Friday, January 25, 2013

Unmanned flying robots
This blog is so I can  communicate, what I find interesting. Hopefully you will also. Everything concerning photography appears in my other blog Cameras and Photography.Although it is possible that photographs, and articles that appear in that blog might also appear here, and the opposite could also be true.
So without further delay here is post number one........

Nova - Rise of the Drones - ...This was an amazing show!! I was drop jaw amazed about how far the drones have come since I last did any research or reading on them. Nova did and outstanding job reporting on this amazing trend from the military to the happy hobbyist that wants to fly his own drone in the form of a back yard helicopter.

Program Description
Drones. These unmanned flying robots–some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds–do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance, and each other. And it's just the beginning. Discover the cutting edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history as NOVA gets ready for "Rise of the Drones."

Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes. Aired January 23, 2013 on PBS

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