Sramana Majumdar

"Violence, Identity and Self-determination: Narratives of conflict from the Kashmir Valley" 4:15 PM, Monday 18 Nov Room 239, BYC Bryn Mawr College

Exposure Index

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2010 German Drone Accident Video Revealed

Originally published in German tabloid Bild here.

Posted in English at UAS Vision.

March 2010: one of Germany’s three Israeli-leased Heron drones crashed into another airplane on the ground of an airport in Afghanistan.  Accident was clearly operator error, but comes shortly after  anger over another until-recently classified accident and related cancellation of the EuroHawk project owing to safety fears.

“Watchbird” by Robert Sheckley, 1953

An early vision of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, used in-story to prevent murder across the country.  The story posits a great success for that original goal, but raises questions about unintended consequences, the wisdom of autonomous decision-making, and perhaps (allegorically) scope creep.

NASA’s Polar Robotic Ranger passes first Greenland test

Navy drone X-47B lands on carrier deck in historic first

Engineers designing robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

PTSD And Drones: Emotional Costs Far Away From The Battlefield

Drones and PTSD

How Drones Are Infiltrating the Art World

Drone Warfare is Neither Cheap, Nor Surgical, Nor Decisive The Ever-Destructive Dreams of Air Power Enthusiasts By William J. Astore

New Drone Base in Niger Builds U.S. Presence in Africa