If only they weren’t $300K a pop

Another 180 ‘hover & stare’ ducted fan bots for US forces • The Register

The little petrol-powered hoverbots are just over a foot across and weigh only 17 pounds, small enough to be carried in a backpack. They can stay up for 40 minutes, cruise at 45 mph and climb to 7,000 feet or more – all while streaming live video back to the operator. The latest feature is a gimbaled (pan-tilt) camera – with earlier MAVs the operator had to turn the vehicle to look in different directions.

But I’m sure that includes great service and warranty…

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