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Drones humanus

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Some years ago, a sweet grandma in my (Christine’s) neighborhood was convinced

    that one of her neighbors was involved in illegal activity. Although my husband and I tried

    to assuage her overactive mind, she insisted we purchase and deliver binoculars to enable her to perform her civic duty as a self-appointed sleuthhound. If it had been this year, she could have placed an order on-line and a drone could deliver the packaged

    binoculars to her front door [1]. Perhaps next year, she can trade in the binoculars for a perching air drone that will not only fly, but also perform a controlled

    stall with actuators allowing the feet to grip the branch of the tree in her neighbor’s yard. The bird-like drone, with motors that can shut down to avoid energy depletion, can sit for long periods of time, recording lots and lots of data [2].

Authors


  •   Perakslis, Christine (external author)
  •   Pitt, Jeremy (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Perakslis, C., Pitt, J. & Michael, K. (2014). Drones humanus. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 33 (2), 38-39.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84902189924

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4167

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 39

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Some years ago, a sweet grandma in my (Christine’s) neighborhood was convinced

    that one of her neighbors was involved in illegal activity. Although my husband and I tried

    to assuage her overactive mind, she insisted we purchase and deliver binoculars to enable her to perform her civic duty as a self-appointed sleuthhound. If it had been this year, she could have placed an order on-line and a drone could deliver the packaged

    binoculars to her front door [1]. Perhaps next year, she can trade in the binoculars for a perching air drone that will not only fly, but also perform a controlled

    stall with actuators allowing the feet to grip the branch of the tree in her neighbor’s yard. The bird-like drone, with motors that can shut down to avoid energy depletion, can sit for long periods of time, recording lots and lots of data [2].

Authors


  •   Perakslis, Christine (external author)
  •   Pitt, Jeremy (external author)
  •   Michael, Katina

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Perakslis, C., Pitt, J. & Michael, K. (2014). Drones humanus. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 33 (2), 38-39.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84902189924

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/4167

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 38

End Page


  • 39

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States