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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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The video up top shows a recent demonstration by Japan's Ministry of Defense. To the delight (and probably vague horror) of the audience, the ball floats all around the room, zipping and darting in ways you never imagined weird spherical robots ever could. Here's a description of the drone from PC World:

A propeller blade powers the drone but it is also equipped with wings that allow it to fly at speeds of 40 miles per hour. The kicker is the drone only costs $1,400 to build using "off-the-shelf parts."...Thanks to its spherical shape and three on-board gyroscopes, this drone won't flip over and fall to the ground when it hits a wall. Japan's drone can actually fly along a wall, or even land on the ground and roll to its destination.





This has many of the characteristics of a classic UFO. It has flashing lights , its fast ,almost silent and it can hover. Once this goes into operation theres bound to be loads of false sightings coming in.

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posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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been posted a few times mate.




posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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before someone beats you up over this, do yourself a favor and do a "search" here on ATS for "Japanese sphere"
thanks for trying though.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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Opps , the first time i didnt use search i get caught out lol. Oh well its a new video in this forum at least



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 12:12 PM
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This is nothing. We should think outside the ball. It is a helicopter in a ball.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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I couldve used one of these in the co-ed dorm rooms in college.....



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 05:38 AM
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These are better

Aesir Coanda-effect VTOL UAV
Jul 24, 2009




jlnlabs.online.fr...

Now compare this one


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posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 05:47 AM
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Interesting video, better in what way though?



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Interesting video, better in what way though?


For making UFO videos
Just add blur




posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 05:51 AM
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Yeah thats a much more classic UFO shape. Nice to see the Coandă effect working for real.



posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Interesting video, better in what way though?


For making UFO videos
Just add blur



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