Bug-like Drones in Military's Future

Posted on May 2, 2008

Wired posted this video on YouTube. It is an animated promotional video from defense contractor BAE Systems that shows off the company's ideas for creating "Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology." The tiny robots resemble bugs like spiders or dragonflies and they can be used to swarm the enemy. In the video the bugs don't kill the terrorists but they do sneak up on the terrorists and relay information back video to soldiers waiting nearby so they can call in a military strike on the the building the terrorists are hiding in. Wired says the the Army paid BAE Systems $38 million to "head up a consortium of researchers into the next-gen mini-drones."

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