RMIT University researchers are aiming for a world-first by developing unmanned drone aircraft that mimic the flight patterns of birds.
Picking up where it left off during the summer, the futuristic aircraft carries out at-sea maneuvers on and around its third aircraft carrier.
The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."
Wrapping up a classified 469-day mission, an unmanned Air Force space plane dropped out of orbit and returned to Earth on Saturday, executing an automated landing to close out the program's second test flight.
In another step toward building an operational space station, China launches an unmanned Shenzhou capsule for automated docking tests with a prototype lab module.
Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room blog joins us today to discuss the use of unmanned surveillance aircraft in the raid on bin Laden and the future of this technology for the military forces.
Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room blog joins us today to discuss the use of unmanned surveillance aircraft in the raid on the bin Laden compound, and the future of this technology for the Army, the Air Force, and other countries' military forces.
The prototype aircraft, which sports a striking flying-wing design, flew for 17 minutes last month. Says Boeing: "Autonomous, fighter-sized unmanned aircraft are real."
The EUREKA E! 3931 ASARP project is testing a UAV whose wing and tail tabs move to counteract wind in the hopes that it can improve maritime search-and-rescue operations.
The U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency hosted demonstrations at Fort Lee, in Virginia, of an MIT-developed prototype unmanned robotic Toyota lift truck.