Drones

China's National Defense University has designed a security robot that wields a Taser or cattle prod that may be fired remotely by a human controller. Otherwise the system can operate as a surveillance and patrol -bot. It also has a system that citizens may use to summon police.

At Tech Fair, China Unveils Armed Robot

A Chinese company has taken a ground-patrolling robot idea developed by a Silicon Valley firm more than two years ago to the next logical step,…








The PD-100 Personal Reconnaisance System (PRS) made by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics provides the modern day warrior with a game-changing piece of equipment for instant use on the battlefield. (Image courtesy Prox Dynamics)

Army Wants Drones Weighing Less than a Pound

Army leaders want to build a nano drone that weighs less than a pound with the entire unmanned system not weighing more than three pounds, according to a Request…








The New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing conducted their first MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) flying operation from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base and Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Defense Department photo/Eric Miller)

Air Force Drones May Fire Laser Weapons

Air Force drones will one day fire high-tech laser weapons to destroy high-value targets, conduct precision strikes and incinerate enemy locations from the sky, senior…


Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 23rd Chemical Battalion assemble their new PackBot 510 robots. (U.S. Army photo.)

U.S. Army Tests New Chem-Bio Detecting Robots

U.S. Army scientists have launched an experiment to develop a new compact robot that’s capable of detecting chemical, biological and other deadly agents from a…



Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, test the capabilities of the Legged Squad Support System (LS3), aboard Fort Devens, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Walters/Released)

Marine Corps Powers Down Robotic Mule

The U.S. Marine Corps has decided to power down its robotic mule, at least for now anyway. That’s according to my colleague, Hope Hodge Seck,…


(Image courtesy Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

Darpa’s Robotic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

The Pentagon’s research arm has achieved another breakthrough in a project designed to revolutionize the technology behind prosthetic limbs and potentially help wounded troops. The…


(Darpa photo)

Darpa: Calling All Robot Enthusiasts

  The Pentagon’s research arm wants to award robot enthusiasts $150,000 apiece to crank out prototypes that could support troops. The Defense Advanced Research Projects…