What costs a lot of money, sounds like a swarm of angry hornets and really shouldn't be used near airports? Drones, or more accurately quad copters (drones implies autonomous, they aren't). I have one of these things languishing in my garage (there's only so many aerial views of my culdesac I need) but it required a lot less skill to put together than this offering by vitreolum, and it makes a lot more noise.
This near-future UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by Red Spacecat is sleek and intimidating. I definitely wouldn't want to get on the bad side of whoever owns this thing. The build, which is a redesign of another UAV, looks very realistic and definitely feels like it could be a real-life weapon in a few years from now. I really dig the color scheme, too: the dark blue and white combine really nicely with the yellow accents.
I have to assume with the coming advances in artificial intelligence and robotics that eventually we'll have cybernetic deep thinkers, robophilosophers if you will. I have to wonder what this drone by builder Si-MOCs is thinking. "What is the sound of one actuator clapping?"
I would genuinely like to see something like this, actually a feet of these, deployed in strategic spots all over my native state. We basically have two times of year in CA (or at least we did) wildfire season, and mudslide season. But since we haven't had any rain in forever, the state is essentially one big tinder pile right now.
This is impressive. I've been wondering if something like this is possible, now I wonder no more. Builder 4estFeller has created a fully functioning quadcopter from technic. Obviously the electronics and props are not LEGO, but the frame is, and it's perfect. Check out the video to see it in action.
A lot has been written recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence and robot autonomy. You know what the biggest danger of having awesome beasts like this fire fighting MOC by Onosendai2600? Dorks like me continually pulling the fire alarm just so we can see it show up.