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Re: Drones

Post by Gilberto de Piento » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:39 am

It was a tomahawk cruise missile with a pizza box duct taped to it.

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Re: Drones

Post by theanimal » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:42 am

The first drone (in the civilian world) to fly beyond line of sight was approved by the FAA last week and was flown here in Alaska. It was a short flight, only about ~4 miles, but this should pave the way for more being approved going forward. They flew it along the pipeline, which makes more sense as first use than something like urban delivery services. Rural areas are less likely to see accidents and issues with drones and regular aircraft making them the likely choice for first use until the technology gets better. I imagine farming, surveying, security/monitoring etc. will be the gateway going forward.

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Re: Drones

Post by Ego » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:58 am

Sclass wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:53 pm
I think I’d like to use mine to drop my neighbor’s dog bombs back on his property. He just walks his dog over to my lawn, lets it poop and walks away.
Coming soon to enforce neighborly behavior.


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Re: Drones

Post by Bankai » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:07 am

If it self-destructs on contact with target, that's your perfect murder right there. 5-10 years time I guess?

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Re: Drones

Post by Bankai » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:11 am

Designing smart body armour able to turtle up upon recognising incoming objects as hostile seems much more difficult in comparison. But then, historically offence/attacking was usually a superior strategy.

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Re: Drones

Post by Sclass » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 pm

:lol: Oh man Ego you had me going there for the first five minutes. Had me asking myself what has happened in embedded DSP since I retired. That package looked a little too small for its facial recognition and evasion capabilities. :lol:

The real stuff isn’t that far behind.


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Re: Drones

Post by Jason » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:00 am

This is the Domino's pizza delivery by drone in New Zealand. The trip itself was only three minutes. The delivery site was 20 minutes from Auckland, not the Domino's site. If you watch the video, you call tell its not going 240MPH. Even for Dominos, that would be an excessive exaggeration of delivery speed. At the speed it was traveling, a group of really enterprising birds could have had pizza that day. What I did notice is that Emma and Johnny Norton did not have to take the pizza's out of those red pouches upon receipt of the delivery. This was a food temperature test as well. So I'm not sure how that would work, keeping the pizza hot for distances outside three minutes. But pizza with cranberries on it? Must be a native thing.

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/dominos ... ouple.html

Alphabet has created Air Traffic technology.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/16/2069 ... ontrol-app

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