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[email protected] hosts “Welcome to ThunderDrone” event to demonstrate the latest in drone technology. https://t.co/qAZHvo8aGW

.@USASOCNews hosts “Welcome to ThunderDrone” event to demonstrate the latest in drone technology. https://t.co/qAZHvo8aGW

YBOR CITY, Fla. -- Enter the unassuming brick building in historic Ybor City, Florida, and there's the buzz of drones in the air and sound of robots on the ground. There's an autonomous drone that launches from a moving truck or boat to support a convoy on the move, then tracks the vehicle while orbiting around and monitoring nearby threats. There's a pistol-packing robot that can sneak into buildings, climb stairs, send 360-degree views of the site and then lock on a target and shoot. And there are drones that work together in a swarm to relay information and then autonomously reconfigure their position to reestablish communications if a fellow drone goes down. Welcome to ThunderDrone. The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)-led event, which used prototyping and demonstrations to understand the potential and limitations of drones, robotics and artificial intelligence,...

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