Wednesday, November 13, 2019

protesters take down a drone with lasers

first protesters in Chile were trying to blind the police with lasers, which I am against because it could cause eye damage.

Then they tried to blind a drone flying overhead (I assume a police quadcopter).  This seemed to work;

Here's what just one laser looks like from the drone's perspective;

Monday, November 11, 2019

autonomous killer drones are real now

China is now selling artificially intelligent drones capable of taking human life with little or no human oversight, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
“As we speak, the Chinese government is already exporting some of its most advanced military aerial drones to the Middle East,” Esper said at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 5.
The drones are “advertised as capable of full autonomy, including the ability to conduct lethal targeted strikes.”

Somebody from the future needs to come back and straighten us out before Skynet takes over.

Monday, October 21, 2019

drone light painting

"In some imagery, Wu focuses solely on the landscape and keeps his light source invisible. In this call back to his early Lux Noctis work, the focus is firmly on the environment. However, some of the most striking visuals come when Wu creates his Aeroglyphs. In these photographs, the protagonist is the light itself. By placing these painted, geometric shapes into the expansive landscape, Wu creates an air of mystery and wonder."

This needs to be tried out by others.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

drone with camera finds lost kid

"On Tuesday, a six-year-old boy named Ethan disappeared in Minnesota, prompting more than 600 people to form a search party.
Numerous law enforcement agencies and even a state patrol helicopter contributed to the search — but it was a heat-seeking drone operated by a local photographer that led to the boy’s rescue, 10 hours after he went missing."

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

taking out drones with beams

"A high-tech anti-drone weapon has been cleared for use by the US Air Force overseas for the first time.
The PHASER weapon system can knock swarms of drones out of the sky using pulses of energy."

kills birds too?

Sunday, September 22, 2019

drone looks at ditches dirt cheap

"Malone sees drones as tools that make it faster and easier to inspect these often inaccessible ditches. The flight over this half-mile ditch to the Red Lake River takes three minutes. With setup, the whole process takes about a half hour."

Great idea.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

drone saves surfer from shark attack

"A quick-thinking drone pilot used the speaker on the Mavic 2 Enterprise to warn a surfer of an approaching shark at a beach south of Wollongong, Australia. After hearing the warning the surfer quickly paddled back to shore, while the shark swam off into deeper waters."

Do you have a speaker on your drone?