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Disposable drones to the rescue

(2:36) Biodegradable drones that disappear after they have served their purpose could soon be delivering humanitarian aid in disaster stricken areas.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (218 days ago)

This brings up so many questions.

1. How are the batteries, GPS modules, switches, motors, wires, and PCBs going to be made biodegradable?

2. Is that really cheaper than dropping a parachute?

3. Once it gets to the destination, a parachute can be reused to make tents, clothing, garbage bags, or body bags. I don't see any downside to using parachutes. The strings can be used as well. Seems they are trying to fix a process that isn't broken.

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This brings up so many questions.

1. How are the batteries, GPS modules, switches, motors, wires, and PCBs going to be made biodegradable?

2. Is that really cheaper than dropping a parachute?

3. Once it gets to the destination, a parachute can be reused to make tents, clothing, garbage bags, or body bags. I don't see any downside to using parachutes. The strings can be used as well. Seems they are trying to fix a process that isn't broken.

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Guest: (218 days ago)

Watch the video, it is explained. They are more accurate than parachutes because of GPS and controls inside. Why are libtards so dumb ?

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Watch the video, it is explained. They are more accurate than parachutes because of GPS and controls inside. Why are libtards so dumb ?

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

Is this just a wind-up? OK, I'll bite as I was going to post anyway.

1. COncernedCitizen asks how the electronics are going to be made biodegradable. Please point out where in the video it is explained (as you claim)

2. He asks if they are cheaper than parachutes - you answer a different question about accuracy.

3. You ask "Why are libtards so dumb?" I think "Libtard" needs to include libertarian as well as liberal to apply to COncernedCitizen.

So, COncernedCitizen, you raise good points. The only thing these drones have going for them is accuracy. In humanitarian scenarios parachutes are more useful, adaptable, cheaper and can handle bigger payloads.

Accuracy should not be a problem: a low-level flight with lots of people on the ground should cater for most circumstances.

I therefore suspect this DARPA -supported project is not about humanitarian aid.. My suspicious mind comes up with two other possibilities.

Firstly, the military. Here's a way to deliver a 2 lb payload covertly (silent and with minimal radar presence) to within 50 feet of a location and the bulk of the drone will disappear within a few days. How useful would that be for covert operations?

Secondly, business. Is this a viable option for say Amazon to deliver goods to purchasers? Obviously 50 feet is too large an error of margin at the moment, but it's a start.

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Is this just a wind-up? OK, I'll bite as I was going to post anyway.

1. COncernedCitizen asks how the electronics are going to be made biodegradable. Please point out where in the video it is explained (as you claim)

2. He asks if they are cheaper than parachutes - you answer a different question about accuracy.

3. You ask "Why are libtards so dumb?" I think "Libtard" needs to include libertarian as well as liberal to apply to COncernedCitizen.

So, COncernedCitizen, you raise good points. The only thing these drones have going for them is accuracy. In humanitarian scenarios parachutes are more useful, adaptable, cheaper and can handle bigger payloads.

Accuracy should not be a problem: a low-level flight with lots of people on the ground should cater for most circumstances.

I therefore suspect this DARPA -supported project is not about humanitarian aid.. My suspicious mind comes up with two other possibilities.

Firstly, the military. Here's a way to deliver a 2 lb payload covertly (silent and with minimal radar presence) to within 50 feet of a location and the bulk of the drone will disappear within a few days. How useful would that be for covert operations?

Secondly, business. Is this a viable option for say Amazon to deliver goods to purchasers? Obviously 50 feet is too large an error of margin at the moment, but it's a start.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

Gee, these libtards really struggle when you point out a few truths to them and then we are all subject to gish galluping rants.

COncerned citizen said "I don't see any downsides to using parachutes" . I said the video explains it if you watched it . Even you pointed out that drones have accuracy going for them . The difference is I made my point in 2 lines and you used an essay . Typical libtard with no education . Now your triggered because I called you what you are. Love those salty tears .

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Gee, these libtards really struggle when you point out a few truths to them and then we are all subject to gish galluping rants.

COncerned citizen said "I don't see any downsides to using parachutes" . I said the video explains it if you watched it . Even you pointed out that drones have accuracy going for them . The difference is I made my point in 2 lines and you used an essay . Typical libtard with no education . Now your triggered because I called you what you are. Love those salty tears .

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

Very good: accusing someone of having no education and putting "Now your triggered" in the very next sentence. Priceless!

Don't get too triggered, now.

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Very good: accusing someone of having no education and putting "Now your triggered" in the very next sentence. Priceless!

Don't get too triggered, now.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

Yep very angry and confused libtard obsessing over a simple mistake instead of replying to my arguments . Sadly predictive text systems often make these errors .

Hilarious

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Yep very angry and confused libtard obsessing over a simple mistake instead of replying to my arguments . Sadly predictive text systems often make these errors .

Hilarious

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

Doh! You did get triggered!

Now, don't get triggered again.

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Doh! You did get triggered!

Now, don't get triggered again.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

Yes, you really are an angry little Libtard today Bob . Btw I notice you didn't respond to my points. It was quite easy to show you that I was replying to the original comment. And to think you get so angry when I point out your stupidity!

Over to you libtard.

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Yes, you really are an angry little Libtard today Bob . Btw I notice you didn't respond to my points. It was quite easy to show you that I was replying to the original comment. And to think you get so angry when I point out your stupidity!

Over to you libtard.

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

Oh! And again!

Q: How do you put "Guest" in a double-bind?

A: Tell him not to get triggered.

If you get triggered a 3rd time, Guest, it shows I'm getting to you.

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Oh! And again!

Q: How do you put "Guest" in a double-bind?

A: Tell him not to get triggered.

If you get triggered a 3rd time, Guest, it shows I'm getting to you.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

All this goes to show how little it takes to anger a Libtard. In my case as anyone with a brain can see all I did was to reply to his answers carefully and cleverly. How does a Libtard respond to that? With a childish tantrum of delusions showing how triggered and angry he has become. Btw it is useful to see how the Libtards still have been unable to respond to my actual point. It appears they never studied Reading comprehension like the rest of us.

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All this goes to show how little it takes to anger a Libtard. In my case as anyone with a brain can see all I did was to reply to his answers carefully and cleverly. How does a Libtard respond to that? With a childish tantrum of delusions showing how triggered and angry he has become. Btw it is useful to see how the Libtards still have been unable to respond to my actual point. It appears they never studied Reading comprehension like the rest of us.

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

I'm guessing "Reading" comprehension would be more useful to people who live in Reading. I suggest you should have studied reading comprehension like the rest of us - then you would be better able to spot your schoolboy errors.

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I'm guessing "Reading" comprehension would be more useful to people who live in Reading. I suggest you should have studied reading comprehension like the rest of us - then you would be better able to spot your schoolboy errors.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

Yep, you always know when you have got a Libtard angry when he resorts to trying to pick up on spelling mistakes instead of answering your points about the video in question. The narcissistic and moronic assumption that errors caused by predictive text and autocorrect reflect education level is just a Libtard distraction strategy of desperately clutching at straws.

Gee, I guess it doesn't take much

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Yep, you always know when you have got a Libtard angry when he resorts to trying to pick up on spelling mistakes instead of answering your points about the video in question. The narcissistic and moronic assumption that errors caused by predictive text and autocorrect reflect education level is just a Libtard distraction strategy of desperately clutching at straws.

Gee, I guess it doesn't take much

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Guest: Real mad (217 days ago)
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Arguing with yourself again Bob ?

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Arguing with yourself again Bob ?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (217 days ago)

I doubt this would be a viable option for a company like Amazon to deliver goods. The cost per unit would be too expensive to waste. There are electronics in that device and those do cost money to manufacture too.

Even if you were able to get it to work within 1 millimeter of your target location, it's still not a viable option for Amazon even if it was free. it could hit a person walking by in the head or in the eye. It could hit a passing car causing an accident or at least a scratch on the car.

The drone technology Amazon is testing has cameras on them and are programmed to avoid obstacles, drop the package off, and then fly back to Amazon to be reused again. That makes more sense than to drop gliders from airplanes with expensive parts that get thrown away or stay on someone's property spilling lithium and other toxic materials into the ground.

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I doubt this would be a viable option for a company like Amazon to deliver goods. The cost per unit would be too expensive to waste. There are electronics in that device and those do cost money to manufacture too.

Even if you were able to get it to work within 1 millimeter of your target location, it's still not a viable option for Amazon even if it was free. it could hit a person walking by in the head or in the eye. It could hit a passing car causing an accident or at least a scratch on the car.

The drone technology Amazon is testing has cameras on them and are programmed to avoid obstacles, drop the package off, and then fly back to Amazon to be reused again. That makes more sense than to drop gliders from airplanes with expensive parts that get thrown away or stay on someone's property spilling lithium and other toxic materials into the ground.

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TheBob TheBob (217 days ago)

Yes - an outside possibility. I'm more inclined to think covert military ops.

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Yes - an outside possibility. I'm more inclined to think covert military ops.

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Guest: (217 days ago)

Here we see how the Libtard is forced by better reasoning to use a different opinion. The poor moron has moved from "I don't see the downsides to using parachutes" to recommending drones that even avoid obstacles. This contradictory thinking and cognitive dissonace is a key characteristic of the modern Libtard.

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Here we see how the Libtard is forced by better reasoning to use a different opinion. The poor moron has moved from "I don't see the downsides to using parachutes" to recommending drones that even avoid obstacles. This contradictory thinking and cognitive dissonace is a key characteristic of the modern Libtard.

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