Note that they can fly autonomously -- no human operator required after launch.
Did you hear the folks at Rome Labs recently bought some Wii game boxes? One of the applications they're playing with is real-time image stabilization. One problem with these little UAVs is the camera is jiggling around so much. But with the speed at which the Wii can move pixels around a screen, they can be adapted for image stabilization and even target acquisition without human intervention.
I know other folks are writing software to watch public spaces and notice unusual activity. For example, if a guy carrying a briefcase sits on a park bench for a few minutes, then walks away leaving his brief case, the system could issue an alarm with no human operator required. Spotting a goof with a spray paint can in his hand would be no problem at all.
Someday, the cops will program a few of these at the start of every shift and launch them, adding extra patrol eyes at very low cost. Unfortunately, the Hellfire missles would cost extra.
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All very good ideas. I knew if I planted the seed, you guys would take it and run!!(no pun intended) I like the lethal aspect of your ideas.hehehehehehehe Maybe the city should expand their citizen police academy to become a roving patrol like the housing authority used to have.
How's things you ask?......Just swell, just friggin swell!!
My god, don't give bobbbiez the one's that are armed. At least not without some more intensive and vigorous training. Be a REAL bitch to get hit below the belt with one of those critters, or worse yet ,a hellfire missile, haha. Not to mention the cost of the missile defense system I would have to build around my lawnmower.
Maybe this idea will get buried in other posts before she gets back on friday, along with the GO REDWINGS posts on the sports section!