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UNM Developing “Intelligent” Drones May 15, 2014

Posted by Summerspeaker in Anti-imperialism, Technology.
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In a bit of local news, University of New Mexico graduate student Corbin Whilhelmi is currently working on smarter drones for the U.S. military. Whilhelmi, of course, downplays the ethical implications of the project and focuses on better things to come:

“It doesn’t really creep me out. Some of my friends, It bothers them a little bit,” Whilhelmi said.

But Whilhelmi says while the creep factor is high, it’s not the most important thing about the work he does. He wants to someday develop intelligent prosthesis for wounded vets.

And researcher Patricio Cruz is working on a delivery drone that moves so precisely, its cargo won’t swing back and forth.

SCIENCE! is always for the greater good, even if it’s funded by the war machine. So the pattern repeats.



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