According to a post on Fox News, it looks like there is a new drone in town. Meet the “Spiderman Drone”. This little drone captures and defeats rogue drones ‘Spiderman’-style.
Just like how Spidey slings a web to capture bad guys, this little drone shoots a net to stop dangerous flying drones.
Revealed this week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event, the world’s largest defense and security show held biennially in London, this smart drone is already drawing a lot of buzz.
Made by Dutch company Delft Dynamics, the DroneCatcher project is supported by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Military Police), the Dutch National Police and the Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice.
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How does it work?
The DroneCatcher is a multi copter – it has multiple blades and can shoot up vertically in the air, kind of like a tiny helicopter.
Armed with its specially-designed net gun, it can pursue and target rogue drones.
How can a small flying machine zero in and lasso the rogue drone?
DroneCatcher can detect rogue drones a few ways. It can use radar to identify them. It can also use its “sight.” And it can even identify and locate other drones by “listening.” using acoustic detection.
It has lots of advanced tech onboard to detect other drones, such as a camera, laser rangefinder and track and trace system.
Once it has identified a threat, DroneCatcher can move quickly into action and since it has a multi-copter design, it can hover or nimbly track the threat if it tries to evade capture. Continue reading about the web shooting drone.