Weapon Manufacturers Are Making Robots That Deploy Other Robots

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

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