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2012-06-18 10:56:08 AM
But the official in charge of the effort envisions a new drone software architecture that's agnostic about what kind of drone it controls; and allows human controllers to think in terms of drone fleets rather than individual robots, including fleets comprising different kinds of drones. That would enable a dramatic expansion of the possibilities of drone warfare.

Indeed, because South Korean StarCraft players will soon be running the planet.
 
2012-06-18 11:00:09 AM
The enemy's gate is down.
 
2012-06-18 11:01:15 AM

HotWingConspiracy: But the official in charge of the effort envisions a new drone software architecture that's agnostic about what kind of drone it controls; and allows human controllers to think in terms of drone fleets rather than individual robots, including fleets comprising different kinds of drones. That would enable a dramatic expansion of the possibilities of drone warfare.

Indeed, because South Korean StarCraft players will soon be running the planet.


Yeah, that kind of interface immediately came to mind. But I didn't think of it in terms of SK. The good news is they'll all kill themselves from exhaustion a few days into that war.
 
2012-06-18 11:54:25 AM

HotWingConspiracy: But the official in charge of the effort envisions a new drone software architecture that's agnostic about what kind of drone it controls; and allows human controllers to think in terms of drone fleets rather than individual robots, including fleets comprising different kinds of drones. That would enable a dramatic expansion of the possibilities of drone warfare.

Indeed, because South Korean StarCraft players will soon be running the planet.


Swarms. It's what I have been working on.
 
2012-06-18 12:04:46 PM
And every single app will have the aileron and elevator control on the left stick. Has no one who has ever written or tested a flying app ever picked up a real rc plane? Still waiting on the update for Il 2 Sturmovic to fix the controls!!
 
2012-06-18 12:26:56 PM
Couldn't part of the purchasing agreement define that the drones' software be compatible with an existing master control program that the gov't operates? Would that not make the manufacturer's have to worry about compatibility rather than forcing the gov't to buy yet another system to make all the these disparate systems work together.

To me it sounds like they have a bunch of apps and are writing an operating system that can run all the apps, rather than writing an operating system and making all of the app companies make apps that are compatible with that operating system. That sounds wasteful and backwards, but I have a layman's understanding of IT so I could easily be misinterpreting the situation.

//If anyone who knows anything about the actual topic wants to correct me, I would appreciate it.
 
2012-06-18 05:04:29 PM
I'm sorry, I was too distracted by this sentence (and the article it led to):

The information their sensors collect is transmitted - apparently without encryption - to distinct ground control stations.

/kinda makes me want to buy a FTA receiver a little more
 
2012-06-18 06:10:27 PM
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US IS OP... DRONE RUSH... WTF, HAX!>!>!!ONE
 
2012-06-18 06:34:55 PM
More and more I'm reminded, in part, of Ender's Game. It has been ages since I read the series so my memory is a little fuzzy. I think it is time to revisit that set of books and read it again now that I'm grown and retired. In other words; now that I'm pretty sure I've matured a little bit.
 
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