Taser-equipped drone demonstrated on unfortunate intern at SXSW

By Shawn Knight
Mar 11, 2014
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  1. The military has been using unmanned drones to carry out operations for years but as the technology becomes more accessible, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that interest is picking up domestically.

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  2. Brodo Laggins

    Brodo Laggins TS Rookie Posts: 22   +12

    But is it laserproof??

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  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    How often do the cops actually chase someone where they'd need this? Usually they show up after the crime and track them down. I really doubt suspects run in real life as often as they do on CSI. What they need is a drone that can stop a car. Car chases are far more likely and dangerous.

    Perhaps a good workout plan and some new cross-trainers would help them catch criminals on foot without the technology. :)
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    Oh great... As if the fascists in our police departments needed another way to abuse their authority, and kill you. It's bad enough that they dress like they're in the military, tase children, shoot kids with Wii remotes, and kill people protecting their families while serving no knock warrants on the wrong houses.
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    How shocking. It works fine in a controlled environment with non of natures elements rampant and against a willing static guinea pig but how well will it actually work in a real life chase drama situation? I don't think the common trigger happy flatfoot has to worry about being replaced just yet.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    I am sorry but... THAT IS AWESOME!!!!
  7. davimous

    davimous TS Rookie Posts: 55   +9

    We all remember what happened at the beginning of Robocop. You have ten seconds to comply!
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  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,455   +1,759

    Who gives a f***? As long as the company that makes it can make money selling it to police forces far and wide, that's all that really matters, isn't it?

    It's the same with defective body armor and guns that jamb, they're profitable.

    And you know how many cost overruns are going to be involved, as soon as they get a contract(s) to build them.

    Or, we could have the Chinese build them for us. That way they can leave a back door in order to sic them on their, "masters".

    Dobermans have a reputation for attacking their owners. I think it's only fair that if you're going to put them out of a job, it's only fair to leave the same hazard in place for the robot's handlers.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2014
  9. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 860   +307

    The future is coming, and looking pretty much dystopian like we figured, FWIW 80,000 V is getting on the high side..LOL
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
  10. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Addict Posts: 289   +55

    Taser making rape easier since 1974
  11. This was way too close to achieve a the Neuro-Muscular Incapacitation, the probes were too close to each other. It must have hurt though...
  12. Next time we will see homing missile-equipped drone demonstrated on unfortunate intern.. :D
  13. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +41

    Aww man, I was hoping it would chase him around the room with tracking software and taze him while he desperately tries to escape.
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  14. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 860   +307

    could be the basis for a new 'reality' TV show. Experts control the device, volunteers for prizes flee the drone on foot through the city and if they get away they get a prize, if not.....zap.
  15. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 860   +307

    I recently read an article about how tasers have now beat pepper spray as the low-cost criminals #1 choice for use in committing crime.
  16. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +41

    No no, I want a swarm of these that can track targets autonomously.
  17. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 488   +122

  18. Better to be tazed and dazed than shot dead by a fearless psychopath, who's in fear for their life, I mean arent they always in fear? thats the problem they hire pussies and fear based lower IQ parrots who run around in fear all day lol, I wil take the drone any day over a chicken **** cop with a bad attitude. yep
  19. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    Tased and dased, assuming the person that was tased didn't have a heart defect/condition. On a table in the coroner's office, and a paid off medical examiner writing that your death had nothing to do with the 80,000 volts that was just sent through your body multiple times, otherwise.

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