Forward Bias

September 28, 2007

This Weekâ''s Theme: Unmanned

UAVs are branching out. We now have:

The Robo-Copter (via Danger Room)

The flying robo-ethernet hub

Various Robo-Peppered Moths

â''Swarms of mini unmanned aircraft infiltrate ventilation systems, perch somewhere or morph into the scenery and await the opportunity to personally deliver their one-pound explosive.â''

and a Robo-jet-ski!

(An unmanned maritime reconnaissance vehicle, from QinetiQ, a "UK defense contractor with poor spelling.â'')

But, you may ask yourself, how will I carry all my drones around?

Why, in the UXV Combatant Warship Made for Drone Battles, of course.


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