drones

An aerial drone view of a surfer and a dark shape of a shark nearby, both identified by AI

Discerning whether that dark splodge in the water is a shark or just, say, seaweed isn’t always straightforward.

a drug-carrying aquatic drone

International and Australian laws need to be updated to cope with the newest drug-trafficking technique threatening maritime security.

Drone flies cover suburb

Drone delivery company Wing is out to transform the sky – and Australia is at the forefront of its plans.

The STM Kargu attack drone. STM

Like atomic bombs and chemical and biological weapons, deadly drones that make their own decisions must be tightly controlled by an international treaty.

Dr Sridhar Ravi

Small insects understand how big they are, and can use that information while flying in a complex environment, new research shows.

drone flying on the beach at sunset

The ocean meets the sky as drones take conservation efforts to new heights.

drone flying over city at dusk

Recreational and commercial drone usage has taken off, but the dangers could be going over our head.

Two drones flying over a city

They began as wartime technology, but now drones are changing the way we witness the world, especially when we can't see it for ourselves.

Three military drone silhouettes in the sky

With drone technology, surveillance software and threat-predicting algorithms, future conflicts could computerise life and death.

Apps, drones and the far right

UNSW’s Dr Carolien van Ham says the consequences of COVID-19 for our democracies may be long-term. 

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