Security forces and local police may soon have a new tool to use in their work. This two pound robot is packaged as a kit that fits in a suitcase-sized container. It can be assembled and operating in a short time. Using a simple interface that works with a Google maps application, the operator merely points at the target on the map and the flying robot is directed to that location. It has the ability to stay aloft for 20 minutes and can fly at an altitude of 500 feet. The robot is equipped with a camera to take stills or stream video back to the controller. With a $50,000 price tag, it won’t be sold to individuals. Right now, the only place the robot can fly is Canada. It may take another six months or so for the FAA to approve its use in the USA.
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