3. Russia rolls out pizza delivery drones

    Check out this video of a pizza drone in action.


  4. Say hello to Samsung’s SGR-1, a military robot that can detect a human face at a distance of 2 miles, and can fire its machine gun or grenade launcher without human operation.

    Robots are the not-too-distant future of war


  5. Say hello to WildCat, a cheetah-inspired military prototype that can prance and gallop at 16 mph.  The company that made this and a bunch of other military robots was just bought by Google.





  9. "This a political win for Rand Paul that even he can’t have imagined when he started talking just before noon today."

    Rand Paul filibustered for nearly 13 hours yesterday about President Obama’s drone policy, and it’s being called a stroke of political genius.


  10. Not all drones are killers.

    A San Francisco-based lab called Darwin Aerospace has successfully test-launched an automatic delivery service that uses GPS-equipped drone to deliver burritos. (The burrito is loaded into a canister with an attached parachute, and the drone drops it over its target.) The “Burrito Bomber,” as it’s appropriately called, won’t be available for commercial use until meeting FAA approval in 2015.

    More non-lethal drones

    (Source: theweek.com)


  11. Cartoon of the day — Election drones 
    PAT BAGLEY © 2012 Cagle Cartoons

    More cartoons

    (Source: theweek.com)


  12. Welcome to the drone era. Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration relaxed the rules for deploying unmanned aerial vehicles. 30,000 unmanned aerial vehicles — some as small as birds — are expected to be peering down on American soil by the end of the decade.

    The American Civil Liberties Union warns that drones may “profoundly change the character of public life,” ushering in an era in which Americans could be monitored every time they step outside. Fences and property lines may no longer serve as barriers to police surveillance — or Peeping Toms. “You want to sunbathe in the nude on your own property?” says Jay Stanley of the ACLU. “Now you can’t be sure nobody is watching you.”

    That prospect alarms many people: A recent Rasmussen poll found that more than 50 percent of Americans oppose drones’ use in domestic skies. 

    The drone over your backyard: A guide