Military Robotics

UAV Equipped with a Shotgun

Posted 2 Mar 2006 at 20:20 UTC by steve Share This

According to a DefenseReview article, an off-the-shelf UAV has been "weaponized" by Neural Robotics Incorporated through the addition of an AA12 full-auto assault shotgun. The gun can fire up to 6 rounds per second from a 20 round clip. The NRI website offers video of the robot gunship in action (MPEG format). The UAV, called AutoCopter, uses a neural network flight control system that operates in either a fully autonomous mode or an automated remote control mode that allows a human to direct the robot but prevents the human from doing anything stupid (provided you don't define flying radio control helicopters with shotguns on them as stupid). For more information, see the NRI press release. Definitely a project that fits in the "don't try this at home" category.


unstable, posted 3 Mar 2006 at 13:11 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

Is it me or is that gun alittle bit too heavy for that helicopter?

anti-peace?, posted 6 Mar 2006 at 18:39 UTC by kittipat_0541 » (Master)

I thought any organization with "robotics" thingy like this -- Neural Robotics Incorporated-- would promote the 3 laws of robotics...

sadly, commercial usage and money has overcome the laws T-T (and even peace)

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