UK Drones

Underwater Drone To Search For MH370 As 'Debris' In Indian Ocean Is Mostly Garbage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

Underwater drones will be joining the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 this week, in the hope they can recover more than rubbish and fis...

'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.

Facebook Unveils Not-Terrifying Plan To Fill The Sky With Internet Drones

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has unveiled its plan to fill the world's skies with internet-connected solar powered drones. Just weeks after it was rumoured to be in ta...

Drones Are Showing Us Beautiful Places Humans Can't Reach

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Tech

Proving that they are of far more use than removing teeth from the mouths of kids, an LA filmmaking firm has deployed a drone to stunning effect in Al...

Drone Operations Marred By 'Myths And Counter Misinformation'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

The Ministry of Defence needs to be more open about its use of unmanned aerial drones if it is to build public confidence in their operations, MPs hav...

The Future Of The British Police Is This Terrifying Fleet Of Drones. Except It's Not 'The Future', It's Right Now.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech

British police will use unmanned drones for the first time as the first stage of what could be a dramatic rollout in the skies above the UK. Office...

Watch As A Drone Plays Chicken With An Erupting Volcano

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

During the recent UK floods we got a little taste of the potential for using drones to report news and document events and it looked pretty incredible...

Drone + 80,000 Taser = Robocop Future

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Tech

A drone affectionately called 'CUPID' has been equipped with an 80,000 volt taser and has successfully killed taken out a human, helpfully mapping out...

Facebook To Buy Solar-Powered Drone Company?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook is reportedly in talks to buy a company which makes huge, solar-powered drones. Titan Aerospace builds unmanned aircraft which it claims a...

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Army's 'Watchkeeper' Drone To Fly Above British Skies

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Tech

A huge unmanned drone is set to fly above UK skies this week ahead of trials in Afghanistan. Watchkeeper, a reconnaissance and surveillance unmanne...

New Military Drone Is Terrifying Cute

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Drones - sleek, silent, terrifying bringers of death from the skies. Usually. But sometimes they look like this... Gizmodo have pointed out it...

This New Car Comes With A Drone 'Companion'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Tech

You know how in some video driving games you view the race from above, looking down at your car, instead of in the driver's seat? That. But real. F...

WATCH: UK-Built 'Taranis' Stealth Drone Flies For The First Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

'Taranis' - an imposingly-named, British-made next generation military drone - has "surpassed all expectations" in its first test flight. BAE Syste...

Ned Simons

Oxfordshire Pub Summit For Cameron And Hollande Amid EU Spat | Ned Simons | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will host French president Francois Hollande on Friday, but the summit designed to cement military ties threatens to be overshadowed by ...

The Scientists Have Got Their Priorities Wrong - We Need Fewer Death Robots and More Hoverboards

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Next year we'll reach the year in which Back to the Future is set, and though there's a disappointing lack of hoverboards around, a number of their other predictions proved to be fairly prophetic.

UK Court's Drone Ruling Shows the Law Is an Ass

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

Recently, British courts have rivalled their counterparts across the pond in competing for the most senseless judgment. The latest example came just yesterday, when three British judges said they could not rule on whether British officials were complicit in murdering Pakistani civilians in US drone strikes because that might embarrass our friends in America.

WATCH: This Flying Jellyfish Robot Literally SWIMS Through The Air

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A "flying jellyfish" machine that swims through the air has been developed by scientists who believe it offers an alternative strategy for getting off...

The Next Weapon In The Fight Against Poaching? Drones.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Drones are not just for watching, killing and generally making people feel uneasy, they can also be put to much good use. A San Francisco startup h...

America's New Drone Is MASSIVE

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

America has a new drone - and it is MASSIVE. With the same wingspan as a Boeing 757 (39.6 metres), the MQ-4C Triton drone will provide the US Navy ...

US Unveils Terrifying 'Roadmap' For Drone Warfare Up To 2035

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The US Department of Defense has released its 'roadmap' for bringing new and ever-more-subjectively-terrifying robots to the battlefield. The 'Unma...

It's Time to Sort Fact From Fiction on Drones

Philip Dunne | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Philip Dunne

One of the most common myths I want to debunk is that UAS are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Afghanistan. Let me be clear, the majority of civilian deaths in Afghanistan are caused by insurgents, not UAS. In over 50,000 Reaper flying hours, there has only been one single operation that resulted in the deaths of civilians.

WATCH: Insect Drone Can Fly On Its Own For Nine Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech

The world isn't exactly short of drones - but it's never had any quite as cute as this. The DelFry Explorer is a new creation of researchers at Del...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

WATCH: Drone Attacked By Swarm Of Bees

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech

Among the things that Amazon hasn't counted on in trying to make its drone delivery service a goer are (a) birds and (b) reality. And now, to that...