How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting the Pentagon's Weapons Program
No one knows the challenges of the battlefield better than the soldiers who face them every day. As part of a Navy SEAL team in Afghanistan, Brandon Tseng got to know all too well the gut-wrenching existential uncertainty involved in kicking down doors in a war zone: Would there be an IED on the other side? A suicide bomber? An enemy combatant with a gun or grenade? An ally who might look the same at first glance? Or just an innocent little girl, caught up in a conflict that to her means only terror, grief, and despair?
CHECK OUT THE PENTAGON’S LIKELY NEW AUTONOMOUS DRONE
What, exactly, will the “Autonomous Tactical Airborne Drones” do? Judging by video from Shield AI, it looks like they’ll fly into unknown airspace, inside of buildings.
Special Operators Are Getting a New Autonomous Tactical Drone
Taking off with the push of a button, the Shield AI drone flies into a building and autonomously maps its interior using cameras, lasers, and inertial and ultrasonic sensors. Unlike your average off-the-shelf drone, it requires no human piloting and doesn’t need GPS.
Special Forces developing 'AI in the sky' drones that can create 3D maps of enemy lairs: Pentagon reveals $1m secretive 'autonomous tactical airborne drone' project
The Pentagon is developing its own 'AI soldier drones' that can hunt down the enemy and even fly inside buildings to give military bosses a look inside.
Military R&D lab taps MIT tech leader
Shield AI is developing small, autonomous drone aircraft intended to help American combat troops collect intelligence in tight quarters, such as inside buildings or tunnel systems.