’Siri, Kill That Guy’: Drones Might Get Voice Controls
By David Axe | DangerRoom
The next decade could see a huge shift in the way armed drones and their human controllers interact, with potentially profound effects on future battlefields. At the heart of this change: two-way voice controls for autonomous systems, just like your iPhone’s Siri app. Also, vibrating controls like an Xbox controller. A drone operator could literally talk to a drone and the drone could talk right back, and also alert its human operator with a sensation similar to touch.
A Predator ground control station. Photo: US Air Force
Today, human drone operators rely on clunky interfaces comprised of computer screens, keyboards and joysticks to steer their robot charges, which might be thousands of miles away from the virtual cockpits. The operator’s input is limited to keystrokes and mouse and joystick movements transmitted via satellite. The drone responds solely with streams of data or visual images sent from its onboard cameras. “It’s a desktop-type environment similar to an office,” explains Mike Patzek, a senior engineer working for the Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio.
In the next decade or so, much more sophisticated controls — what the Air Force calls “man-machine interfaces” — could replace the desktops, Patzek tells Danger Room. In addition to the Siri-style two-way voice exchange, Patzek says the next-gen controls could include smarter, easier-to-interpret computer displays and tactile feedback from the drone to the operator, much in the way an Xbox controller vibrates to alert a player he’s taking damage within a game.
Read the full article at: wired.com
Possible new drone voice commands could allow the military to ’hands-free’ target evil militants as seen here.
U.S. missiles kill 15 "militants" in Pakistan, bodies not identified, quickly buried
U.S. missile strikes "kill 17 militants" in Pakistan
How Obama Changed Definition of ‘Civilian’ in Secret Drone Wars
Obama’s Drones Threaten World Civilization
World’s First Flying File-Sharing Drones in Action
DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser
Drones roam Skies of US Cities (Video)
US drone raids kill over 120 in 2 days
Timing of US drone strike questioned: "It was in retaliation for Davis.The CIA was angry."
Time to finally say NO to drone strikes
Latest News from our Front Page
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released in November
Parole board decides to release convicted spy after 30 years; Israeli officials deny claims that development is linked to the deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
A federal parole board has ruled that Jonathan Pollard, a former US Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, will be released in November after serving a 30-year prison sentence, his attorneys said ...
Swedish University removes all portraits and busts of White Male Professors
Portraits and busts of all the “white male professors” have been removed from the part of Stockholm University, Sweden, which is dedicated to the study of Law.
Not only have they be removed, but they have also been replaced by artwork which apparently promotes “diversity”.
One of these is a drawing of a moose head colored with a rainbow.
Dean of Stockholm University, ...
40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused: Virtually All Are Tortured
According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused.
PPC attorney Mufeed al-Haj notes that this horrific, grotesque abuse is not the only crime of which the Israeli military is ...
Barbara Lerner Spectre On Twitter!
Kevin MacDonald writes in 2010:
In the video below, Barbara Lerner Spectre, who runs a government-funded Jewish study group in Sweden, makes the following remarkable statement—remarkable because she does not attribute anti-Jewish attitudes to irrational prejudices or even Muslims who hate Israel. Instead she says that it’s because of the “leading role” played by Jews in the movement toward multiculturalism:
“I think ...
Sweden investigating underwater wreckage as possible Russian submarine
What may be the wreckage of a Russian submarine is seen off the coast of Sweden
The Swedish military is studying a video taken by shipwreck hunters who say it shows a wrecked submarine, just off the country’s eastern coast, which appears to be Russian.
Ocean X Team, the company behind the discovery, said on its website: “It is unclear how old ...
|More News » |