Posts tagged "drones"

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These drone bots are either demonstrating a new way to create tensile structures or THEY’RE LEARNING TO MAKE NETS TO CATCH MEATBAG SCUM!

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You should start playing with flying robots

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The government is shut down for just a couple days and already drones are threatening our citizens!

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The US Navy’s autonomous jet-powered drone has learned how to land on an aircraft carrier, and now no where is safe from flying killer robots.

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brucesterling:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucesterling/9098647573/
*The “Telebomba Crocca,” a radio-controlled flying drone bomb, preserved in the mansion of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. Straight from the Italian R&D lab in 1919 

The precursor to our own flying robot army.

brucesterling:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucesterling/9098647573/

*The “Telebomba Crocca,” a radio-controlled flying drone bomb, preserved in the mansion of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio. Straight from the Italian R&D lab in 1919 

The precursor to our own flying robot army.

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Beer Drones Deliver Brew to Concertgoers : Discovery News

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People have been tinkering with robot birds since 350 BC and today we have killer dones roaming our skies. Thank you, science!

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To say a military tactic is legal, or even effective, is not to say it is wise or moral in every instance. For the same human progress that gives us the technology to strike half a world away also demands the discipline to constrain that power — or risk abusing it.

President Barack Obama on drone warfare

(via NYTimes.com)

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Remember, “Don’t be evil.”
joshbyard:

Google Investing in Drone Autopilot Systems

Google’s venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains. The company, Airware, builds autopilots for unmanned aerial systems.
Because space and weight are at a premium on drones, especially small ones, Airware’s systems can get pretty tiny—one model weighs 32 grams, or about the same as a pocketful of coins.
Airware made news in January (under their previous name of Unmanned Innovations, Inc.) when a Kenyan wildlife conservation group purchased one of its drones to fly over a nature preserve and watch for poachers.

(via Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence | Popular Science)

Remember, “Don’t be evil.”

joshbyard:

Google Investing in Drone Autopilot Systems

Google’s venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains. The company, Airware, builds autopilots for unmanned aerial systems.

Because space and weight are at a premium on drones, especially small ones, Airware’s systems can get pretty tiny—one model weighs 32 grams, or about the same as a pocketful of coins.

Airware made news in January (under their previous name of Unmanned Innovations, Inc.) when a Kenyan wildlife conservation group purchased one of its drones to fly over a nature preserve and watch for poachers.

(via Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence | Popular Science)