Monday, November 29, 2010

Predator Drones Featured in Wikileaks

[Cross-posted from ABA's ST-AIRC Blog]

Among other tidbits in the Wikileak documents: many countries are asking for the US to sell them Predator drones.

WikiLeaks Reveals Everybody’s Christmas List: The World Wants Drones

By Adam Rawnsley

Only a select few close American allies have the export-restricted Predator B (a.k.a. MQ-9 Reaper) armed drones, but that hasn’t stopped countries from the United Arab Emirates to Turkey from pestering & pleading with America to sell them the shiniest new toy, the WikiLeaks document show...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DoD Studying Flying Snakes

[Cross-posted on ABA's ST-AIRC blog]

Not directly related to robots (yet), but still interesting: the Defense Department is sponsoring studies on flying snakes.

More here.