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Chilean Protestors Take Down Drones with Lazer Pointers

By NuttBoxer follow NuttBoxer   2019 Nov 14, 10:17am 151 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Also saw a video of Hong Kong using them to keep government snipers from shooting.

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/11/how-chilean-protesters-took-down-drone-standard-laser-pointers/161288/

1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Nov 14, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

How can lasers be used against snipers?
2   WineHorror1   ignore (1)   2019 Nov 14, 11:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
How can lasers be used against snipers?

To blind them with maybe.
3   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Nov 14, 12:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WineHorror1 says
To blind them with maybe.


Yep. You'd see snipers on the roof and a bunch of lasers targeting their face.
4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2019 Nov 14, 12:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HK Freedom Troopers need134, not pointers!
5   WookieMan   ignore (4)   2019 Nov 15, 5:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

From the article:

If the drone was being flown manually by an operator watching through a first-person video, the bright lights might have blinded the camera, causing the operator to lose control. Alternatively, “low powered lasers have the ability to interfere with [infrared] landing sensors,” as well as the downward-facing cameras that detect obstacles below, “forcing a landing or uncontrolled drone behavior,” Williams said.


All sensors can be disabled. Given the size of even some "pro"sumer drones, it would be impossible to interfere and track a drone with a laser pen if it was moving even at 4-5mph and include any vertical movement. I could see the sniper thing being possible as that's a lager, stationary object. The drone thing is clearly a moron operator or a poorly researched article.
6   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2019 Nov 15, 8:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

This is why I don't fear Skynet(Killer robot and autonomous drones) and realize it is pure Science fiction.

There's plenty of lethal perils out there, a self aware self replicating cognitive robots are not one of them.

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