Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

Sep 13, 2016

Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

After months of tests, Dutch police will become the world’s first force to train and employ an army of eagles, using the centuries-old skill of falconry against the modern-day scourge of unauthorized drones. In their first public demonstration of their unorthodox new weapon, Dutch ...

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

Sep 12, 2016

Abe wants to raise construction site productivity with drones, AI

The government unveiled has unveiled a campaign to raise productivity at construction sites by 20 percent by 2025 through the use of drones and artificial intelligence. At an inaugural meeting of officials and private-sector experts tasked with formulating new growth strategy policies, Prime Minister ...

Sep 5, 2016

Toshiba, Canon to start commercial drone services

Toshiba Corp. and Canon Inc. are starting separate drone-based services for corporate clients. Toshiba said Monday it will partner with auto parts manufacturer Alpine Electronics Inc. to commercialize a system by March 2018 to inspect remote infrastructure such as power cables and steel towers. ...

Drones put on show over Champs-Elysee in high-tech festival

Sep 5, 2016

Drones put on show over Champs-Elysee in high-tech festival

The Champs-Elysee was the setting of a mini-air show on Sunday as amateur drone enthusiasts flew their high-tech toys over the famed Paris avenue in the city’s first festival celebrating the gadgets. Concentrating intently, punters guided their remote-controlled flying machines through a brightly colored ...

U.S. releases parts of once-secret rules on drone strikes

Aug 7, 2016

U.S. releases parts of once-secret rules on drone strikes

The U.S. government has released a once-secret policy document dubbed “the playbook” that shows how officials select drone targets in areas outside war zones and the key role the president has in the process. The 18-page Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG), published Saturday by the ...

Jul 13, 2016

Drones and the new way of war

Civilian casualties are undercutting the military advantage of U.S. drones and raising moral questions about accountability and the ease of killing.

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama’s secretive counterterrorism campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in airstrikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya. The White House also released an ...