In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.
The spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces says army troopers and allied fighters from Popular Committees have a large number of domestically-developed combat drones and ballistic missiles in their inventory.
A recent report has disclosed that a Persian Gulf kingdom wanted to purchase Israeli-made unmanned aerial vehicles several years ago amid reports that a number of Arab countries are dramatically warming up their relations with the Tel Aviv regime after secret contacts.
A team of researchers from Hungary, Norway and the Netherlands has found a way to better control a large swarm of drones—give them more autonomy. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes their approach and how well it has worked in real drone swarms.
Autonomous flight is no problem in open airspace, but today's self-flying drones are ill-equipped to navigate busy city streets and tree-filled neighborhoods at low altitudes. Researchers at the University of Zurich are trying to change that.