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Robotics Company Offers $25K To Whomever Can Build A Poacher Tracking Drone. The Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge is offering a $25,000 reward – and a 10-day trip to South Africa’s Kruger National Park – to whichever team can develop a low-cost poacher-tracking aerial RTF drone capable of following African rhino and elephant poachers.

Robotics Company Offers $25K To Whomever Can Build A Poacher Tracking Drone

The organization hosting the competition, Kashmir Robotics, challenged teams of engineers to design drones on a budget of just $3,000, Popular Science reports. The Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge Video from a possible entry. That means the software and hardware costs can’t exceed the budget. The goal is to find a cheap design for a drone, which could prove useful in countering rhino and elephant poachers who operate in remote places in Africa’s parks where law enforcement has trouble getting to. The deadline for entries is December 1.

According to South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs, poachers, armed with an array of weapons, have slaughtered 265 rhinos in Kruger National Park this year alone. Are Drones Watching You? Homeland Security Drones Designed to Identify Civilians Carrying Guns. "I am very concerned that this technology will be used against law-abiding American firearms owners," said founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, Alan Gottlieb.

Homeland Security Drones Designed to Identify Civilians Carrying Guns

“This could violate Fourth Amendment rights as well as Second Amendment rights. " European Union Seeks Drone and Spy Satellite Network. After feigning outrage over the US spying on European citizens, the European Union has proposed the creation of what amounts to a pan-European equivalent to the National Security Agency (NSA), armed with a European drone programme and a spy satellite network.

European Union Seeks Drone and Spy Satellite Network

The extent of collusion between the European powers and the NSA in the mass surveillance of EU citizens has already been made apparent by the exposures from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The PRISM program was developed in collusion with the United Kingdom. Together with the UK’s own Tempora system, PRISM gives full access to the emails, phone calls, social network records and browser histories of millions of people, obtained by tapping into the fibre optic network of the Internet. Germany’s collaboration with the NSA is also extensive, making it a prime European hub for operations in Afghanistan as well as for gathering data on European citizens. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Help Guide Videos. University of Bristol researchers have unveiled a large semi-autonomous drone “which could be used to provide visual, thermal and radiation monitoring of radiation after a release of nuclear material”, said the University.

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Help Guide Videos

Jointly funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Sellafield, it is intended to avoid some of the problems that occured at the Fukishima disaster where, according to the University, as well as causing the reactors to fail, “the inundation also disabled 23 of the 24 radiation monitoring stations surrounding the site, leaving disaster response teams effectively ‘blind’ to the ensuing radiation hazard. Helicopter-based activities including monitoring were conducted at the risk of significant radiation exposure to the crews because a suitable alternative was not available.”

RTF Drones. RTF Drones. Animal Liberation’s Mark Pearson with the drone.

RTF Drones

Photo: Ryan Osland An animal welfare group is about to become the first in Australia to deploy surveillance drones to hunt for evidence of animal abuse on private property. The group Animal Liberation will operate a drone, equipped with a powerful camera, above free-range egg farms, sheep farms and cattle yards, to gather evidence of abuse. ALL AMERICA NEEDS TO SEE THIS! OBAMA'S DRONE WAR ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN!

‘Drones causing mass trauma among civilians,’ major study finds. An armed US Reaper drone over Afghanistan (U.S.

‘Drones causing mass trauma among civilians,’ major study finds

Air Force/Lt Col Leslie Pratt/ Flickr) The near constant presence of CIA drones ‘terrorises’ much of the civilian population of Pakistan’s tribal areas according to a new report. Men, women and children are subjected to almost constant trauma – including fear of attack, severe anxiety, powerlessness, insomnia and high levels of stress – says a nine month investigation into CIA drone strikes in Pakistan by two top US university law schools.

More than 130 ‘victims, witnesses and experts’ were interviewed in Pakistan for the study. A number of those eyewitnesses corroborated the Bureau’s own recent findings – that rescuers have been deliberately targeted by the CIA in the tribal areas. The new study heavily challenges US government claims that few civilians have died in CIA drone strikes, saying that there is ‘significant evidence’ to the contrary. A film accompanying the report has been placed on YouTube. 'Every Person Is Afraid of the Drones': The Strikes' Effect on Life in Pakistan - Conor Friedersdorf. Interviews with the civilians terrorized daily by American foreign policy Tribesmen sit with Sadaullah Khan, a man from Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region, who says he lost both legs and one eye in a 2009 drone strike on his house.

'Every Person Is Afraid of the Drones': The Strikes' Effect on Life in Pakistan - Conor Friedersdorf

Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in US. As Barack Obama renews his lease on the White House for another four years, his administration is debating how best to respond to a growing internal and public controversy over his first term’s non-battlefield counter-terrorist weapon of choice: armed drones.

Drones Provoke Growing Controversy in US

For months, senior administration officials have reportedly been haggling over the terms of a so-called “playbook” for the use of drones against suspected terrorists that will provide detailed rules for who will be included on so-called “kill lists,” under what circumstances drones can be used to kill them, and what agency can do the killing. The debate has also included whether or not—and to what extent—the government should make those rules, and the legal justifications that purportedly underlie them, public. States join battle over drone flights - The Hill's RegWatch. The nascent drone industry is coming under threat from lawmakers on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures who are weighing restrictions on their use in the United States.

States join battle over drone flights - The Hill's RegWatch

Eighteen states have considered bills that would limit the use of unmanned aerial systems, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and more are likely to follow suit. In Washington, meanwhile, lawmakers are pushing for new civil liberties and privacy protections to ease fears about invasive surveillance from the skies. Manufacturers of unmanned aerial systems say there is vast potential for police departments and law enforcement officials to use drones in their work. But the idea is being met with strong resistance in some states, including Virginia, which last week sent a bill to Republican Gov. Protests, Fury After US Drone Strike Kills 13 Civilians in Yemen. Protests have erupted in Yemen after a U.S. drone strike killed 13 civilians on Sunday.

Protests, Fury After US Drone Strike Kills 13 Civilians in Yemen

Agence France-Presse reports that three women and a child were among the dead in the strike near the town of Radaa, about 80 miles from the capital of Sanaa. "This was one of the very few times when our target was completely missed. It was a mistake, but we hope it will not hurt our anti-terror efforts in the region," an unnamed senior Yemeni Defense Ministry official told CNN.

Furious family members of the killed attempted to bring the corpses to the residence of President Abdurabu Hadi, but were thwarted by security forces, CNN adds. "You want us to stay quiet while our wives and brothers are being killed for no reason. Street artist behind satirical NYPD "Drone" posters arrested. Timeline Photos. » Apple Rejects App That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes Alex Jones.

Adan Salazar August 30, 2012 A new Apple iPhone application which would send text messages to users each time a U.S. drone strike occurs has been blocked for the third time by Apple’s app store, who deemed the program “not useful.” The app would tally drone strikes in a given area accompanied with a small news blurb. Labeling it “objectionable and crude,” Apple refuses to allow the program’s creator to offer the app to iPhone users, stating it violates the “objectionable content” guideline regulating software developers.

Josh Begley, the New York-based programmer that created the Drones+ app, says there’s absolutely nothing offensive about his app. “If the content is found to be objectionable, and it’s literally just an aggregation of news, I don’t know how to change that,” Begley told Wired Magazine. According to, if Apple strikes down Begley’s app a fourth time, he will consider configuring the app for Android users instead. Attack of the drones. Attack of drones. Police agencies in the United States to begin using drones in 90 days. By Watertown Daily Times Coming soon to the skies above you — drones, drones and more drones. And all giving police and who knows who else the chance to peek into your backyard. Legislation just signed by President Obama directs the Federal Aviation Administration to open the skies to remotely controlled drones within the next three years.

» New Precedent: Armed Domestic Drone Strikes Will Soon Be Reality Alex Jones. Anthony Gucciardi May 23, 2013 A new precedent has been set. Despite extensive denial that drone strikes would endanger Americans, Attorney General Eric Holder has now openly admitted that four US citizens were killed through overseas drone strikes since 2009. Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows. Drones are seen in a hangar at Israel Aerospace Industries, near Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel — In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world’s most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militaries worldwide to perform highly sensitive tasks.

Whereas drones are often criticized elsewhere for being morally and legally objectionable, in Israel they are a source of pride. Israel — a pioneer of drone technology — has emerged as the world’s leading exporter of the aircraft and its accessories, putting it in a strong position as the industry continues to grow.

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Our Drone Future. DRONES. Drones/UAVs. Noncombatant Casualties. Will Hunting had it right 14 years ago. Deadlier drones are coming. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Aerial drones are America's newest frontline weapon in an escalating global campaign against Islamic militants. And they could get a lot more dangerous in coming years as their underlying technology advances. Compared to today's fairly rudimentary Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the drones of the future will be faster and more heavily armed. They will also have better sensors plus more sophisticated computers allowing them to plan and execute attacks with less human participation.

But military analysts and experts on the future of warfare fear these robotic drones could also wind up in the arsenals of more US agencies and foreign governments. That, they add, raises the specter of a whole new kind of conflict which would essentially remove the human element — and human decision-making — from the theater of war. I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Official Trailer (2014) Trask Industries: Your Future. NATO experts warn that intelligent cyber weapons may get out of control.

HcZLELC-Imgur-600x337.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 337 pixels) La DARPA souhaite équiper ses drones de canons laser dignes de Star Wars. Si l'univers de Star Wars regorge de pistolets et autres canons laser, on ne s'attendait pas à voir ce type d'armement prendre forme de sitôt. Pourtant, la DARPA a bel et bien annoncé qu'elle se lançait dans le développement de lasers pour en équiper les futurs drones de combats. 4 Ways Drones Will Soon Make the Future Miserable. » Lobbyist Demands Approval For “Lethal” Drones Within United States Alex Jones. Applewhite admits UAVs have been used for “indiscriminate killings” The Drone Makers And Their Friends In Washington. Origins of C.I.A.’s Not-So-Secret Drone War in Pakistan. Photo. US Targeted Killings. Sen. Lindsey Graham says US drones have killed nearly 5,000 people. New Evidence That Team Obama Misled Us About the Drone War - Conor Friedersdorf.

The Obama Administration is deliberately misleading Americans about the drone war it is waging in Pakistan. Can anyone read the McClatchy Newspapers summary of top-secret intelligence reports and continue to deny it? Set aside the morality and effectiveness of the CIA's targeted-killing program. Isn't it important for Congress and the people to know the truth about the War on Terrorism? Many Americans remain furious that the Bush Administration gave Iraq War speeches that elided inconvenient truths and implied facts that turned out to be fictions. Drones, Beware: United Nations Investigates Obama's Targeted Killings. This armed MQ-9 Reaper, shown in Afghanistan, is about to be the subject of a United Nations inquiry. With bipartisan aid, Paul filibusters CIA pick Brennan. Senator Lindsey Graham Questioned on Drones. At CPAC 2013, WeAreChange questioned Senator Lindsey Graham on Obama’s Disposition Matrix (kill list) and the ability to use drone strikes on American citizens.

U.N. Launches Drone Investigation Into U.S. Program Legality. Super-Robot With Twin Guns Is Unveiled. How To Kill A Drone: Since Drones Can Kill Americans, Americans Can Kill Drones, Here’s How. Max Heller shared Citizens Action Network's photo. New 'Stealth' Fashion Look Lets People Duck Drone Cameras. Stealth Wear. Stealth Wear: An Anti-Drone Hoodie and Scarf - Alexis C. Madrigal.

Anti-drone hoodie. Al-Qaeda's 22 tips for dodging drone attacks: the list in full. How To Guide: Disable Drones/UAVs. - Countering Propaganda. Shoot to Kill: Autonomous Robots Developed By DARPA Will Not Question Orders. DARPA. Watch Darpa’s "Rescue Robot" Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles. » DRONE: Rise of the Autonomous Super Soldier Alex Jones.

Petman - The two-legged humanoid war droid (We’re Doomed) Pentagon’s DARPA reveals their most human-like robot yet. Terminator Robots to Take Over the Battlefield by 2023? Meet Boston Dynamics' LS3 – the latest robotic war machine. New 2013 DARPA Building Real Life Terminators Military Robots. How The CIA Can Send A Drone After Any Mobile Phone. TrackingPoint Innovations: Networked Tracking Scope. Damn+picked+ill+bruce+willis+jackal+sheriff+nottingham+prince+thieves.png (720×304) 3 Reasons to Fear the New Gun That Can Post to Facebook. Self-guided bullet could hit laser-marked targets from a mile away. S self-guided bullet prototype can hit target a mile away.

RHex robot shows off Parkour moves. » Pentagon Contest Produces Terminator Robot Alex Jones. DRC-HUBO revealed for DARPA Robotics Challenge. Senator Asks CIA Nominee When Drones Can Kill Americans. This Drone Can Fly, Swim, Drive, and Hop Its Way Through a Mission. FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map? » FAA Releases New Drone List—Is Your Town on the Map? Alex Jones. » High school student sends letter to Obama over drone assassinations Alex Jones. The Avengers: Age of Ultron SDCC Teaser Trailer (HD) Marvel.

NSA Aquaint Artificial Intelligence. Creator of Creepy DARPA Robots Questioned On Military Funding & Google Purchase. Drones. A Drone for US of A & Drones for All. » Former Obama Press Secretary Was Ordered To Act As If Drone Program Did Not Exist Alex Jones. U.S. drone strikes up sharply in Afghanistan. McChrystal on drones: 'a covert fix for a complex problem' List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen « Drones Watch. The day 69 children died. 'Did We Just Kill A Kid?' — The Six Words That Ended A US Drone Pilot's Career. Drone strikes kill militants in Yemen, Americans urged to leave. Child Casualties As a Result of U.S. Drone Strikes. The Drones Come Home: Border Patrol Admits Spy Drones Being Used To Hunt Dorner.

Naming the Dead: Bureau announces new drones project: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. FlyingBuddy2: Brain Controls A Quadrotor for the Handicapped (Ubicomp 2012) Video: Controlling a Drone With Nothing But Your Thoughts. Drone U. rides flight boom. Best Inventions of the Year 2012. Raytheon to Equip UAVs with MALD Missiles (RTN)

Navy launches drone from an underwater submarine.