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Autonomous Microdrones 12 Jan 2015 07:33 #1

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DARPA's Autonomous Microdrones Designed to Patrol Inside Houses -

As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming." According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being watched."

This has been the promise that the Air Force made quite clear in their video early last year about nanodrone tech that you can see below. According to the USAF, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), combined with the ability to harvest energy, will enable insect-sized drone swarms to be dropped from military aircraft to stay aloft for a prolonged amount of time, offering a host of functions, including assassination.

- See more at: www.techswarm.com/2014/12/darpas-autonomous-microdrones-designed.html#sthash.3awvgtQX.dpuf
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Autonomous Microdrones 08 Feb 2015 06:39 #2

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Like a Swarm of Lethal Bugs: The Most Terrifying Drone Video Yet
An Air Force simulation says researchers are at work on killer robots so tiny that a group of them could blend into a cityscape.

Science writer John Horgan's feature on the many ways drones will be used in coming years is interesting throughout, and terrifying in the passage where he describes an effort to build micro-drones that are, as the U.S. Air Force describes them, "Unobtrusive, pervasive, and lethal."

Air Force officials declined a request to observe flight tests at a "micro-aviary" they've built, he reported, but they did let him see a video dramatization "starring micro-UAVs that resemble winged, multi-legged bugs. The drones swarm through alleys, crawl across windowsills, and perch on power lines. One of them sneaks up on a scowling man holding a gun and shoots him in the head."
When I watch that simulation I am horrified. I also think to myself, this technology is more likely to diminish American security than to enhance it. In a world without micro-drones, our military remains overwhelmingly powerful. But what about a world where micro-drones are pervasive? Who knows? Sure, we have a technological advantage right now, but micro-drones sure seem like a disruptive technology that will eventually help rather than hinder attempts at asymmetric warfare.

Yet the U.S. government is making no effort to enlist other powerful nations with the most to lose and establish international norms against the use of drones (in the way we've stigmatized biological weapons) -- rather, we're continuing to fuel a drone arms race that guarantees widespread proliferation. Perhaps such an effort would fail, but to never even try seems shortsighted.

How far ahead is President Obama thinking?
www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/02/like-a-swarm-of-lethal-bugs-the-most-terrifying-drone-video-yet/273270/
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Autonomous Microdrones 10 Feb 2015 09:32 #3

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Autonomous Microdrones 11 Feb 2015 00:10 #4

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zax wrote:
How far ahead is President Obama thinking?

Hah..........
He and all the others in history never getting paid to think.

They getting paid to not ever think leaving that part to there pimp drones behind close doors ..... that's why just about everyone can be a President anywhere on earth!

Those which think cant become president ........ should any self thinker individual slipped through for some magical reasons >>>
well we all know what happens to those types!

Time to stock up on some of these before they running out of stock.


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Autonomous Microdrones 11 Mar 2015 05:19 #5

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Networks of micro-drones: What can they be expected to do
The requirements can be represented in four building blocks: Firstly, there is the "control" of the system by the user or by a coordinating centre, although this becomes less significant, the more autonomously the drones act. Secondly, aided e.g. by cameras, the system is required to "perceive" its environment. The results can take the form of images, videos or measurement data. Thirdly, the drones should independently work in mutual coordination, i.e. collaborate and prevent potential collisions. The fourth block is concerned with "connecting" the information between two separate points. In summary, the aim is to produce a system that can accomplish joint missions without requiring any human intervention.

Andre and his colleagues point out that further research and development effort is required in all of these areas, in order to ensure the ongoing improvement of the adaptation, heterogeneity, reliability and quality of micro-drone networks.

The concept can also be transferred to other robotics systems. It is applied on a robotics system for autonomous exploration of buildings developed at the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems). This Lakeside Labs project is funded by the Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund (KWF).

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150303095759.htm
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Autonomous Microdrones 13 Apr 2015 05:11 #6

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Zynq based on-board and fully autonomous palm-sized quadcopter
En savoir plus sur drone-rss.com/2015/03/zynq-based-on-board-and-fully-autonomous-palm-sized-quadcopter/#hJUXsyUeaX24ZshY.99
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Autonomous Microdrones 04 May 2015 07:48 #7

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An updated version of a battle-tested nano-UAV stole the show at an annual trial of military gadgets at Fort Benning, Georgia, last month. Tech readers may be nearing peak-UAV, but this autonomous bug-like vehicle is worth paying attention to
www.zdnet.com/article/swarm-robots-poised-to-fly-amid-acquitions-and-military-investment/
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Autonomous Microdrones 24 May 2015 11:15 #9

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Autonomous Microdrones 24 May 2015 13:56 #10

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I'd love to see the manual for the Zax6000k drone model.
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