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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 07:12:58 PM »
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The future shown in the video doesnít look very far off, which is why itís so incredibly scary. It could be next Tuesday

I'll just drop this here...

http://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-test-mini-drone-swarm-2017-1
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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 09:00:35 PM »
Wonder if a mirror would bugger up their AI.

I was thinking recently the police will probably get in on the drone act. There's been kids in the area causing a few disturbances, mainly in the nearby forest... lighting fires etc. The police are too slow to detect the crimes, so why not fly a drone up.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:04:39 PM »
The video was made to be a warning probably with the goal of international treaty to prevent autonomous weapons.  I think this is a worthy idea, but a bigger problem is that the technology is already at the consumer level.


https://github.com/intel-aero/meta-intel-aero/wiki/04-Autonomous-drone-programming-in-Python
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhkGQvb_R8Y

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 05:02:50 PM »
I hadn't considered that drones could make nuclear weapons mostly obsolete... wow.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 05:16:43 PM »
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In this, the third year of conflict in eastern Ukraine, Aleksandr's drones have become increasingly visible in the combat zone.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/high-street-uavs-are-being-used-to-fight-the-war-in-ukraine

I can't find it now but approx 18 months ago there was an article about UK army using swarm-tech drones on a practice maneuver. They had the swarm do collective reconnaissance on a village.  Anyway, swarm-tech is pretty mature now. It's been 5+ years or so -a lifetime in drone years- since MIT, etc. wow-ed us with a couple of drones playing ping pong.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 06:42:52 PM »
>DARPA hopes to swarm drones out of C-130s in 2019 test

Kinda funny:  my Dad flew C-130s.  Talk about mixing old tech with the new.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 07:00:23 PM »
>C-130

STILL very much the go-to workhorse plane for the Coast Guard. I think the new class of c130s is the 130-J or somesuch. My town is the mother base for them on the east coast. I think they beefed up the already beefy frame and engines.  My Coastie aviation friends tell me that the wing infrastructure on these is incredible to behold.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 12:26:59 AM »
The drone wars have begun.

"A swarm of armed drones attacked a Russian military base in Syria"

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/11/swarm-of-armed-diy-drones-attacks-russian-military-base-in-syria.html


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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 06:06:58 PM »
Well that was interesting til I saw the pic of one of the drones, which looks close to a fly by wire RC plane circa 1965.

Definitely looks like the middle's east's version of an IED from the air. Almost makes me wonder if someone barely noticed these.

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Re: Fictional video makes Terminator look like a Disney film
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 06:34:09 PM »
It's definitely a strategy with low personal risk and low barriers to entry.