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    A quad copter is very inefficient when compared to a standard helicopter configuration for lift. Now that computing power is no longer a problem I expect to see more conventional layouts on drones.
    Perhaps even a tilt rotor like an Osprey.
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    Once the machines are able to design and reproduce/construct themselves, we're screwed.

    This seems like interesting tech though. I could see the swarm flying around town until it finds its target like a swarm of Africanized bees.

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    A swarm would allow specialized optimizations. Some could be sensors, others offensive or defensive, even decoys. When you don't have to build all of the bells and whistles into one item (think F-35) you could have redundant specialized "mission packages".
    ok, this is scaring me a bit more now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by IXLR8 View Post
    A swarm would allow specialized optimizations. Some could be sensors, others offensive or defensive, even decoys. When you don't have to build all of the bells and whistles into one item (think F-35) you could have redundant specialized "mission packages".
    ok, this is scaring me a bit more now....
    right, thats the scary part
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    And add this one to the "swarm".
    Now it's "oh shit" time.

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    Current military drones would pose a much more serious threat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikewood View Post
    The problem with existing technology is it relies on people to guide it. A swarm of drones acting as a collective with a common brain is highly effective at overcoming many obstacles. Instead of a cluster of bombs or single big bombs this technology can smart target a tank formation. Done hit the tanks in critical points. Some land and become mines. Or even reactivate when tank support and the medics arrive.
    Because they work as a team they can delay assistance for a considerable time. Imagine a minefield where the mines crawl around and kill people who don't have a transponder while an assault team walks safely thru.

    Or a gun smart shells that fly around corners, into hardened bunkers and wait. Not fused or time delay but until they decide to strike.


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    What round for drone swarm???

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