Drones are beginning to enable everything from search & rescue, to the delivery of medicines to hard-to-reach places. But they are also being used as cheap, and deadly flying bombs. How can we defend ourselves?
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An Oregon company has developed a self-contained combination housing and launcher for tiny, GPS-guided surveillance drones. The housing can attach to almost any vehicle, including unmanned ground vehicles. Put them together, and you’ve built a robot that can deploy robots. Kelsey Atherton of c4isrnet has called it “the Inception of drones,” a reference to Christopher Nolan’s 2010 science-fiction film about artificial worlds inside of artificial worlds. The Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System, a product of FLIR Systems based in Wilsonville, Oregon, “equips armored or mechanized vehicles with an immediate, organic, and self-contained surveillance and reconnaissance system,” according to the company
Skydio’s clever R1 autonomous drone now has its own Apple Watch app, making flight preparations simpler than ever. The $2,000 flying machine is now also selling at its first retail outlet — Apple Stores in North America.
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In a test, a drone is seen ripping into an airplane's wing, doing more damage that a similarly-sized bird.