I guess UAVs are getting more popular, as I am seeing more articles about them in not so traditional places ( although below linked article is from Electronic Design magazine so I guess theme fits ...)

It's a fairly general overview type of an article but still interesting


UAVs Conquer The Skies

"Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) come in all shapes and sizes. They range from tiny microbots to high-flying drones like the General Atomics MQ-9
Reaper, which is ready for reconnaissance or combat (see “Unmanned Military Vehicles: Robots On The Rise”).
Remote operation is common, but autonomous and semi-autonomous
operation are in high demand since they have fewer technical
requirements and often provide more reliable operation than human

P.S. Here is another one:

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust with McInerney


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Comment by Michael Zaffuto on April 13, 2010 at 8:27pm
Looks like a subliminal HAL-9000 on the motor casing."It can only be attributable to human error."

Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 13, 2010 at 11:18pm
Thats not a UAV thats a cash to trash converter.


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