This weeks' Robots Podcast has a great interview with Alan Winfield, co-founder of the Bristol Robotics Lab. Although it's not about UAVs, per se, it is about the challenges in swarming robotics. He makes some excellent points:
--There are no real swarming robotic deployments in the world outside of lab simulations.
--One of the problems with designing swarming strategies is that in the absence of natural evolution and selection pressure, we can't measure how "good" they are.
--My favorite line: "There are no robot ethics. Only ethical roboticists." Like him, I've always thought that Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics were silly. Robots aren't people and can't have ethics. Robticists can.