London Air Drone

Trust London police to use an unmanned drone to catch a suspected car thief.  Last month a 16 year old and his buddy jacked a car and took off on foot.  Police lost one of the suspects, but not for long.  They called in the Air Robot, which looks very similar to Parrot’s AR.Drone, and using the device’s on board camera and thermal imaging soon tracked the teenager down hiding in some bushes.  Each quadricopter costs about $62k and is rated to military spec.

Check the video after the ‘leap’ to see it in action

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."