Military Robotics

Smart Dust Goes to War

Posted 23 Oct 2001 at 21:06 UTC by steve Share This

Smart Dust is making news again. This time in an ABCnews.com article on experimental use of Smart Dust by the US Marines. Smart Dust is down to 5 cubic millimeters and the next generation is expected to hit the 1mm mark. The MEMS-based, sensor-laden dust could be dropped by UAVs, drifting undetected to the ground. Vehicle and troop movements would then be monitored and transmitted back to base. Commercial dust motes are also available for those who'd like to experiment.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

8 Apr 2014 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Apr 2014 steve (Master)
4 Apr 2014 mwaibel (Master)
28 Mar 2014 shimniok (Journeyer)
10 Mar 2014 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
2 Mar 2014 wedesoft (Master)
1 Dec 2013 AI4U (Observer)
13 Nov 2013 jlin (Master)
23 Jun 2013 Mubot (Master)
13 May 2013 JLaplace (Observer)
X
Share this page