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Focus on future of drones

Laura Goodall posted in on November 26th, 2014.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – also known as drones – have exploded onto the market in recent years, with potential applications ranging from scientific research to filming movies. However, the Civil Aviation Authority is concerned that the technological advances are flying ahead of current safety rules and will be introducing new rules to suit drones’ […]

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SMC BRIEFING: Unmanned flight – pushing the limits

John Kerr posted in on November 25th, 2014.

Consumer-grade and custom-designed drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have exploded onto the market in recent years, opening up a surprising range of potential applications, but also raising concerns that the speed of technology development is outstripping current safety rules.   A new briefing from the SMC brings together several experts to explore the range of […]

ODT: Joint Force Robotics

Peter Griffin posted in on October 5th, 2009.

An opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times talks about the growing sophistication of warfare robotics, and the hope of some that combat robots could come to replace almost every function currently played by humans in warfare. It goes on to compare this with Minister Wayne Mapp’s suggestion of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, […]

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