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    1. August 16, 2015

      Amazon chief Jeff Bezos hails UK drone rules

      Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has hailed the UK’s regulatory regime for drones, as the online retailer...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Europe plays catch-up with US in drone technology

      Locked away in a large shed in the north of England, surrounded by fields of cows, is one of Britain’s most closely...

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    1. August 9, 2015

      UK hopes drones buzz will prompt lift-off

      There is a growing buzz about the UK: drones are in the air, catching on with businesses and hobbyists alike. According...

    2. August 7, 2015

      FT Masterclass: Drone racing with the FT

      For security reasons, Andy McNab never reveals his real name. Nor does he appear in the media without first obscuring...

    3. August 6, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Neil Shen

      As I follow Neil Shen into the head office of DJI, the largest drone company in the world, its staff greet him with...

    4. August 6, 2015

      US drone attacks bring Turkey to front line against Isis

      A round of attacks by armed US drones on targets in northern Syria marked a once-reluctant Turkey’s arrival on the...

    5. July 22, 2015

      Drone users face jail if they break UK safety rules

      Recreational drone users face jail if they endanger aircraft, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has said, underlining how...

    6. July 21, 2015

      Lufthansa passenger jet in near-miss with drone

      A reported near-collision between a drone and a Lufthansa jet with 108 passengers on board in Poland has revived...

    7. July 17, 2015

      Robot soldiers

      Robot soldiers Truth be told, I was pretty unimpressed by Chimp the robot for at least the first half hour. Chimp looks...

    8. July 13, 2015

      Cameron orders more SAS and drone missions against Isis

      David Cameron has directed defence chiefs to escalate SAS and drone missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    9. July 5, 2015

      Yamaha aims to unlock US and EU markets with agricultural drone

      Until Amazon secures regulatory approval to deliver parcels to our homes using drones, one of the hottest battlegrounds...

    10. July 3, 2015

      Week in Review, July 4

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BP bolstered by $18.7bn settlement...

    11. June 30, 2015

      Lufthansa aims to swoop on growing demand for civilian drones

      Lufthansa, the German flag carrier, is examining possible ways to tap into the nascent civilian drone market, chief...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Drones get a new mission: saving lives in the Mediterranean

      Buffeted by the wind, a wooden vessel carrying 297 mostly Eritrean migrants, many of them young women, begins taking in...

    13. June 18, 2015

      Airbus threatens to quit European drone project

      Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive, has threatened to pull out of Europe’s plan to develop a surveillance drone should...

    14. June 12, 2015

      Robotic weapons systems raise ethical concerns

      The warning is stark. Humans could be left “utterly defenceless” against robotic weapons systems, according to...

    15. June 12, 2015

      Parcel drones face long wait for delivery date

      Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, envisages armies of drones delivering packages to the doorsteps of his customers....

    16. May 27, 2015

      Drone makers DJI and Airware launch investment funds

      Technology entrepreneurs have always been encouraged to reach for the sky. Now, two new early-stage investment funds...

    17. May 20, 2015

      Technology helps feed a hungry world

      Until recently, data analytics, apps, web-enabled sensors and robotics had little to do with the world of soil,...

    18. May 18, 2015

      France, Italy and Germany launch drone surveillance project

      Europe moved a step closer to developing a drone to compete with US and Israeli technology, after France, Italy and...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Accel Partners invests $75m in China drone maker DJI

      DJI, the Shenzhen-based drone maker, has secured a $75m investment from Accel Partners, the Silicon Valley venture...

    20. April 27, 2015

      Grounded, Public Theater, New York — review

      Earlier this month, Anne Hathaway made a high-energy appearance on the US television show Lyp Sync Battle, mouthing...

    21. April 24, 2015

      Stark reality behind CIA drone operations as innocent die

      CIA surveillance aircraft monitored the compound in Pakistan’s Shawal valley, close to the Afghan border, for several...

    22. April 24, 2015

      Japan makes arrest after drone lands on roof of Abe’s office

      Japanese police arrested a man who allegedly dropped a small drone laced with traces of radiation on the prime...

    23. April 23, 2015

      US drone strike on al-Qaeda killed western hostages, says White House

      A US drone strike killed two western hostages in an al-Qaeda compound in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region, the...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Chinese drone-maker seeks funding at $10bn valuation

      DJI, the Chinese maker of remote-controlled “quadcopters” that has led a boom in consumer drones, is looking to raise...

    25. April 3, 2015

      Interview: Andrew Niccol

      There are few certainties in military conflict. Win the battle, you can lose the war. Win the war, you can lose the...

    26. April 1, 2015

      Drone — review

      We’ve had snipers on street corners, on warfront rooftops (American Sniper ), now in the sky. Is drone warfare good or...

    27. March 22, 2015

      Xi snub belies growing China-Pakistan ties

      China’s President Xi Jinping will be conspicuous by his absence from a national military parade in Pakistan on Monday,...

    28. February 20, 2015

      Since you asked: US rules that delay your pizza delivery by drone

      US regulators release draft rules for commercial drone operators Financial Times, Feb 15 Ha! So much for Amazon’s plans...

    29. February 15, 2015

      US regulators release draft rules for commercial drone operators

      US regulators have released long-awaited rules governing the use of commercial drones, permitting them to share the sky...

    30. February 13, 2015

      You’re never alone with a drone

      A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that she’d suffered an unpleasant intrusion while playing tennis in the...

    31. February 5, 2015

      Alibaba trials China drone deliveries

      Alibaba is experimenting with a drone delivery service as the Chinese ecommerce group seeks ever faster ways to put its...

    32. February 2, 2015

      BBC faces fine over Davos drone

      The BBC is facing a fine after its journalists were caught using a drone without authorisation during the Davos summit...

    33. January 29, 2015

      Camera drones: no-frills flying eyes

      Last year it was big news that consumers could buy sophisticated camera drones for less than $1,000. But for anyone...

    34. January 26, 2015

      Crash could set back media’s drone hopes

      A small unmanned aircraft crashed on to the White House lawn early on Monday morning, triggering a lockdown of the...

    35. January 25, 2015

      US struggles to keep up drone strikes as chaos engulfs Yemen

      The US is pushing to maintain a military campaign in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants despite the political chaos that...

    36. January 18, 2015

      On strong foundations, UK looks to raise its game in robotics

      Race in robotics Inspecting the condition of the Bacton gas terminal on the east coast of England used to be a...

    37. January 6, 2015

      London police warning to mini-drone flyers

      A senior London police officer has warned owners of drones that they are likely to be breaking the law if they fly the...

    38. December 21, 2014

      Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

      Henri Seydoux presses a button on his smartphone and the drone rises smoothly off the ground and hovers in the centre...

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