Monday, July 22, 2013

Self-Assembling Autonomous Drones Launched

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Nicholas West
Activist Post

The use of drones is finally well out into the open. Some aspects of drones are still seen as fringe, however. The idea of autonomous drones is one area that still hasn't emerged into mainstream media. So, as the debate still rests upon whether or not to use drones in America - or if they should be weaponized or not, scientists are already working on the next level of drone evolution.

The military has announced the success of autonomous drones in the following areas:
But how about autonomous drones that can self-assemble, with each individual component deciding for itself how to create its flight design and path? It's called a Distributed Flight Array, and it is poised to redefine the potential drones of the future.

Gizmag.com reports:
Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated an amazing capability for small robots to self-assemble and take to the air as a multi-rotor helicopter. Maximilian Kriegleder and Raymond Oung worked with Professor Raffaello D’Andrea at his research lab to develop the small hexagonal pods that assemble into flying rafts. (Source)

The individual units begin with an eerie mating dance, as they spin around one another and interlock. Once connected, each unit will use its sensors to determine what will offer the best elements and pattern for flight. Some of the results can be seen here:



For now, the Distributed Flight Array appears somewhat limited, but with an ongoing investment in self-replication and self-assembly, the sky's the limit.

Here is another good example of self-assembling flying robots with some background about how this trend in "Spatially Targeted Communication and Self-Assembly" is developing:



However, one would be remiss not to point out the darker side of military applications. Here is the Air Force concept for potentially lethal drone swarms in targeted areas. Turning these units loose to make independent "decisions" might have unintended consequences:



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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just dont understand how difficult it is to understand that the planes on 911 were drones / flown offsite. The plane that got shot down over PA was supposed to hit bldg7, something happened so they had to "pull" the bldg. Too much evidence just sittin there. The US gov killed its own people to push a deadly agenda. Screw gold n silver, invest in lotsa lead! They're comin.

Anonymous said...

None of the consequences will be unintended. Terrorism is nothing compared to what it is about to be.

Anonymous said...

What will it be last man standing or last robot? If it is a robot his name should be Pinnochio.

Anonymous said...

911 weren't drones / flown offsite - there are no indications of this only against this claim.

Terrorism is defined as people who reject the international US system (see: http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/kissinger-terrorists-are-really-people.html) so they are going to use in totalitarian ways. Imagine drones looking like little flys that actually spy on your communications. That's why we have to stop the NSA.

Anonymous said...

The fight against the machines not only be futile, but will end in worse than any Hollywood fantasy. Humans will not survive in the future where drones are autonomous, where the CIA decides to openly use weather weapons, where pandoravirus and other doomsday viruses are launched, and where the world leaders will hide in bunkers while we all get slaughtered by their brilliant sciences and by each other in the fight for food once it becomes scarce. You cannot win in a fight against a machine that targets anything it's programmed to kill. Just like you can't win a chess match against a computer.

Anonymous said...

They are quite obviously mad...Just like they painted Tesla in the cartoons of the 40s..

Anonymous said...

They think they can get rid of all of us and have the world to themselves, little do they realize we're the ones that make the gears turn.

Without us, they will have no one and nothing; no servants, no janitors, no gardeners, no chefs, no maids, no anything.

Then it will be them, left in a wasteland to suffer by themselves with their lack of intellectual ability or even basic physical ability because they bought their way through life and never had to earn, learn or try for anything: It will be them perishing in the wasteland, then.

Mike Winter said...

Anon July 23, 2013 @ 9:31 AM
There will be plenty of people to fill those roles of servants, workers etc. The globalists term them 'useful idiots', and they are the ones who are currently making this nightmare a reality. the cops, the gov. employees, the DCFS folks, the media types. They don't have to be elites to know what to do to saver their skin. Sadly, many people will turn in, turn over etc. even close friends, some even their own family to just keep breathing. In other words, no shortage of menial labor.

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