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Watch a man get stunned by the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone
Engadget ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zach Honig

Posted on 03/07/2014 1:04:35 PM PST by Altariel

You're gonna want to steer clear of this CUPID. The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-intentioned hoodlum. This is serious business for Chaotic Moon, the folks behind SharkPunch and the Pizza Hut touch table. The Austin-based design studio created the flying machine as a tech demo, but CUPID could be quickly brought to production whenever a personal security or law enforcement client sees fit. This prototype unit is based on a Tarot Hexacopter, originally designed to carry a digital SLR for video and aerial photo shoots. With a Phazzer Dragon on board, however, a few modifications made this an entirely different beast.

The objective here isn't to have a copter autonomously wandering city streets, detaining suspects until the police arrive (though the device could theoretically handle such a task). Instead, due to legal requirements, the drone is operated by a pilot, who flies the craft manually, with a second person tasked with triggering the stun gun. Eventually, such a device could be used to aid police in subduing a suspect until officers are able to arrive on the scene. An embedded camera provides a live video feed to operators, who can evaluate the situation before deciding to strike. Since a public park demonstration would likely result in some pretty stirred-up locals, Chaotic Moon invited us up to its Austin offices for a closed-door session during SXSW.

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1 posted on 03/07/2014 1:04:35 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

“Chaotic” and 80,000 volts don’t belong in the same sentence, much less the same device.

“Pull!”


2 posted on 03/07/2014 1:07:01 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Altariel

Political dissidents and undesirables on notice.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 1:08:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Altariel

Is it immune to .50 caliber?


4 posted on 03/07/2014 1:08:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Altariel

http://www.luckygunner.com/12ga-3-uranium-drone-load-tacnition-5-rounds


5 posted on 03/07/2014 1:09:11 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 21twelve

Yeah, but then how else are they going to come up with a cool name?

Maybe...

Special Tyrannical Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone....

Never mind. I can see why that one never made the list.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 1:09:44 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

The Toclafane from Doctor Who come to mind.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 1:11:07 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d say #8 birdshot would do a number on it.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 1:11:33 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Altariel; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Americanwolf; Anoreth; ...

Undead “Info Ping” to article.
Eyes on the skies.
I have no doubt this will be aimed directly at us.
Nully, your ping list may want a look at this as well.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 1:12:51 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: MrB; 2ndDivisionVet

Double ought, two shotty, two differing directions.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 1:13:42 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Cool.

But you can’t hit what you can’t see.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 1:14:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Altariel

Super loud drone. It would work well on deaf people who are not looking behind them.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 1:14:19 PM PST by lurk
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To: 21twelve

I hope we never hear about accidental discharges that unfortunately bring down such helpful drones. /sarc


13 posted on 03/07/2014 1:14:42 PM PST by afsnco
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh man, 12ga swhat i’m tawkin bout.
14 posted on 03/07/2014 1:15:52 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Altariel

Get real good at whatever you carry. I practice at a rate of 50+ rounds every 40 days. But I’ll up it to 100 rounds and include moving targets from now on.

The army developed a pain gun that made people throw away any metal. (If you have fillings, you’re in for meeting with God.) They never deployed it in Iraq because of “bad optics.” But you can bet they’d deploy it against those evil Tea Partiers and former vets and 2nd amendment terrorists.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 1:16:08 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Altariel
Interesting choice for an acronym.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 1:18:17 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Darksheare

Wouldn’t those be great on the border? At least until the mines can be laid. ;o]


17 posted on 03/07/2014 1:18:35 PM PST by Monkey Face (What happens in vagueness stays in vagueness.)
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To: Constitution Day

Sam Cooke was so good...


18 posted on 03/07/2014 1:19:03 PM PST by Monkey Face (What happens in vagueness stays in vagueness.)
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To: Altariel

The uLEO’s just popped a woodie.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 1:19:59 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Monkey Face

Yes, he had quite a remarkable voice!


20 posted on 03/07/2014 1:22:39 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Monkey Face

Yeah.
Instead, our “dear Leader” is wasting resources coming after... Americans.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 1:23:36 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is it immune to .50 caliber?

I think an ounce and an eighth of #7-1/2 shot would work better.

22 posted on 03/07/2014 1:24:15 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The government will declare drones as officers of the law as they do with their dogs. You shoot one down, they do the same to you.


23 posted on 03/07/2014 1:29:42 PM PST by PeaRidge
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To: Darksheare; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
Do NOT anger Deity photo DonotangerDeity.jpg

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

24 posted on 03/07/2014 1:34:57 PM PST by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Altariel

All it needs is a Skittles logo


25 posted on 03/07/2014 1:36:12 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it immune to a 0.500” water hose?..............


26 posted on 03/07/2014 1:38:31 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Altariel

I can see how something like this could have taken out Breitbart as he went for a walk.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 1:40:53 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Altariel
The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-intentioned hoodlum or a TEA Party Patriot.
28 posted on 03/07/2014 1:42:05 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Altariel

Ping for out of work viewing....


29 posted on 03/07/2014 1:48:08 PM PST by RedWing9 (Jesus Rocks Zero Sucks)
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To: Gen.Blather

A meeting with God as in a short screaming visit, or a Hotel California-type meeting with God?


30 posted on 03/07/2014 1:54:35 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Constitution Day; Monkey Face
Yes, he had quite a remarkable voice!

One of the best.

Regrettably, he chose to enter that motel lobby wearing only shoes and a sports coat.

31 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:25 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: txhurl

“A meeting with God as in a short screaming visit, “

The microwave beam makes holding onto metal or having metal in your body excruciating. Your fillings would feel like molten metal. So, a short, screaming visit. Or, a permanent visit if you have a heart attack.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 1:56:35 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Altariel

First public use will be on those tea-party grandmas who go the US Capital, act violently, spit on black congressmen, and clean up garbage at the same time.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 1:58:37 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Altariel

A handful of coiled wire would make a mess of the rotors.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 1:59:46 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Scoutmaster

*sob*


35 posted on 03/07/2014 2:04:21 PM PST by Monkey Face (What happens in vagueness stays in vagueness.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Range? Like a hundred feet? you could conceivable run away?


36 posted on 03/07/2014 2:04:52 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Rebelbase

While you’re certainly correct, if you’re engaged with someone on your front and this think blows in from behind, you probably lose.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 2:06:43 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Rebelbase

So would a apeargun. I guess these babies are too expensive for Chaotic Moon to subject to field trials with real people aiming.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 2:07:36 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

“Range? Like a hundred feet? you could conceivable run away?”

It was made to fire from a helicopter at long ranges.


39 posted on 03/07/2014 2:11:30 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Altariel

I wonder how long until someone learns how to hijack the device and wait for the responders.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 2:15:19 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Altariel

Seems farmers could make good use of this.
Scarecrow and varmint deterrant.


41 posted on 03/07/2014 2:19:42 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mrsmith
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote."

Caddy Shack (1980)

42 posted on 03/07/2014 2:23:44 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RedMDer
hijack the device

It will happen.

Problem is in a few years there will be 423 different Chinese sourced knock off versions all with different software so knowing which one is heading your way may be a challenge.

43 posted on 03/07/2014 2:26:02 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Altariel

Would have been more omininous if they had callied it

Civilian
Undesirable
Person
Intercept
Drone


44 posted on 03/07/2014 2:29:02 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: PeaRidge
The government will declare drones as officers of the law as they do with their dogs. You shoot one down, they do the same to you.

Yep. It's us against them.

45 posted on 03/07/2014 2:30:10 PM PST by bgill
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To: Altariel

I’ll put this on my Christmas list.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 2:31:56 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: MrB
"I’d say #8 birdshot would do a number on it."

First use a 4 letter word we teach future shot gunners to use. PULL!

47 posted on 03/07/2014 2:41:50 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: null and void

sometimes it is not a good thing to have more technology


48 posted on 03/07/2014 3:57:46 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Altariel

The moderators have already ordered a couple of these. The mother of all zot machines.


49 posted on 03/07/2014 4:07:57 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Altariel

You can guarantee it will be a SEVER punishment if one of these devices are broken. The master’s property must not be damaged.


50 posted on 03/07/2014 4:46:22 PM PST by Organic Panic
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