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Drones Good or Bad

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Post by TxD » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:22 pm

Don't know what to make of this.
Is it even real?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9CY_H ... PY0tr/view
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Post by Beiruty » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:25 pm

TxD wrote:Don't know what to make of this.
Is it even real?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9CY_H ... PY0tr/view
Is that "The killer bee" video?
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Post by G.A. Heath » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:49 pm

The technology required to do what is in the video is not available, yet. However, it will arrive and you are likely to see applications like shown in the video. As for the drone swarm idea, we have already seen it happen when IADs (Improvised Attack Drones) were used to attack a Russian military base. Does this mean we need to get rid of drones? The answer is no.

We have Drones doing many other things that are far too useful, like damage assessment after natural disasters, Search and Rescue, Radio Tower inspection, Survey work, real estate photography/videography, news and entertainment, and so much more. (Note as I type this I am checking to see if my temporary remote pilot certificate w/ sUAS rating has been issued by the FAA). Drone control arguments are usually little more than gun control arguments w/ the word gun replaced with the word drone.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:17 pm

Very scary video. Something like this in the wrong hands (like any government) would be extremely dangerous.
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Post by Tex1961 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:37 pm

Imagine having a few of these attached to all of the facial recognition cameras that are everywhere.. See the bad guy.. BOOM.... Could even be modified to inject a knock out drug instead...
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Post by Sport Coach » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:57 pm

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds movie but with a bit more precision.
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Post by loktite » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm

I'm imagining them all drop like flies ala the Matrix trilogy when they hit the emp button :biggrinjester:
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Post by crazy2medic » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:56 pm

Question to those who are electronics literate, focused beam of microwave energy, would that no severely damage the transistors on something like that?
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Post by jmorris » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:24 pm

That is a hacked copy of the original video which was put out by autonomousweapons.org, a group that is advocating that autonomous lethal weapons be banned.

This is the original. The last minute is their statement.
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Post by Ruark » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:31 pm

crazy2medic wrote:Question to those who are electronics literate, focused beam of microwave energy, would that no severely damage the transistors on something like that?
Probably, if you were alert and continuously watching for it; you'd have maybe half a second to spot, aim and fire before it killed you, not to mention a swarm of them. But still, seems like targets (e.g. enemy troops) could easily confuse it with esoteric uniforms, face paint, or even masks.
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Post by lama » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:27 am

Ruark wrote:Probably, if you were alert and continuously watching for it; you'd have maybe half a second to spot, aim and fire before it killed you, not to mention a swarm of them. But still, seems like targets (e.g. enemy troops) could easily confuse it with esoteric uniforms, face paint, or even masks.
If they have the ability to detect you, the ability to detect them with tech that dropped them would likely be easier to setup (being that you are likely less worried about false positives on dropping drones from them sky then they "should" be about dropping humans).


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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 am

Tex1961 wrote:Imagine having a few of these attached to all of the facial recognition cameras that are everywhere.. See the bad guy.. BOOM.... Could even be modified to inject a knock out drug instead...
The problem then becomes who gets to determine the "bad guys" from the "good guys". I, for one, do not trust any government (including our own) with making that determination.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:51 am

lama wrote:
Ruark wrote:Probably, if you were alert and continuously watching for it; you'd have maybe half a second to spot, aim and fire before it killed you, not to mention a swarm of them. But still, seems like targets (e.g. enemy troops) could easily confuse it with esoteric uniforms, face paint, or even masks.
If they have the ability to detect you, the ability to detect them with tech that dropped them would likely be easier to setup (being that you are likely less worried about false positives on dropping drones from them sky then they "should" be about dropping humans).
The simplest countermeasure would be to stay indoors / in a vehicle. But that would severely limit your ability to effectively operate, of course.
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Post by canvasbck » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:18 am

Drones can be used for bad things. Drones can be used for good things.

Sounds a lot like another tool that is frequently discussed on this forum.
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Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:59 pm

canvasbck wrote:Drones can be used for bad things. Drones can be used for good things.

Sounds a lot like another tool that is frequently discussed on this forum.
Exactly what I was thinking.

These drones aren't exactly AI. They are programmed and doing what they are told or at least operating within the parameters set by programming.
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