[FoRK] Drone warefare

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Mon Oct 12 12:11:04 PDT 2015


We need pokemon drones and anti-drones.



On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 10:08 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Exactly.  Then it can snap into the slippery egg mode for defensively
> slipping through the claws / filaments, diving for the canopy before
> deploying and beginning the canyon / forest run to shake them off its
> tail.  Or shed an exoskeleton that explodes once the inner drone gets
> away.  The possibilities are endless; just need to get the action on film.
>
> sdw
>
>
> On 10/12/15 11:48 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
>
>> Or a drone that has hydraulic claws and latches onto the target drone
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 9:39 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>>
>> This makes a lot of assumptions, such as that there is no on-board
>>> intelligence to continue the "mission" when the C2 link is lost. GPS
>>> could
>>> be jammed, but inertial nav is OK in the air for a bit. And GPS jamming
>>> is
>>> a dangerous thing to do because of collateral damage.  And it's not like
>>> the beam is going to be hard to place in the landscape.
>>>
>>> Let the technical arms race commence.
>>>
>>> The most effective solution is probably going to be something like an
>>> attack drone that spits out micro filament to tangle the rotors. Or a big
>>> drone that simply scoops up the little one.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.ecnmag.com/blog/2015/10/now-theres-easier-way-shoot-down-drones
>>>
>>> sdw
>>>
>>>
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