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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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