Do We Really Need Drones With Frickin' Machine Guns Attached to Their Heads?

Because someone's making them. And it ain't Dr. Evil.

By Evan Bleier

 
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11 August 2017

The world right now, if you haven't noticed, is a tense place. 

And while we're not ones to pile it on, we’d be remiss in our duties  to not bring to your attention that a U.S.-based robotics company says they’ve developed a gun-wielding drone that can carry firearms like semi-automatic rifles and grenades into combat.

Call us soft, but yeah, that's worrisome.

Gun Drones (2 images)

Developed by Duke Robotics, the purpose of the remote-controlled TIKAD octocopter drone is to keep troops from ever putting boots on the ground. “TIKAD allows governments to utilize completely new capabilities against terrorist groups and reduce the number of deployed ground troops, and therefore, the number of casualties,” Duke says.

Sounds good — until their proprietary tech falls into the wrong hands. 

Granted, the idea of saving lives is a good one, but there’s just something unsettling about a drone dishing death by machine gun from 1,500 feet.

Don't know about you, but think we saw that in a movie once.

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