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

http://electronicdesign.com/article/embedded/page/page/page/1/uavs_...

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
operators."....


P.S. Here is another one:

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust with McInerney


http://www.asdnews.com/news/27149/Fire_Scout_Scores_First-Ever_Drug...

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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."

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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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