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Investigating the future of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Flying Taser Drone Delivers 80,000 Volts of Paralyzing Fear

Flying Taser Drone Delivers 80,000 Volts of Paralyzing Fear | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

A design studio has unveiled a flying drone, the CUPID drone,  that shoots taser darts that deliver 80,000 volts of paralyzing electricity.

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On the company's site there are currently no details about when or if the device will ever be offered commercially, but in the video we can see that the CUPID is a hexacopter equipped with a laser sight used to target the remote-controlled taser darts

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‘Citizen Drone Warfare’: Hobbyist explores a frightening scenario

‘Citizen Drone Warfare’: Hobbyist explores a frightening scenario | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

Titled “Citizen Drone Warfare” and posted to YouTube last week by an anonymous man calling himself “Milo Danger,” the video shows a hobbyist drone equipped with a custom-mounted paintball pistol flying over a grassy field and peppering human-shaped shooting-range targets with pellets.


Following an attack pass by the drone, one of the targets sports three large red blotches on its head and neck area.


“I wanted to show an inevitability of what I think will happen with these drones,” said “Milo,” who lives on the West Coast and spoke to The Washington Times on condition of anonymity. “I’m not advocating bad activities. But I wanted to raise some of the ethical issues we need to think about with this new technology.

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Next-gen US drone: Now equipped with ‘death ray’ laser

Next-gen US drone: Now equipped with ‘death ray’ laser | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it
The next generation of military drones, unveiled by a leading US manufacturer, will not just carry a limited supply of rockets – but will likely be fitted with an ultra-light laser, capable of repeatedly destroying objects at the speed of light.

“It would give us an unlimited magazine,” a person close to the High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System (HELLADS) program told Time magazine.

Over the past four years, the Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) has given contractor General Atomics over $60 million to develop and then scale HELLADS – a powerful 150 kW ray with a difference.

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11 Dec 2012
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Laser used to shoot down drones

Laser used to shoot down drones | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

A laser weapons system that can shoot down two drones at a distance of over a mile has been demonstrated by Rheinmetall Defence.

The German defence firm used the high-energy laser equipment to shoot fast-moving drones at a distance.


The system, which uses two laser weapons, was also used to cut through a steel girder a kilometre away.


The company plans to make the laser weapons system mobile and to integrate automatic cannon.

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Citizen Drone Warfare

Via HuffingtonPost
An American enthusiast has outfitted a drone with paintball cannons as part of an effort to show how 'civilian warfare' robots could be used for personal defense.

The robot, shown on YouTube, can handily dispatch cardboard cutout targets.

The video was made as part of an effort to find out what happens when drones are used for unethical or illegal purposes.

The drone also had a mount for a handgun, according to DangerInfo.
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