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Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut rules on the scope of the Federal Aviation Administration’s subpoena power relating to unmanned aircraft systems (Huerta v. Haughwout)

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Enforces FAA’s administrative subpoenas on the alleged creators of two popular internet videos depicting the use of weaponized unmanned aircraft systems because the FAA had a legitimate purpose and the subpoenas were appropriate in scope.

Updated last January 25, 2018
for the 07/18/2016 decision.

To prohibit the CIA from using an unmanned aerial vehicle to carry out a weapons strike or other deliberately lethal action and to transfer the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal action to the Department of Defense (HR 487, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Prohibits the Central Intelligence Agency from using unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out weapons strikes or other deliberately lethal action and transfers the authority to conduct such strikes or lethal actions to the Department of Defense.

Updated last October 24, 2017
for the 01/12/2017 version of HR 487

Innovation Corps Act of 2017 (HR 1576, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Establishes a grant program for workers displaced by automation and creates an Innovation Corps that allows recent college graduates to volunteer in a job-training program for workers displaced by automation.

Updated last October 17, 2017
for the 03/16/2017 version of HR 1576.

Military Asset Protection Act (HR 1968, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Gives the Department of Defense more jurisdiction to protect military-related entities from unmanned aircraft.

Updated last August 4, 2017
for the 04/06/2017 version of HR 1968.

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