Drones

Coming in all shapes and sizes, from tiny quad-copters to gargantuan solar-powered fixed-wing designs, drones are set to transform our lives in myriad ways. Having already made a huge impact in the military, numerous companies and research teams are exploring the commercial and civilian applications of unmanned aircraft – from autonomous sky-faring taxis to swarms of battlefield-ready flying robots.
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US Army creates a drone-netting grenade

​As last month's grounding of flights at Gatwick Airport showed us, drones can cause a lot of problems – and they can even pose a security risk – when they're flown in the wrong places. Engineers with the US Army are developing a countermeasure, in the form of a drone-netting grenade.

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Titan underwater drone gets a robotic arm

​As is the case with their aerial counterparts, underwater drones may be fun at first, but after a while you'd likely want to actually DO something with them. Well, Chinese manufacturer Geneinno recently took a step in that direction, by unveiling a powered manipulator arm for its Titan drone.

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