Electric Quadrotors for Commandos

What have we learned from Mumbai 26/11 Attacks? Why is our Army, Military and National Security Guards not using Robots, min-Drones and Quadrotor drones in combat situations with terrorist? There is no doubt that we have brave and combat ready army but fatalities are sure when they are dealing with terrorist on suicide missions. In such events not a single solider should loose his life… which will then make it demoralizing for the terrorist and their handlers because after repeated attacks and loss of life the Indian Soldiers are still intact. It is only when 1 Indian soldier dies that these Suicide Missions considered successful. Only then will the terrorist will soon realize that it would be futile launching suicide attacks against India as no soldiers will die.

Our Army is already using Drone technology for… spying across the border and other military activity. Mumbai Police have used quadrotor drones during crowded events like Ganesh Visarjans. Wonder what purpose they might have served other than a better view of the Visarjans…lol.

Below is the kind of drone or a swarm of such drones can be sent in to chase or seek and kill a terrorist or a group of terrorist:

These can have Laser weapons attached to them or built into them like below:

A swarm of them can be sent in depending upon the situation:

These electric drones are much quieter than their petrol fueled relatives and are difficult to track by radar and modern weaponry due to their smaller size and negligible heat map which can be easily camouflaged even more with the use of Wood, rubber, plastics.

Drones are very affordable technology which the Military can mass produce cheaply and deploy around the border. These should be developed in such a way that they work using GPS coordinates given by Indian GPS Satellite and in case of these falling in enemy hands they will not be able to operate it effectively. These Drones should also be password protected so that it doesnt fall in enemy hands and if it does they should not be able to use it effectively.

Then there is the pint-sized robotic tank that is currently being tested by the U.S. Army. MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) is a 3-foot tall, remote-controlled ground vehicle that can assist in anything from camera surveillance to launching grenades. MAARS can take on the riskiest of tasks, like disarming IEDs to keep soldiers out of harm’s way.

Tanks aren’t known for their agility, but DARPA’s developing one that could change that.

Tanks aren’t known for their agility, but DARPA’s developing one that could change that.

The vehicle is part of their Ground X-Vehicle Technology program, which aims to better adapt to the changing landscape of ground combat.

Up until now the solution to providing more secure and durable tanks was to increase the armor around them.

The added weight slows vehicles down and doesn’t necessarily provide additional protection against the weapons used in modern warfare.

DARPA is switching up their approach by designing a machine that can avoid threats altogether.

They’re still in the early stages of research and development but have a very clear picture of what they’re looking for.

In a statement they said their goal is, “…to investigate revolutionary ground-vehicle technologies that would simultaneously improve the mobility and survivability of vehicles…including avoiding detection, engagement and hits by adversaries.”

Early computer models show enhanced suspension systems that could raise and lower the body of the tank, armor that has repositioning capabilities, and better acceleration.

Thus, rather than outfitting a vehicle to survive a direct hit, they plan to make one that can just get out of its way.

WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding and galloping gaits. The video shows WildCat’s best performance so far. WildCat is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program

Alpha Dog- The Legged Squad Support System, or LS3, demonstration was a performance test of the pack mule prototype for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos and DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar. Interviews include: Lt. Col Joe Hitt, DARPA program manager, and Brig. Gen. Mark R. Wise, Commanding General of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. Video by Cpl. Christofer Baines | Defense Media Activity – Marines

In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously.

The MIT Cheetah 2 contains the custom electric motor designed by Jeffrey Lang, the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT and the amplifier designed by David Otten, a principal research engineer in MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

This work was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Watch the MIT cheetah run outside:

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