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The Drone Revolution Revisited

by Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel. Both are co-directors of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College. In September 2016, the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College released a 45 page … Continue reading

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Openness and Risk in Robotics

by DAVID AXE In May 2010 Willow Garage, a startup robotics firm in California’s Silicon Valley, hosted a graduation for some of the world’s first humanoid robots. Eleven PR2 robots — two-armed ‘bots with wheeled bases, sensors and open-source software … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Beefs Up Anti-Sub Capabilities

by DAVID AXE The U.S. Navy appears to be quietly modifying some of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers with a new sonar system possibly optimized for detecting increasingly quiet Chinese submarines. Photos (before and after) of the destroyer USS Lassen show … Continue reading

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Armies Pursue Swarms, and Defenses against Them

In January 2008, five Iranian military speedboats swarmed three U.S. Navy warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz. There were some tense moments, as the Iranian boats sped around and through the American formation — and the Americans braced for … Continue reading

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