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Palm-Size Drones Buzz Over Battlefield

The ‘Black Hornet’ is a small drone that weighs just over half an ounce. Small enough to fit in a soldiers pocket and as easy to operate as a radio, this little spy camera can fly for about 20 minutes. Up close it looks like a tiny helicopter, in the air it might look like a dragonfly. At about 30 ft it is almost invisible.

Using GPS technology the ‘Black Hornet’ can find a target and return home.

Unveiled to the public just recently, ‘Black Hornets’ are currently in use by British forces.

LiveScience: Palm-Size Drones Buzz Over Battlefield

Boston Dynamics WildCat Robot Can Gallop At 16mph

Via: Geek

Last month Boston Dynamics was asked by DARPA to turn their LS3 robot into a silent, bulletproof unit. But that isn’t the only robot Boston is working on right now, as they also have an all terrain running robot called WildCat.

New footage of WildCat has been posted on Boston Dynamics‘ YouTube page, which you can watch below. It looks quite similar to LS3, but is actually a smaller version of the Cheetah robot. Cheetah can run at 28mph while tethered. WildCat can only manage 16mph, but does so untethered.

As you can see, WildCat uses a combination of galloping and bounding to achieve such speeds, and also manages to recover from a stumble easily and quickly. Now imagine this speeding across a hostile area carrying supplies on its back for the troops. It’s like something you’d expect to see in the movies, not real life, but Boston Dynamics is certainly doing everything it can to push robot technology forward.

WildCat is a work in progress and also funded by DARPA through its M3 program, so there’s every chance it will end up getting faster and more stable. It already looks pretty capable, but I’d like to see it galloping across uneven ground to get a sense of how it really performs. And just like with LS3, it needs a better power solution that isn’t as noisy.

Dynamic Robot Manipulation

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New Robot Technology

A ‘False Flag’ Attack Is A ‘War Tactic’ Used To Deceive The Public

 

 

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” – U.S. President James Madison

“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

 

 

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