drones

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. 

drone above city

While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.

Hippos can be aggressive if you get too close

A new UNSW study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species’ population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.

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Australia's decision to spend $7 billion on six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft revives the nation's involvement with drones – and the ethical questions that come with them, writes Jai Galliott. 

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A team of five robots and 10 engineers from UNSW will represent Australia at the US$5 million Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition, battling 24 teams from 11 countries.

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