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Cupid Drone armed with taser gaining interest from military and law enforcement

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MyFoxDC
March 24, 2014

A new drone, armed with a taser, is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies.

It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into a subject.

“If you imagine a S.W.A.T. raid and people running – why send officers, with gun blazing, down an alley way where they can shoot and harm an innocent person or whatever, when you could just have the drone follow them,” said Chaotic Moon co-founder, William “Whurley” Hurley.

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Facebook loves You "Dumb Mother Fuckers."

Facebook Wants to Build 11,000 Drones

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Jordyn Taylor
Beta Beat
March 4, 2014

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope — it’s a Facebook drone.

The social media site reportedly wants to use drones to bring Internet connection to the two thirds of the world that still lack connectivity, starting with parts of Africa. The initiative is part of the internet.org project, which Facebook backs.

To do so, Facebook could have bought some individual drones. Instead, overachievers that they are, they bought a drone company. According to TechCrunch, Facebook is shelling out $60 million to acquire Titan Aerospace, a company that makes “atmospheric satellites” — basically, solar-powered drones capable of staying in the sky for up to five years.

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We Don't Need You Anymore!

Army Trucks That Drive Themselves

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Rebecca J. Rosen
The Atlantic
February 5, 2014

Last month, General Robert Cone, the head of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, gave a speech that the service’s future configuration. In short: fewer soldiers, more “lethality.”

How’s that? Cone said that in the years and decades ahead, the Army could scale back its brigade combat team—dramatically—from 4,000 to 3,000 soldiers or thereabouts. To make up for the loss in manpower, the service would turn increasingly to robots. Robots could perform many of the support tasks soldiers currently are saddled with, sparing American lives while, as Alexis put it, “giving the Army more killing power per brigade.”

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These Will Not Save You.
These Will Hunt You!

Swarms of drones could be the next frontier in emergency response

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Nidhi Subbaraman
NBC News
January 25, 2014

Robots that can buzz, whir, and clamber into some of the most dangerous crime scenes and disaster zones are coming to the aid of police officers and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way.

In October 2013, a parolee barricaded himself in a Roseville, Calif., suburban home of a young couple and their toddler, taking mother and child hostage. A SWAT team from the local police station captured the alleged offender and took him in, but not before gunfire ripped through the one-story home and injured officers.

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First American to be sentenced to jail following an arrest made possible by a domestic drone

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Jason Koebler
USNews
January 15, 2014

The first American man arrested with the help of a Predator drone has also become the first man who will go to jail because of it.

Tuesday, Rodney Brossart, a North Dakotan cattle rancher, was sentenced to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended, for terrorizing police officers who were trying to arrest him at his property in 2011. The strange case garnered national attention because it was the first time a law enforcement agency had used an unmanned aerial vehicle to assist in carrying out an arrest.

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