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    Default Interesting Development: Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’

    Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target

    Read the article. Interesting. In my experience what is available to governments will be available to individuals. I can see these falling into the hands of the opposition (or given to them).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Suarez View Post
    Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target

    Read the article. Interesting. In my experience what is available to governments will be available to individuals. I can see these falling into the hands of the opposition (or given to them).
    I flew my brother's new DJI Mini drone the other day. It's about the size of a soft drink can when folded up. Its capabilities are unbelievable, especially at its under $600 price point. You can fly it out a couple of miles away from your position, automate ALL KINDS of things, and there's almost no learning curve. My big takeaway was "Holy hell, bad guys are absolutely going to leverage technology like this for automated targeted attacks."

    As much as I dislike all the FAA stuff regarding drone regulations, I totally get why from their perspective they're trying to get out in front of this stuff. Drone attacks by bad actors are absolutely going to become a thing before too long.
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    Indeed. I have always been fascinated at how current technology always tends to follow science fiction and video games. As crazy as it sounds it might soon be worth buying many types of masks and have difference styles of hats and clothing styles just to avoid facial and pattern recognition. At the very least have a normal style and a pirate style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa View Post
    If we could he so lucky...

    I'd imagine either slightly large drones at a range where a shotgun is no threat or a couple small drones that would be very difficult to hit and move fast. Put a small explosive charge on them and have them pop next to the skull.
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    Hell off the top of my head the movie Runaway from the 80's with Tom Seleck is about this exact thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    If we could he so lucky...

    I'd imagine either slightly large drones at a range where a shotgun is no threat or a couple small drones that would be very difficult to hit and move fast. Put a small explosive charge on them and have them pop next to the skull.
    Yeah; that's what's crazy--the off-the-shelf DJI Mini is already super stealthy. You can see it OK up to 200 feet or so on an overcast day. With a blue sky, it's virtually invisible at around 100 feet, and if there's ANY real background noise you don't even hear it until it's right on top of you. And it can be flown at over 35 mph in sport mode. My first time flying it, I was able to hone in on a random person walking several streets over and 100% could have gotten it within a few feet of them before they realized what was happening. Small to moderate sized explosive drones are going to be game-changers in terms of bad guy attacks.
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    Could go the other way too and mount a Claymore mine on the front.
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    So, an exceptionally alarmist youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

    My fav. defense contractor, https://www.anduril.com/ bought out https://areai.com/ specifically to apply Andruil's swarm OS to an existing weaponizable platform. I'd expect the next 5 years of LIDAR dev to rapidly pivot to small object detection & go from there.
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