Kelsey D. Atherton, C4ISRNET

Kelsey D. Atherton

C4ISRNET

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent:
  • C4ISRNET
  • Fifth Domain
Past:
  • Defense News
  • ArmyTimes
  • Popular Science
  • Vox
  • The Daily Dot
  • Tech Insider
  • Business Insider

Recent articles by Kelsey:

Anti-tank robot tanklets and the future of lethal autonomy

A remote weapon station, mounted on a robot, brings autonomous targeting but not autonomous firing to the battlefield → Read More

Saudi Arabia cannot spend its way out of asymmetry

The counter-drone and counter-missile market does not have on offer technologies needed to counter cheap drones and cruise missiles at scale. → Read More

Can the Army secure an American-made quadcopter?

The service is undergoing a big search for small drones. → Read More

Will Army’s LLAMA robot lighten the logistical load?

Like its fleshy forebears, the LLAMA promises a sturdy, silent companion for marches over terrain best accessed on foot. → Read More

Tomorrow Wars Volume 1 Issue 6: Labor, Force

There is no future of war without people building the tools of that future of war. This installment of the Tomorrow Wars newsletter includes a look at the labor behind the force. → Read More

Does Aerovironment’s Vapor Herald A Future Of Blood Drones?

Battlefield payload delivery, including for lifesaving medical supply, is likely going to be an option commanders regularly seek from drones. → Read More

Will Russia replace Orlan orbits with Feniks Flocks?

Designers hope hot weather modifications, hybrid fuel sources, and redundant controls are enough to challenge a workhorse drone. → Read More

Can DARPA CREATE an AI for unmanned unmanned teaming?

A new opportunity would fund development of an AI framework to coordinate actions between a mix of machines on the battlefield. → Read More

If rust never sleeps, drone will find it on Navy ship

With algorithmic image processing and an off-the-shelf drone, the Navy can see more than midway to fixing corrosion. → Read More

What can the military learn from forest fire fighting drones?

Drones that start fires to fight fires are useful tools, built on commercial off the shelf technology. It's easy to imagine the military finding an application for them. → Read More

Sandia Labs picks up good vibrations in rocket launches

New sensors could capture vital details of rocket launches and ultimately save missile makers money. → Read More

Russia eyes nimble quadcopter for a warming arctic

Floating waterproof design built to survive the seas once filled with icebergs → Read More

Can Congress legislate a secure technology supply chain for the Pentagon?

Following an Inspector General report highlighting many vulnerabilities, should the Pentagon adopt security as a fourth pillar of acqusitions? → Read More

Russia’s humanoid robot will bring jokes to space

Mostly teleoperated, the FEDOR robot will trade its guns in for tools as it demonstrated limited autonomy onboard the International Space Station. → Read More

Russia’s humanoid robot will bring jokes to space

Mostly teleoperated, the FEDOR robot will trade its guns in for tools as it demonstrated limited autonomy onboard the International Space Station. → Read More

Lessons for drone defense from a tennis ball

In a novel demonstration, Serena Williams shows how off-the-shelf quadcopters are vulnerable to sudden impacts. → Read More

A robot as slow as a snail ... on purpose

The ability of a snail-like robot to scale surfaces and cling to them is worth future study and adaptation by the military. → Read More

Can swarming drones map battles in real time?

DARPA tested autonomous air and ground robots built to scout and map an urban environment. → Read More

Tomorrow Wars Volume 1 Issue 4: Sticks and Drones

The latest Tomorrow Wars newsletter examines novel robots with weird missions, and what the military could learn from that design. → Read More

Will this hybrid drone give Russia a high-altitude advantage?

To reduce the number of moving parts, the whole body tilts, specifically to operate in windy conditions and mountain warfare. → Read More