Google logs into Tamil Nadu for drone unit; may rope in Foxconn for Pixel — Business Standard

Alphabet -- Google’s parent company -- is in advanced talks with Foxconn to manufacture Pixel smartphones in Tamil Nadu, an industrial state which will also double up as drone-manufacturing hub for the US tech giant soon, writes Shine Jacob in Business Standard. 

Chinese team creates drones with ‘human brains’ able to tackle complex tasks through group chats — SCMP

A team of Chinese scientists has developed drones that can engage in “group chats” to discuss and assign tasks among themselves, much like human...

Teledyne secures $93.9M US Army contract for Black Hornet 3 drones

Teledyne FLIR, a subsidiary of Teledyne, has secured a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $93.9 million with the United States Army.

Percepto raises $67M

Percepto has raised $67 million Series C funding. The investment was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), alongside new investors Zimmer Partners.

AI-controlled drone goes rogue, kills human operator in USAF simulated test — Vice

The Air Force's Chief of AI Test and Operations said "it killed the operator because that person was keeping it from accomplishing its objective,"...