Kelsey D. Atherton
at 12:05 PM Jul 26 2014
Drones // 

Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

Francie Diep
at 12:05 PM Jul 26 2014
Robots // 

The Hanwha Eagles of Daejeon, Korea, have been on a long losing streak, the BBC reports… but they are winners in our hearts here at Popular Science. That's because they have decided to amp up their fans by giving them access to three rows of telepresence robotsNot able to score a ticket to an Eagles game? No problem. These robots will be able to cheer, chant, show the faces of remote fans on their own screen faces, and hold up LED panels showing encouraging texts from fans.

Francie Diep
at 06:27 AM Jul 25 2014

When the paperwork at your doctor's office asks you how much alcohol you drink, do you write down the truth? Would you be more likely to tell the truth if an animated head interviewed you instead? One team of U.S. military psychologists is betting you would.

Kelsey D. Atherton
at 21:31 PM Jul 19 2014
Drones // 

Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.

Clay Dillow
at 06:24 AM Jul 18 2014
Drones // 

As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land vertically. Unlike airplane-esque drones, which are cumbersome to launch and land, Ares could drop into a tight spot, unload supplies or rescue soldiers, and then zip up and away.

Neel V. Patel
at 11:16 AM Jul 17 2014
Robots // 

The material could potentially spawn robots with all kinds of new functions, such as surgical robots that could slither through the body without damaging vital organs or vessels, or search-and-rescue robots that navigate safely through collapsed structures and rubble.

Anthony Fordham
at 14:34 PM Jul 14 2014
Drones // 

Australia needs new laws to handle the operation of drones in civilian airspace. That's the (unsurprising) finding after a seven-month House of Representatives inquiry. The committee has since "urged" the Australian Government to introduce legislation to protect citizens from "privacy-invasive technologies".

 
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