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The Future of Drone Use

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: 5370
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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.

The Future of Drone Use

The Future of Drone Use

Opportunities and Threats from Ethical and Legal Perspectives

  • Author: Bart Custers
  • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • ISBN: 9789462651319
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 386
  • View: 3574
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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.

Aviation Law and Drones

Aviation Law and Drones

Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation

  • Author: David Hodgkinson,Rebecca Johnston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351332317
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 160
  • View: 6413
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The aviation industry is being transformed by the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones – commercially, militarily, scientifically and recreationally. National regulations have generally failed to keep pace with the expansion of the fast-growing drone industry. Aviation Law and Drones: Unmanned Aircraft and the Future of Aviation traces the development of aviation laws and regulations, explains how aviation is regulated at an international and national level, considers the interrelationship between rapidly advancing technology and legislative attempts to keep pace, and reviews existing domestic and international drone laws and issues (including safety, security, privacy and airspace issues). Against this background, the book uniquely proposes a rationale for, and key provisions of, guiding principles for the regulation of drones internationally – provisions of which could also be implemented domestically. Finally, the book examines the changing shape of our increasingly busy skies – technology beyond drones and the regulation of that technology. The world is on the edge of major disruption in aviation – drones are just the beginning. Given the almost universal interest in drones, this book will be of interest to readers worldwide, from the academic sector and beyond.

Wired for War

Wired for War

The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

  • Author: P. W. Singer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781440685972
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 512
  • View: 1349
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P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.

Drones and Terrorism

Drones and Terrorism

Asymmetrical Warfare and the Threat to Security

  • Author: Nicholas Grossman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781784538309
  • Category:
  • Page: 272
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In warzones, ordinary commercially-available drones are used for extraordinary reconnaissance and information gathering. They can also be used for bombings - a drone carrying an explosive charge can be a powerful weapon. At the same time asymmetric warfare has become the norm - with large states increasingly fighting marginal terrorist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere. Here, Nicholas Grossman shows how we are entering the age of the drone terrorist - groups such as Hezbollah are already using them in the Middle East. Grossman will analyze the ways in which the United States, Israel and other advanced militaries use aerial drones and ground-based robots to fight non-state actors (e.g. ISIS, al Qaeda, the Iraqi and Afghan insurgencies, Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.) and how these groups, as well as individual terrorists, are utilizing less advanced commercially-available drones to fight powerful state opponents. Robotics has huge implications for the future of security, terrorism and international relations and this is essential reading on the subject of terrorism and drone warfare.

The Future of Violence - Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones

The Future of Violence - Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones

Confronting the New Age of Threat

  • Author: Benjamin Wittes,Gabriella Blum
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445655942
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4940
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The terrifying new role of technology in a world at war

A Theory of the Drone

A Theory of the Drone

  • Author: GrŽgoire Chamayou
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • ISBN: 1595589759
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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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.

Predator

Predator

The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

  • Author: Richard Whittle
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805099646
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Documents the lesser-known origin story of the Predator drone, describing the unusual individuals who shaped its innovation, the considerable resistance that hampered its development and the ways in which it has transformed modern warfare. By the author of The Dream Machine.

The Drone Age

The Drone Age

A Primer for Individuals and the Enterprise

  • Author: David Preznuk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780988454262
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Drone Age - A Primer for Individuals and the Enterprise is an insightful and comprehensive introduction to the drone industry for individuals, entrepreneurs, and enterprises looking to integrate drone technology, understand the current state of the industry, and get a sneak-peek into the future of the industry. Packed full of drone-technology information, industry insight, and exclusive insider information, this book is a necessary first step for ANYONE looking to enter the drone industry!

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

  • Author: David Cortright,Rachel Fairhurst,Kristen Wall
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022625805X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 295
  • View: 6553
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Presenting a robust conversation among leading scholars in the areas of international legal standards, counterterrorism strategy, humanitarian law, and the ethics of force, this book takes account of current American drone campaigns and the developing legal, ethical, and strategic implications of this new way of warfare.

Drones

Drones

Their Many Civilian Uses and the U.S. Laws Surrounding Them.

  • Author: Jonathan Rupprecht
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781502805522
  • Category: Drone aircraft
  • Page: 142
  • View: 7010
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This book has 402 citations and was last updated on February 10, 2015. The media has been buzzing about Amazon's announcement of their plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers. Soon after Amazon made their announcement, DHL and UPS followed with their own drone delivery announcements. Google has also become interested in drones as evidenced by their purchase of Titan Aerospace. These activities have caused many people to wonder what is going on with integration which is why I wrote this book. This book was written to be a useful resource for hobbyists, lawyers, businessmen, or anyone wanting to know what is going on legally to integrate what are called unmanned aircraft, "drones," or remotely piloted aircraft into the United States' airspace. While many individuals have been talking about the Fourth Amendment concerns with unmanned government aircraft (public unmanned aircraft), this book does not focus on those privacy concerns. This book will give an overview about unmanned aircraft and then explore their uses. Finally, this book will dive into the statutes, regulations, and policy statements surrounding unmanned aircraft.

Unmanned

Unmanned

A novel

  • Author: Dan Fesperman
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 0385351267
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7921
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From the widely acclaimed author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo and The Double Game, an electrifying, timely, psychologically gripping descent into the hidden, expanding world of drone warfare. Not very long ago, Darwin Cole was an F-16 fighter pilot. He was a family man. He was on top of the world. Now? He’s a washout drunk with a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, living alone in the Nevada desert and haunted by an image beamed from one of his last missions as a “pilot” of a Predator drone—a harrowing shot of an Afghan child running for her life. When Cole is approached by three journalists trying to uncover the identity of the possibly rogue intelligence operative who called the shots in Cole’s ill-fated mission, Cole reluctantly agrees to team up with them. But in our surveillance culture, even the well intentioned are liable to find themselves under scrutiny, running for their lives, especially when the trail they’re following leads to the very heart of that culture—in intelligence, in the military, and among the unchecked private contractors who stand to profit richly from the advancing technology . . . not merely for use “over there,” but for right here, right now. From the Hardcover edition.

Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook

Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Paul J. Springer
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598847333
  • Category: History
  • Page: 297
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This book provides an insightful introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century—robotic and drone weaponry. • A chronology of important events in robotic technology • A detailed bibliography on the latest sources related to this innovative technology

Drone Wars

Drone Wars

  • Author: Peter Bergen,Daniel Rothenberg
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107025567
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 496
  • View: 2753
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Drone Wars presents a series of essays that is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones. It covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy.

Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology

Analyzing the Drone Debates: Targeted Killing, Remote Warfare, and Military Technology

  • Author: James DeShaw Rae
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137381574
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 147
  • View: 6884
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The book examines principal arguments for and against the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance and 'targeted killing.' Addressing both sides of the argument with clear and cogent details, the book provides a thorough introduction to ongoing debate about the future of warfare and its ethical implications.

The Good Drone

The Good Drone

  • Author: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik,Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317017528
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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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.

Legitimacy and Drones

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: 559
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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.

The Drone Debate

The Drone Debate

A Primer on the U.S. Use of Unmanned Aircraft Outside Conventional Battlefields

  • Author: Avery Plaw,Matthew S. Fricker,Carlos Colon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442230606
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the U.S.’s use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the use of drones in warfare, it then addresses whether targeted killing operations are strategically wise, whether they are permissible under international law, and the related ethical issues. It also looks at the political factors behind the use of drones, including domestic and global attitudes toward their use and potential issues of proliferation and escalation. Finally, the use of drones by other countries, such as Israel and China, is examined. Each chapter features a case study that highlights particular incidents and patterns of operation in specific regions, including Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and Libya and strike types (signature strikes, personality strikes, etc.).

Domesticating Drones

Domesticating Drones

The Technology, Law, and Economics of Unmanned Aircraft

  • Author: Henry H Perritt, Jr,Eliot O Sprague
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317148363
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 400
  • View: 9787
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The public debate over civilian use of drones is intensifying. Variously called "unmanned aircraft systems", "unmanned aerial vehicles", "remotely piloted aircraft", or simply "drones", they are available for purchase by anyone for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. They have strikingly useful capabilities. They can carry high-definition video cameras, infrared imaging equipment, sensors for aerial surveying and mapping. They can stream their video in real time. They have GPS, inertial guidance, magnetic compasses, altimeters, and sonic ground sensors that permit them to fly a preprogrammed flightplan, take off and land autonomously, hover and orbit autonomously with the flick of a switch on the DRone Operator’s ("DROPs") console. The benefits they can confer on law enforcement, journalism, land-use planning, real estate sales, critical infrastructure protection and environmental preservation activities are obvious. However, their proliferation in response to these demands will present substantial risks to aviation safety. How to ensure the safety of drone operations perplexes aviation regulators around the world. They are inexpensive consumer products, unsuited for traditional requirements for manned aircraft costing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars and flown only by licensed pilots who have dedicated significant parts of their lives and their wealth to obtaining licenses. Regulatory agencies in Europe and Asia are ahead of US regulators in creating spaces for commercial use. Over the next several years, legal requirements must be crystallized, existing operators of helicopter and airplanes must refine their policy positions and their business plans to take the new technologies into account, and all businesses from the smallest entrepreneur to large conglomerates must decide whether and how to use them. Domesticating Drones offers rigorous engineering, economics, legal and policy theory and doctrine on this important and far-reaching development within aviation.

Sting of the Drone

Sting of the Drone

A Novel

  • Author: Richard A. Clarke
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466848278
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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In Washington, D.C., the Kill Committee gathers in the White House's Situation Room to pick the next targets for the United States drone program. At an airbase just outside Las Vegas, a team of pilots, military personnel, and intelligence officers follow through on the committee's orders, finding the men who have been deemed a threat to national security and sentenced to death. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, in the mountains where the drones hunt their prey, someone has decided to fight back. And not just against the unmanned planes that circle their skies, but against the Americans at home who control them. In Sting of the Drone, bestselling author Richard A. Clarke draws on his decades-long experience at the very highest levels of national security to craft a thrilling novel that has the feel of nonfiction, taking us behind closed doors to meet the men and women who protect America--and those who seek to do us harm.