapore Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean inspects a Hermes 450 drone in 2007. Singapore's UAV squadron was declared operational last week. Credit: Ministry of Defence

3/30/15 – 4/5/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone The National Air and Space Museum recently took possession…

Drones in the National Air & Space Museum

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By Arthur Holland Michel On Thursday March 19, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, home to such iconic aircraft as the Enola Gay, the Spirit of St. Louis, the SR-71 Blackbird (which travelled from Los Angeles to its final…

Weekly Roundup 3/30/15

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) holds up an AR Parrot drone at last week's hearing on domestic drones. Credit: Dan Gettinger

3/23/15 – 3/30/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone In a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic, James…