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  • Parrot previews wing-shaped Disco drone

    Parrot has developed a distinctive wing-shaped drone that swoops through the sky at high speed and can be automatically controlled from a smartphone app.

    Written by Martyn Williams05 Jan. 16 03:00
  • Autonomous robot scans steel structures

    An autonomous robot created by Australian researchers is providing engineers with high-definition images of the integrity of steel structures that support the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    Written by Byron Connolly18 Aug. 15 16:16
  • RMIT drone can think like an airline pilot

    Researchers at RMIT University have developed a drone equipped with technology that allows it to automatically communicate through human language with an air traffic controller if it loses connection with a remote pilot on the ground.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett27 Feb. 15 16:25
  • Australia should introduce drone privacy laws by 2015: committee

    The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has recommended that the Australian government introduce privacy legislation by 2015 to cover the use of drones, according to a report tabled in Parliament today.

    Written by Hamish Barwick14 July 14 15:45