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US firm develops drone with gun and grenades


Posted on Sunday, 13 August, 2017 | Comment icon 12 comments

Should we really be arming drones with guns ? Image Credit: YouTube / Duke Robotics Inc
Duke Robotics has come up with a weaponized drone capable of aiming and shooting while in mid-air.
The TIKAD drone, which won an award for security innovation from the US Department of Defense, has been hailed as an important new tool in the war against terror.

Capable of being fitted with either a gun or a grenade launcher, the drone can be remotely controlled from a safe distance so that it can enter dangerous combat scenarios without risk to its operators.

But just how safe is a drone like this and what would happen if it fell in to the wrong hands ?
"Big military drones traditionally have to fly thousands of feet overhead to get to targets, but these smaller drones could easily fly down the street to apply violent force," said Professor Noel Sharkey, a robotics expert from the University of Sheffield.

"This is my biggest worry since there have been many legal cases of human-rights violations using the large fixed-wing drones, and these could potentially result in many more."

There are also fears that ISIS could copy this technology and create their own killer drones.

"We already know that Islamic State is using drones laden with explosives to kill people," said Prof Sharkey. "What's to stop them from getting their hands on this ?"


Source: BBC News | Comments (12)


Tags: Drone


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado on 12 August, 2017, 20:22
From the article... "But campaigners warn that in the wrong hands, it will make it easier to kill innocent people."  A knife and fork in the wrong hands makes it easier to kill people. Better the "good guys" have the tech and ideas first.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Captain Risky on 12 August, 2017, 20:32
I can see the future now... remote control drone operated gang bangers.  
Comment icon #5 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker on 12 August, 2017, 20:42
Good Guys? An even better New Improved way for the Good Guys to kill people without needing to put themselves at any risk whatsoever? Yeah, ********in' heroic. Hollywood will be making movies about them in years to come.
Comment icon #6 Posted by khol on 12 August, 2017, 22:57
Its an effective weapon the military will definitely utilize. Eventually it will be common place on both sides. Just a matter of time
Comment icon #7 Posted by Frank_Hoenedge on 13 August, 2017, 1:21
Much better than  from 2012
Comment icon #8 Posted by FlyingAngel on 13 August, 2017, 12:48
And the bad side will always has a mean to "copy" the technology
Comment icon #9 Posted by Frank_Hoenedge on 13 August, 2017, 13:11
Yup, there are a lot of things covered by the International Patent Co-operation Treaty, alongside caveats of National laws that prohibit the distribution of civil defence / military adaptations like the boba-fett helmets. There are also eminent domain caveats in the USA that state should a person lack the power to file a patent of national interest the state would do the filing on behalf of the person and pay 10% of the value of the patent, with all rights revoked ofc. It's much better than being on campus.   FPS Russia's Dimitry Potapoff is an American from Georgia: http://gazettereview.com/2... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Trihalo42 on 13 August, 2017, 15:04
Associated Press July 21, 2015 "Video of Gun-Firing Drone Spurs Investigation"   
Comment icon #11 Posted by seeder on 13 August, 2017, 16:38
Good to know they have now caught up with ISIS  
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ryan109b on 15 August, 2017, 14:47
HK's - Hunter-Killers. Nice to see we're slowly adding to SKYNET'S future Arsenal. I for one am ready to submit to our Robot Overlords!


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