UK Drones

A Woman Had Her Takeaway Delivered By An Actual Robot

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Hear the phrase “drone delivery” and you’d be forgiven for immediately thinking about Amazon’s flying drones dropping parcels all over people...

Airbus' Giant Car-Carrying Drone Is Our New Favourite Way Of Getting To Work

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech

Airbus is well-known for coming up with wacky ideas but this has to be their wackiest yet. It’s a combination of three of the most trending technolo...

Stop The World - It's Going Too Fast!

Colin Bull | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

Every day we read articles in the media about new technologies, once reserved for sci-fi. The connected home, connected cars, hover boards are all no...

The Flying Taxi Is Finally Here And You Can Ride It This Summer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech

The United Arab Emirates has big plans for self-driving vehicles. By 2030, it wants a quarter of its transport to be autonomous. The EHang 184, a driv...

The Umbrella Drone Is The Absurd £1200 Gadget You've Always Wanted, Maybe

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech

All Brits know that sheltering from the rain isn’t just a temporary inconvenience, it is a daily struggle. And when you’re trying to carry your so...

The US Military Has Started Testing A Genuine Hoverbike

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech

A British hoverbike which started life as a Kickstarter project could one day deliver supplies to troops on the frontline. The US Military has contrac...

Watch US Fighter Jets Launch A Terrifying Swarm Of Mini-Drones Into The Californian Sky

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one thing more terrifying than conventional military drones, it’s a swarm of tiny military drones which share a distributed brain. The ...

2017: Rise Of The Drones, Failure Of The Government

Darren Jones | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Jones

The position of the Government therefore needs to be that of an interventionist state - not of the type of generations gone by, but of a strategic, risk sharing state - advocating the policies required for the future, instead of trying to apply the old rules to the new economy.

Amazon Has Casually Patented An Airship To Dispatch Its Drones

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon might have only just made its first commercial drone delivery, but it’s been drawing up plans for its flying parcel service for years. Now a ...

Zipline Drone Deliveries Could Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives In Remote Communities

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

Amazon made waves in the tech industry earlier this month after successfully completing its first drone delivery. It was an uneventful flight from one...

Crucial Unanswered Questions Remain In Amazon's Pre-Christmas UK Drone Delivery Announcement

Alan Mckenna | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Mckenna

The fanfare announcement by Amazon that they have recently made their first successful delivery by drone to a customer in the UK, whilst it provided valuable pre-Christmas publicity for Amazon and its Prime Air delivery service, should not be allowed to hide some serious issues

Drone Accessories Worth Getting

Ekim Saribardak | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ekim Saribardak

Drones are incredibly popular, everybody wants to have a drone these days. And I support you, they are fun to play with, you'll shoot great photographs and footage, go get one! But when you get a drone, you'll also need a variety of drone equipment in order to make your overall drone experience better

Women In Innovation: Creating Autonomous Drone Infrastructure

Siobhan Gardiner | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Tech
Siobhan Gardiner

My innovation, HEROTECH8, brings drone technology to places and people that either wouldn't have the resources, energy infrastructure, or technical know-how to reliably, and safely, operate drone systems. This is not by focusing on the vehicles (although this is a very popular topic at the moment with start-ups) - instead we create autonomous drone infrastructure.

More Than Half Of British Drone Owners Are 'Flying Blind', CAA Warns

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech

Drones, virtual reality headsets and drones piloted via virtual reality headsets are predicted to be among the most popular purchases this Black Frida...

Drone Safety A Key Factor Ahead Of Christmas

Jonathan Nicholson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Nicholson

It's for this reason that the Dronecode was first developed. It's a set of rules laid out to ensure safe, responsible use of drones to maintain the UK's excellent air safety record. Over the last few months we've been conducting research into the first Code to see how well it has been adopted and recognised and on the back of this, we've created a new version to further ensure safety remains as important as fun.

The US Army Unveil Giant 'Phaser' Which Can Shoot Down Drones

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Tech

The US Army have successfully tested a powerful new weapon which has the ability to shoot swarms of drones out of the sky without the need for a singl...

Will President Trump Extend The Disastrous 'War On Terror'?

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

President Trump promises to bring back "a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding". Although he likes it "a lot," he does not "think it's tough enough." What the Spanish Inquisition called tormento del agua is, for Donald Trump, "minimal, minimal torture." In other words, he wants to undo all the work that we at my organization Reprieve - and many others - have struggled to carry forward in the years since 9/11.

Not Just Droning On About Drone Safety

Jonathan Nicholson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Nicholson

None of this potential will be possible however, if early adopters risk creating a negative perception of the devices through irresponsible and dangerous use. We need to instil a sense of responsibility, ownership, and safe usage without losing the fun element for those flying drones as a hobby.

This Is Just About The Scariest Drone We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Tech
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Japanese engineers have created a drone with mechanical claws, and it might just be the scariest thing we’ve ever seen take flight. The flying machi...

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Drones - The Next Technological Frontier Or Impending Threat To National Security?

Colin Bull | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

With arguably some proven credentials - with drones already being used in television production; law enforcers using thermal imaging cameras to catch suspects; and utility firms able to check for leaks - what's not to like about speedy shopping or sending drones rather than humans on dangerous military or surveillance missions?

Forget Paddling, You Can Now Pilot A Kayak With A Drone

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech

Drones might look pretty flimsy, but now an 11-stone-man has successfully used a drone to pull him across a lake. YouTuber David Frei is popular for ...

Ireland From the Air: Adventures in Drone Photography

Janet Newenham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Sometimes in life you need to look at something with a whole new set of eyes to fully appreciate its beauty. As a travel writer who spends most of th...

Are Military Drone Pilots Really 'At War' If There Is No Jeopardy to Themselves?

Jon Welch | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Jon Welch

The justification of 'protecting' others - ground forces, innocent civilians, homeland security - is of course an entirely valid ethical point, but it's the same justification as might be used by some functionary deputed to deliver the lethal injection to a death row inmate - protecting others from someone innately bad, an enemy of society, doing a job that the rest of society is too soft and squeamish to countenance. But is that how flyers would want to see themselves? A technically adept functionary? Is that what they joined for?

The Reality of the Drone War in Pakistan

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Yes drone attacks violate human rights - but the US has also made it clear that they are in a state of war with terrorists. What this means is that the law of war governs their actions - not the law of peace. It might be a good idea to get a grip on those concepts and develop a legal justification as to why the law of peace operates.