• Technology & Engineering

Drone

Remote Control Warfare
Author: Hugh Gusterson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262334372
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 216
View: 3009
"[A] thoughtful examination of the dilemmas this new weapon poses." -- Foreign AffairsDrones are changing the conduct of war. Deployed at presidential discretion, they can be used in regular war zones or to kill people in such countries as Yemen and Somalia, where the United States is not officially at war. Advocates say that drones are more precise than conventional bombers, allowing warfare with minimal civilian deaths while keeping American pilots out of harm's way. Critics say that drones are cowardly and that they often kill innocent civilians while terrorizing entire villages on the ground. In this book, Hugh Gusterson explores the significance of drone warfare from multiple perspectives, drawing on accounts by drone operators, victims of drone attacks, anti-drone activists, human rights activists, international lawyers, journalists, military thinkers, and academic experts. Gusterson examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield. He looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen? He suggests a new way of understanding the debate over civilian casualties of drone attacks. He maps "ethical slippage" over time in the Obama administration's targeting practices. And he contrasts Obama administration officials' legal justification of drone attacks with arguments by international lawyers and NGOs.

    • Political Science

The Good Drone


Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik,Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317017528
Category: Political Science
Page: 212
View: 8819
While the military use of drones has been the subject of much scrutiny, the use of drones for humanitarian purposes has so far received little attention. As the starting point for this study, it is argued that the prospect of using drones for humanitarian and other life-saving activities has produced an alternative discourse on drones, dedicated to developing and publicizing the endless possibilities that drones have for "doing good". Furthermore, it is suggested that the Good Drone narrative has been appropriated back into the drone warfare discourse, as a strategy to make war "more human". This book explores the role of the Good Drone as an organizing narrative for political projects, technology development and humanitarian action. Its contribution to the debate is to take stock of the multiple logics and rationales according to which drones are "good", with a primary objective to initiate a critical conversation about the political currency of "good". This study recognizes the many possibilities for the use of drones and takes these possibilities seriously by critically examining the difference the drones' functionalities can make, but also what difference the presence of drones themselves – as unmanned and flying objects – make. Discussed and analysed are the implications for the drone industry, user communities, and the areas of crisis where drones are deployed.

    • Photography

The Drone Pilot's Handbook


Author: Adam Juniper
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 9781781573785
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 8233
The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle. The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately! Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.

Drone


Author: Robokingdom LLC
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781943605002
Category:
Page: 104
View: 7951
Terms, components and concepts about drones, overview of building a hobby grade multirotor, drone safety, photography and video. List of more than 500 drone and parts manufacturer and seller companies from all around the world, for both hobby and advanced grade drones.

    • Law

The Future of Drone Use

Opportunities and Threats from Ethical and Legal Perspectives
Author: Bart Custers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462651329
Category: Law
Page: 386
View: 3249
Given the popularity of drones and the fact that they are easy and cheap to buy, it is generally expected that the ubiquity of drones will significantly increase within the next few years. This raises questions as to what is technologically feasible (now and in the future), what is acceptable from an ethical point of view and what is allowed from a legal point of view. Drone technology is to some extent already available and to some extent still in development. The aim and scope of this book is to map the opportunities and threats associated with the use of drones and to discuss the ethical and legal issues of the use of drones. This book provides an overview of current drone technologies and applications and of what to expect in the next few years. The question of how to regulate the use of drones in the future is addressed, by considering conditions and contents of future drone legislation and by analyzing issues surrounding privacy and safeguards that can be taken. As such, this book is valuable to scholars in several disciplines, such as law, ethics, sociology, politics and public administration, as well as to practitioners and others who may be confronted with the use of drones in their work, such as professionals working in the military, law enforcement, disaster management and infrastructure management. Individuals and businesses with a specific interest in drone use may also find in the nineteen contributions contained in this volume unexpected perspectives on this new field of research and innovation. Bart Custers is Associate Professor and Head of Research at eLaw, the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has presented his work at international conferences in the United States, China, Japan, the Middle East and throughout Europe and has published over 80 scientific, professional and popularizing publications, including three books.

    • Drone aircraft

Quadcopters and Drones

A Beginner's Guide to Successfully Flying and Choosing the Right Drone
Author: Mark D. Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514708422
Category: Drone aircraft
Page: 144
View: 2566
Have you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all the common problems that always result in your drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.

    • Photography

The Photographer's Guide to Drones


Author: Colin Smith
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681981165
Category: Photography
Page: 252
View: 3480

    • Technology & Engineering

Make: Drones

Teach an Arduino to Fly
Author: David McGriffy
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680451677
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 222
View: 7132
Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

    • Political Science

Objective Troy

A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone
Author: Scott Shane
Publisher: Tim Duggan Books
ISBN: 0804140308
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 8724
Objective Troy tells the gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama’s campaign against the excesses of the Bush counterterrorism programs and his eventual embrace of the targeted killing of suspected militants. And it recounts how the president directed the mammoth machinery of spy agencies to hunt Awlaki down in a frantic, multi-million-dollar pursuit that would end with the death of Awlaki by a bizarre, robotic technology that is changing warfare—the drone. Scott Shane, who has covered terrorism for The New York Times over the last decade, weaves the clash between president and terrorist into both a riveting narrative and a deeply human account of the defining conflict of our era. Awlaki, who directed a plot that almost derailed Obama’s presidency, and then taunted him from his desert hideouts, will go down in history as the first United States citizen deliberately hunted and assassinated by his own government without trial. But his eloquent calls to jihad, amplified by YouTube, continue to lure young Westerners into terrorism—resulting in tragedies from the Boston marathon bombing to the murder of cartoonists at a Paris weekly. Awlaki’s life and death show how profoundly America has been changed by the threat of terrorism and by our own fears. Illuminating and provocative, and based on years of in depth reporting, Objective Troy is a brilliant reckoning with the moral challenge of terrorism and a masterful chronicle of our times.

    • Architecture

Drone

Unmanned. Architecture and Security Series
Author: Ethel Baraona Pohl,Marina Otero Verzier,Malkit Shoshan
Publisher: dpr-barcelona
ISBN: 8494487345
Category: Architecture
Page: 140
View: 9741
Drone brings together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds whose work seeks to understand and represent the nature and extent of drone operations. The book investigates the relationship between drone technology, cultural production, and forms of surveillance and violence. It analyses and speculates upon how these technological developments affect life in cities. Drone is the the first volume of Unmanned. Architecture and Security Series, a research and publishing project which examines architecture’s role in the construction of the contemporary security regimes. The series discusses the consequences of the civilian appropriation of military technologies, and sets an agenda for design professionals to engage on a technological, cultural, and political level by putting forward forms of resistance.

    • FICTION

Drone Threat


Author: Mike Maden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399173994
Category: FICTION
Page: 352
View: 1908
Troy Pearce and his team of Drone Experts are called to action when ISIS launches a series of attacks on US soil. On the eve of President Lane's historic Asian Security Summit, a drone lands on the White House lawn carrying a package and an ominous threat: fly the enclosed black flag of ISIS over the White House or suffer the consequences. President Lane refuses to comply with the outrageous demand. With few options available and even fewer clues, the President unleashes Troy Pearce and his Drone Command team to find and stop the untraceable source.

    • Computers

Drones For Dummies


Author: Mark LaFay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119049776
Category: Computers
Page: 288
View: 943
The fast and easy way to pick out, set up, and learn to fly your drone Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? Drones For Dummies introduces you to the fascinating world of UAVs. Written in plain English and brimming with friendly instruction, Drones For Dummies provides you with the information you need to find and purchase the right drone for your needs, examples of ways to use a drone, and even drone etiquette and the laws and regulations governing consumer drone usage. Plus, you'll discover the basics of flight, including how to use a drone to capture photos and video. Originally designed to assist in military and special operations applications, the use of drones has expanded into the public service sector and the consumer market for people looking to have a good time flying an aircraft remotely. Drones For Dummies covers everything you need to know to have fun with your UAV, and is packed with cool ways to expand your drone's use beyond simply flying. Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up and fly a drone Use a drone to capture images and footage with a camera Tips for maintaining your drone If you're interested in the exciting new technology of unmanned aircraft vehicles, Drones For Dummies helps you take flight.

    • Technology & Engineering

Legitimacy and Drones

Investigating the Legality, Morality and Efficacy of UCAVs
Author: Steven J. Barela
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317105877
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
View: 9022
Unmanned combat air vehicles, or in common parlance 'drones', have become a prominent instrument in US efforts to counter an objective (and subjective) cross-border terrorist threat with lethal force. As a result, critical questions abound on the legitimacy of their use. In a series of multidisciplinary essays by scholars with an extensive knowledge of international norms, this book explores the question of legitimacy through the conceptual lenses of legality, morality and efficacy, it then closes with the consideration of a policy proposal aimed at incorporating all three indispensable elements. The importance of this inquiry cannot be overstated. Non-state actors fully understand that attacking the much more powerful state requires moving the conflict away from the traditional battlefield where they are at an enormous disadvantage. Those engaging in terrorism seek to goad the ruling government into an overreaction, or abuse of power, to trigger a destabilization via an erosion of its legitimacy. Thus defending the target of legitimacy”in this case, insuring the use of deadly force is constrained by valid limiting principles”represents an essential strategic interest. This book seeks to come to grips with the new reality of drone warfare by exploring if it can be used to preserve, rather than eat away at, legitimacy. After an extensive analysis of the three key parameters in twelve chapters, the practical proposition of establishing a 'Drone Court' is put forward and examined as a way of pursuing the goal of integrating these essential components to defend the citizenry and the legitimacy of the government at the same time.

    • Philosophy

A Theory of the Drone


Author: GrŽgoire Chamayou
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589759
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
View: 2419
The Parisian research scholar and author of Manhunts offers a philosophical perspective on the role of drone technology in today's changing military environments and the implications of drone capabilities in enabling democratic choices. 12,500 first printing.

    • Technology & Engineering

DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones


Author: Ian Cinnamon,Romi Kadri,Fitz Tepper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259861473
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
View: 9949
Design, build, and pilot custom drones―no prior experience necessary! This fun guide shows, step-by-step, how to construct powerful drones from inexpensive parts, add personalized features, and become a full-fledged pilot. DIY Drones for the Evil Genius: Design, Build, and Customize Your Own Drones not only covers safety, mechanics, drone design, and assembly, but also teaches the basics of Aerospace Engineering. You will discover how to add video transmitters, GPS, first-person view, and virtual reality goggles to your creations. The book walks you through the FAA licensing process and takes a look at advanced concepts, such as artificial intelligence and autonomous flight. • Learn about aircraft parts, control mechanics, and safety practices • Become an expert pilot—even handle flips and high-speed maneuvers • Pick the perfect parts for your high-performance drone • Find out how to solder and start assembling your drone • Program the aircraft, calibrate the motors, and start flying! • Add LED lights, GoPro mounts, and self-balancing camera gimbals • Explore the world of first-person-view (FPV) drones and high-speed racing • See how artificial intelligence can be put to use in the drone industry

    • Transportation

The Complete Guide to Drones


Author: Adam Juniper
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781576319
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 8039
If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you're really missing out... Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they're in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they're going and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself. Whether you're flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything: ¿ Understand the Jargon Flying has a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but this book will make it easy to master. ¿ Business or Pleasure Every type of multicopter you might want is introduced, including explanations of which is best suited for what role. ¿ Get the Best Pictures This edition includes an extended guide to the tech and composition tricks you can use to make your pictures stand out of the pack. ¿ Get the Best Video A new shot-guide shows you how to get the most engaging aerial video, whatever your drone. ¿ Be a Winning FPV Racer There are two complete step-by-step instructions for building your own drones inside: an FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone - both great projects. Following the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this second edition is not only fully updated to keep pace with the laws and technology, but also extended to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.

    • Technology & Engineering

Drones and Responsibility

Legal, Philosophical and Socio-Technical Perspectives on Remotely Controlled Weapons
Author: Ezio Di Nucci,Filippo Santoni de Sio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317147790
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 227
View: 997
How does the use of military drones affect the legal, political, and moral responsibility of different actors involved in their deployment and design? This volume offers a fresh contribution to the ethics of drone warfare by providing, for the first time, a systematic interdisciplinary discussion of different responsibility issues raised by military drones. The book discusses four main sets of questions: First, from a legal point of view, we analyse the ways in which the use of drones makes the attribution of criminal responsibility to individuals for war crimes more complicated and what adjustments may be required in international criminal law and in military practices to avoid ’responsibility gaps’ in warfare. From a moral and political perspective, the volume looks at the conditions under which the use of military drones by states is impermissible, permissible, or even obligatory and what the responsibilities of a state in the use of drones towards both its citizens and potential targets are. From a socio-technical perspective, what kind of new human machine interaction might (and should) drones bring and which new kinds of shared agency and responsibility? Finally, we ask how the use of drones changes our conception of agency and responsibility. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in (military) ethics and to those in law, politics and the military involved in the design, deployment and evaluation of military drones.

    • Political Science

Drone Warfare


Author: John Kaag,Sarah Kreps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745685358
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
View: 8417
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern military planning? And how are they changing military strategy and the ethics of war and peace? What standards might effectively limit their use? Should there even be a limit? Drone warfare is the first book to engage fully with the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of UAVs. In it, political scientist Sarah Kreps and philosopher John Kaag discuss the extraordinary expansion of drone programs from the Cold War to the present day and their so-called ?effectiveness? in conflict zones. Analysing the political implications of drone technology for foreign and domestic policy as well as public opinion, the authors go on to examine the strategic position of the United States - by far the world?s most prolific employer of drones - to argue that US military supremacy could be used to enshrine a new set of international agreements and treaties aimed at controlling the use of UAVs in the future.

    • Photography

Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones


Author: Eric Cheng
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0134122836
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 795
Inexpensive consumer drones that offer ease of flight and high-quality photography and videography have exploded on the market recently, creating what can only be described as drone mania amongst a diverse range of potential users. Because camera-carrying drones still really only exist on the edge between hobby and the mainstream, there is still a lot of confusion about what these small drones are capable of doing. The decision to purchase one is just the first in a long stream of things a new owner must think about. Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones is designed to help you make the most of the opportunities these nimble, affordable, and accessible flying machines have created for aerial photography and videography. Within this definitive guide, you’ll learn about the following: • the current state of camera drone equipment • how to become a competent drone operator • tips for getting the best aerial still images and videos • stories from aerial photographers and videographers from around the world • the current regulatory state for drone usage in the U.S. • techniques demonstrated in several videos you can download from peachpit.com, along with pre-flight checklists and worksheets for flight training.

    • Political Science

The Assassination Complex

Inside the Governments Secret Drone Warfare Program
Author: Jeremy Scahill,The Staff of the Intercept
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501144138
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 7435
Major revelations about the US government’s drone program—bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an “imminent” threat is present and there is “near certainty” that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don’t verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military’s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington’s fourteen-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book will include original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.