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    Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Taser International was exploring this concept at a recent law enforcement conference.
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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    A taser on a drone is already a step too far. If police already had these in North Dakota yesterday, they would have been tasing protesters left and right on top of all the other assaults. It's going to create an extremely ugly society if people can't protest for fear of risking a heart attack and/or being incapacitated by a robot.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quite Orwellian


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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    You have 20 seconds to comply....
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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherhand View Post
    A taser on a drone is already a step too far. If police already had these in North Dakota yesterday, they would have been tasing protesters left and right on top of all the other assaults. It's going to create an extremely ugly society if people can't protest for fear of risking a heart attack and/or being incapacitated by a robot.
    Good job there's no pro-police lobbyist attempting to make things like that perfectly legal then i guess, oh wait they are.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Well if you follow the rules of BattleBots, just take a rake or broom on your riots and you'll be fine

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    So they are spending more money on stuff like this and not actual policemen??


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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    So they are spending more money on stuff like this and not actual policemen??
    Err no its the US not UK. One of these could save a policeman's life, or even the life of the person they are trying to arrest. What's better this or a marksman's bullet?

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Most Met officers are taser trained. Only they carry tasers on their belt.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    Err no its the US not UK. One of these could save a policeman's life, or even the life of the person they are trying to arrest. What's better this or a marksman's bullet?
    Or it could be completely abused under the guise of saving lives with the people holding the controllers barely being held accountable. You cant ignore the possibilities you dont like just because there is possibilities you do like.
    Before any kind autonomous robotic police forces are deployed It has to be mandatory that the accountability for their use is clearly defined with misuse being severely punished. The laws surrounding their use should make it so difficult to justify that we barely ever even see one used in anger.

    Disconnecting the human presence, concience and judgement from the site of an incident is a terrifying though to me.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Or it could be completely abused under the guise of saving lives with the people holding the controllers barely being held accountable. You cant ignore the possibilities you dont like just because there is possibilities you do like.
    Before any kind autonomous robotic police forces are deployed It has to be mandatory that the accountability for their use is clearly defined with misuse being severely punished. The laws surrounding their use should make it so difficult to justify that we barely ever even see one used in anger.

    Disconnecting the human presence, concience and judgement from the site of an incident is a terrifying though to me.
    This story is the usual drone BS banded around by the press, Taser responded to request from the US police regarding mounting a taser on drone, there response was yes it would be, because it clearly is. You can mount lights, cameras, guns, etc on drones. They already have a done modified to carry kit, its off the shelf, its autonomous capabilities ate limited to flying waypoints (same as the ones Maplins sell).

    “One can certainly imagine high-risk scenarios such as terrorist barricades where such a capability could allow public safety officers to more rapidly incapacitate a threat and save many lives,”#Mr. Tuttle said, adding these#“remain conceptual discussions” at this time.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Or it could be completely abused under the guise of saving lives with the people holding the controllers barely being held accountable. You cant ignore the possibilities you dont like just because there is possibilities you do like.
    That's fine, however -any- tools can be abused and accidents can happen either way. Much as I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a taser from either abuse or accidents, I'd take the taser over a bullet. Ideally, I wouldn't have to deal with either, and if I was the victim of either, I'd want the perpetrator fully accountable. Though push come to shove, I reckon that I'd still prefer be tasered and the controller go free, than be shot and the officer punished. As much as I want justice being served, I am more fearful of being killed or permanently disabled, and right now, I think that the bullet is more likely to have those effects on me. Perhaps if/when I have a weaker heart and the relative lethality of the two changes, I may change my mind, but weighing the pros and cons, that's my take. YMMV.

    Note: Obviously it depends on what you are picturing when you are talking about "completely abused". If they fill the skies with drones and start tasering citizens left right and center, in ways that has never been seen with guns (outside clearly oppressive regime), then yes I'd have big problem. But if under a scenario of an oppressive regime, I don't think they'd bother with drones with tasers when far more lethal options are available.
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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    You have 20 seconds to comply....
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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    They could have done with this over the weekend to get the guy rampaging across mine and my neighbours roofs at the weekend, ripping off tiles and throwing them at police....

    But of course, duty of care and all that means they had to wait and just keep everyone out of harms way while he damaged property just because he was unhappy with his girlfriend.

    pro's and con's.

    it'd be a handy thing to have, but could easily be made into something bad etc etc.

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    If police wanted to misuse tasers they already can, this just means they can operate tasers in dangerous situations with less risk to the coppers. I'd much rather see taser drones than robots with bombs strapped to them, like they used in the US for a mass shooter recently

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    Re: Autonomous Taser drone could be deployed by police forces

    The youtube video featuring Cupid (drone) and a stunt reminded me of Kenny Everett's Cupid Stunt.

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