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Smartphone App that summons drone if you're in trouble

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posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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More news from the Robot Revolution. This is how it begins and this is actually a great idea to stop crime.

You should check out the video that accompanies the article.


The sky is no longer the limit for an Arlington Heights man and his Chicago-based firm which developed and patented a personal security smartphone app.

The latest innovation of LifeLine Response founder Peter Cahill and his team is the ability for their app to automatically summon an aerial drone, as well as police, to the scene of an attack.


The feature, along with an upgraded type of drone, will become available in 30 days. About 30 college, corporate and hospital campuses have already signed on to be among the first to use it nationwide, Cahill said.


www.dailyherald.com...

The video shows a woman getting attacked and a drone appears and there's blaring sirens and 911 is called. It's pretty interesting.




posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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This is an excellent idea. One for surveillance (at a distance) and one with small caliber weapons system.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 04:58 PM
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Reminds me of Combat Cabs in cyberpunk 2020.
Blimey that book was so ahead of its time.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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ONLY Problem with having a wepon attached it the fact that it could make a bad shot and hit the wrong person and it would outlaw the whole idea, i think just knowing that a loud sound that can be heard from afar and knowing your being recorded would help, except what if her phone was in her pocket and she got hit over the head, no time to call any bot. a reply to: Harvin



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:02 PM
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Also, if you get stuck you can call in a drone to stay with you.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: pimptriggs
ONLY Problem with having a wepon attached it the fact that it could make a bad shot and hit the wrong person and it would outlaw the whole idea, i think just knowing that a loud sound that can be heard from afar and knowing your being recorded would help, except what if her phone was in her pocket and she got hit over the head, no time to call any bot. a reply to: Harvin



There is always a slight chance of that. If it was to work right, a drone can get to the scene fastest. Drones can disable vehicles that would be used by the criminal to get away.

If there is an emotionally disturbed person a drone would deal best with this situation too. A drone can fly in close and use audible commands dependent on the situation. For emotionally disturbed people the drone would say "we love you, tell me what is bothering you". etc. Non lethal force can get hairy, the least lethal would be deployment of a net.

Here is another scenario:

If a crime is being committed indoors the drone will disable any reported vehicles and then it would have to wait since it cannot enter a building. I guess that in the future some drones will be able to break through windows or ram doors. Probably be able to land and covertly deploy a land based bot. This can go on and on.

Edit: Wanted to add that i am only referring to the scenario in the OP.
edit on 3-9-2014 by Harvin because: Adding. Fix spelling



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: neoholographic

The sky is no longer the limit for an Arlington Heights man and his Chicago-based firm which developed and patented a personal security smartphone app.





Why would this imply that the "sky is no longer the limit"? The drones don't come from space. It seems to me that they are simply exercising their limit. Which apparently is the sky.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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First Responder bots, huh?

Does any one else see where that could lead?



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
Reminds me of Combat Cabs in cyberpunk 2020.
Blimey that book was so ahead of its time.


Not to mention the retro direction music is going. When I read the exploits of Johnny Silverhand, I thought "pfft, how outdated is that!" but now he doesn't seem so ridiculous.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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I don't get it. Its a smart phone app that summons a drone with a camera that alerts the police with GPS coordinates.

If you have a smart phone, it can already do ALL of those things. Camera. Check. GPS. Check. Call police. Check.

How about a concealed stun gun for your iPhone?
www.yellowjacketcase.com...



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: ZetaRediculian

You can do both and it summons the drone with the push of a button. It takes time for the Police to get to a crime scene and a drone could get there faster with a loud siren taking pictures of the scene while it's telling the criminal Police are on the way.

It actually makes perfect sense because it takes longer for Police to reach the scene.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

I remember this scene. I hope we never see this.



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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originally posted by: neoholographic
a reply to: ZetaRediculian

You can do both and it summons the drone with the push of a button. It takes time for the Police to get to a crime scene and a drone could get there faster with a loud siren taking pictures of the scene while it's telling the criminal Police are on the way.

It actually makes perfect sense because it takes longer for Police to reach the scene.


That makes sense. Both would be better. I still have a lot of questions about logistics and stuff. Like where are they going to come from. Stations? They will have to be on the ready



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

More like misidentification of victim and suspect.

At night two people fighting and the drone mic says, "All right, which one called 911?"



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