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In the USA, an autonomous microspit

American scientists and researchers from NASA have developed a miniature unmanned aerial device capable of performing tasks almost autonomously.

The idea of ​​using small, inconspicuous and economical UAVs for reconnaissance is not new, since such drones were used by the United States during the military campaign in Iraq. But the work of modern devices of this class is almost entirely based on GPS and remote commands of a human operator. This factor limits the capabilities of these aircraft, especially in a city with high-rise buildings.

Developed by the staff of the laboratory of the US National Aerospace Administration in Pasadena, the micro auger is devoid of most of these inconveniences. This aircraft has a camera and a processor that has the ability to independently construct a three-dimensional map of the area, identify people and other objects, as well as select a flight path and a place for landing. The operator is only required to specify the current point and determine the place of arrival.

During the experiment, a quadrocopter (the size of which is 50х50 cm) took off on its own, flew through the room littered with junk and landed on a special platform. Now this device is being tested in complicated tests.

Since 2008 has been tested even more miniature Norwegian device Prox Dynamic PD-100, the length of which is 20 centimeters, weight is about 15 grams. However, the tests are not yet complete.

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  1. Brother Sarych
    Brother Sarych 26 July 2012 09: 11
    Now we need to introduce a fly swatter into the equipment ...
    1. Professor
      Professor 26 July 2012 09: 24
      I offer dichlorvos and Velcro, but you can run sparrows, they peck the whole group of enemy UAVs. laughing
      1. Stas57
        Stas57 26 July 2012 11: 27
        war sparrows that's cool
        1. Armata
          Armata 26 July 2012 12: 12
          And who said that we don’t have such wink One representative even on the site happens regularly laughing

          And the helicopter is clearly from the Detsky Mir store at my small one.
  2. borisst64
    borisst64 26 July 2012 11: 42
    And I thought they would tell about the unit that is in the photo! (explicit photoshop)
    1. Podojdi
      Podojdi 26 July 2012 14: 18
      This is not Photoshop, but the Prox Dynamic PD-100.
    2. antiaircrafter
      antiaircrafter 26 July 2012 21: 53
      Quote: borisst64
      explicit photoshop

      Yeah, they forgot to draw a shadow from a helicopter.
      1. Oleg Rosskiyy
        Oleg Rosskiyy 26 July 2012 22: 49
        Quote: antiaircrafter
        Yeah, they forgot to draw a shadow from a helicopter.

        A shadow is still under development.
        1. vylvyn
          vylvyn 27 July 2012 02: 07
          The shadow is classified.
  3. TROG
    TROG 26 July 2012 12: 04
    Previously, this was only in science fiction books.
    1. lotus04
      lotus04 27 July 2012 06: 31
      In the USA, an autonomous microspit

      Which flies at micro distances.
    2. uruk
      uruk 27 July 2012 22: 01
      Quote: TROG
      Previously, this was only in science fiction books.

      At least until the micro-RPV from the "Empire of the Resurrected" S. Westerfeld developers still have to walk and walk.
  4. Justme
    Justme 26 July 2012 13: 07
    Once I was at a conference in the Crimea and it turned out that the group from Motor Sich was making an engine for a European drone.
    The recipe for their work was simple.
    At the head put a specialist bison. Such an old man with a cane.
    A dozen sensible young people have been trained on modern development tools .. And then - actually the work and the result ..

    And in order to do development similar to this micro-drone, it’s necessary 5-10 competent specialists ..

    It’s not a secret - we have a bunch of such capable people outsourcing from foreign companies ..
  5. Justme
    Justme 26 July 2012 15: 03
  6. ds4trr3ed
    ds4trr3ed 26 July 2012 21: 20
    The authorities of our country have done a lot, but this is already too much.
    I generally accidentally found him
    Here is information about each of us, for example: relatives, friends, correspondence from social networks.
    And most importantly, it is accessible to everyone, I was really scared at first - you never know what moron there will climb
    Well, the truth is that you can remove yourself from the site.
  7. vylvyn
    vylvyn 27 July 2012 02: 12
    At the beginning of the article - a quote - "American research scientists from NASA have developed a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle capable of performing tasks almost autonomously."
    As I understand it, the photo shows one of NASA's research scientists. laughing laughing laughing In body armor. laughing laughing laughing (shovel)
  8. Qwerty43
    Qwerty43 27 July 2012 06: 09
    Have you seen this? Putin's current government has made this database , where you can find detailed information about each resident on the territory of the former USSR. I registered, found and deleted my data, which I advise everyone to do. And whether Mali is anyone there looking for ...
  9. Darn
    Darn 27 July 2012 13: 41
    For some reason, it seems to me that for a man in combat conditions this occupation will end badly. On the radio control signal, it will be tracked and shmolnit. I wonder how they will work on this issue.
  10. Dryomin
    Dryomin 29 July 2012 12: 35
    I think it's a great idea. Run a couple of dozen of these kids and get a full assessment of the terrain of the fighting. Let him fly swatter immediately slam, but because of their number ...