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Autonomous UAVs Fly in Swarms

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Like bees?
Ann R. Thryft   9/17/2012 3:29:13 PM
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OK, now I get you TJ. I wasn't thinking of a possible hostile use of swarming bots, but that's a really good point. Let's hope no one writes popular fiction about it.

Jack Rupert, PE
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Re: Like bees?
Jack Rupert, PE   9/17/2012 4:01:52 PM
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I'm not sure I see the concern about swarming with these bigger units.  (The micro robots in "Prey" are a different story).  How is that much different than having individually controlled UAV's with auto-pilot turned on?  Instead of a group of people trying to synchronize their movements to achieve a co-ordinated effort it can now be done by a single operator.  Actually, any cooridinated air attach could be considered a swarm, its just the number of people that need to be involved (and therefore the number of chances for operator error).

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Re: Like bees?
Cabe Atwell   6/11/2014 12:38:12 AM
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I wouldn't worry so much about 'swarms' of autonomous drones making strafing runs on targets so much, as there seems to be a lot of them falling out of the skies lately. They should probably perfect their flying skills first.

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Re: Like bees?
Debera Harward   6/13/2014 3:49:47 AM
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Thanks Ann, for such an interesting post , no doubt these days autonomous UAVs swarming have become very popular . With every technology we have pros and cons associated with it but what I think is because of the government regulations these UAVS cant be that harmfull on the contrary these swarming UAVS can be a great help for the defense and millitary system.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2014 11:41:59 AM
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Jack, autonomous swarming behavior is very different from multiple UAVs controlled by multiple people; the swarming bots are often capable of making their own decisions about how to carry out a mission among themselves. Check out the links we give for more info. This is a different world.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Like bees?
Ann R. Thryft   6/13/2014 11:42:42 AM
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Thanks Deberah--it's good to know people are reading our older posts.



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