Category Archives: Uncategorized

How intelligent drones are changing warfare

Interesting piece at Rolling Stone: “From autonomous swarms to high-tech cluster bombs, the latest wave of technology is here – and it will change the way we approach armed conflict”

Posted in AI, Swarming, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Opinion: robots and AI could soon have feelings….

Lots of interesting thoughts from Christopher Markou from Cambridge: Get used to hearing a lot more about artificial intelligence. Even if you discount the utopian and dystopian hyperbole, the 21st century will broadly be defined not just by advancements in … Continue reading

Posted in AI, Robotics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Great War of Enclosure: Securing the Skies (2017)

I’m delighted that my most recent academic paper on drone warfare has been published by Antipode. Abstract and link below… Abstract Swarms of police drones, fleets of overhead delivery bots, and flocks of private security drones are set to multiply … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Predator Empire – 30% discount at UMP

Book available here, enter promo MN80200

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My upcoming book – Predator Empire

Due to be released in August with the University of Minnesota Press…

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

300,000 U.S. drones have been registered

A rule requiring all drones that weigh between 0.55 and 55 pounds to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, has resulted in close to 300,000 owners coming forward in the first 30 days since registration opened on on Dec. … Continue reading

Posted in Civilian drones and robotics, FAA, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

China’s rising lethal drone exports

This article explores the rising market for cheaply produced (but lethal) Chinese drones. This booming geography is a result of the few restrictions the Chinese place on exports–unlike U.S.-manufactured armed drones, which have only been sold to a small number … Continue reading

Posted in China, Military Industrial Complex, Uncategorized | Leave a comment