Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on February 18, 2021
Posted in News, Updates

Self-Driving Cars Won’t Go Mainstream Until We Solve This Problem

There is a major problem that needs to be addressed before we can let our cars do all the driving for us—who is morally responsible if your self‑driving car grievously injures or kills someone?

Drones With Facial Recognition Are Primed To Fly—But The World Isn’t Ready Yet

The Tel Aviv-based surveillance company, AnyVision, is ready to launch drones equipped with facial recognition.  The use of this technology, whether for military use or law enforcement has not yet been determined.

Army Special Forces Wants Lasers to Shoot Down Drones

The U.S. Army wants to protect Special Forces operators from unmanned aerial systems by developing high-energy weapons to shoot them out of the sky.

Northrop Grumman Reveals Its “LongShot” Air-Launched Missile‑Toting Drone Concept

A DARPA program is exploring designs for an air-launched aerial combat drone that carries its own air-to-air missiles. The goal of which is to extend the reach of the launching aircraft while reducing its vulnerability to the enemy.

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