The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the coming years. Among the biggest adopters of drones, and experimenters with them, have been universities. As the director of the University of California system’s Center…

What jobs will flying robots be doing in future?

In the James Cameron blockbuster The Terminator and its follow up sequels, the world was ruled by machines. Flying robots patrolled the skies while land-based vehicles with minds of their own trundled along on the ground below. That future is fast becoming a reality. But thankfully, instead of trying to wipe out humanity, these drones…

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety is hard at work looking into the future of unmanned aircraft. The director sees a lot of potential in the technology for agriculture, environmental, and even social opportunities. The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016…