Poland: Warsaw protester launches drone to spy on police

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member

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  2. Anonymous Member

    During protests in Warsaw last weekend, one crafty activist deployed a flying drone to spy on riot police.

    YouTube user latajacakamera — or “flying camera” in Polish — uploaded the amazing video that the drone effortlessly captured as it hovered over teargas-filled streets.

    In another video, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) floats in front of a formation of police in riot gear as they rush towards demonstrators. None of them appear to notice.

    Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson confirmed that the flying machine was built by the Polish company Robokopter.

    Watch this video from latajacakamera, uploaded to YouTube Nov. 12, 2011.
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    Hail Poland! :)
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  5. Anonymous Member

    This is now a war for air supremacy ;)
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  6. Anonymous Member

    Welcome to Half-Life 2: Occupy Poland
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    Occupy Poland <3

  9. Anonymous Member

    capture all flags
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    They can't shoot them down, that's for sure.
  12. Anonymous Member

    Of course it can be shoot down easily with bean bags for example. But for each down one that went down, ten ...

    It's cheap.
  13. Anonymous Member

    So long as the operator didn't make the mistake of stopping and hovering in close, it might take quite a few shots to hit it, and meanwhile those bean bags would definitely hit something else. Messy. A shotgun would have a better chance, but ditto with the pellets in a city environment.
  14. James Spader Member

    ^ Yeah, somehow I think standing in the midst of a crowd of protesters shooting at the sky would probably garner some negative attention.
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  15. Anonymous Member

    Or provide a strategic distraction.
  16. Anonymous Member

    That and a few punched-out windows on the buildings in the urban canyon around the park.
  17. SOJOA Member

    Go Polska!
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  18. adam zygote Member

    now that is awesome. i could get into working with something like that. that could be used to look into windows of any building without the people inside knowing anything about it. i'm gonna look into this, costs, range, tech details. if anyone has any knowledge on this or ideas please let me know.
  19. 00anon00 Member

    Game changer
  20. 00anon00 Member

    There is a website. It's experimental so far.
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  21. DeathHamster Member

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    What goes around comes around, Big Brother ;) Awesome poles doing awesome pole things.
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  23. PodPeople Member

    That was surreal. Also, I finally went exterior with full stereo soundtrack. For free! I'm making my own cert.

    The protests around the world are surreal enough as it is. But that flying camera copter is awesome.
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  24. Anonymous Member

    Pure brilliance, every protest or direct action should have one. Does it upload video directly or does the operator have to collect the data and upload it?
  25. DeathHamster Member

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    And here's that shot direct from the UFO:
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  27. Jeff Jacobsen Member

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  29. DeathHamster Member

    Moscow, protest rally on Bolotnaya Square • 360° Aerial Panorama
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  30. Anonymous Member

    Time to open the Super Powers building?

    tick-toc, Davey, tick-toc
  31. sh4d0w_w4lk3r Member

    Now I know what to invest my paycheck in.

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