Prototype Drone Can Shock You With 80,000 Volts


It’s called Cupid. Look for it in a sky near you.

Via Information Liberation:

Cupid was revealed at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin Texas as a concept for how security might be implemented in the future.

“The drone can be deployed when an alarm is triggered. It can find a subject and send live video to the owners phone and ask if you want to authorize the subject or detain them. If you detain them, it drops into fully autonomous mode to detain them until police arrive. If need be stunning them with 80,000 volts of electricity to render them incapacitated,” the firm said in a statement.

The firm said it hopes the drone will “shock the world”, although it wasn’t clear whether they were being ironic.

They also plan to bring out a pepper spray version in the near future.

Chaotic Moon is also developing an EMP drone to knock spying paparazzi drones out of the sky. The EMP drone would fly to within about 2 meters of the intruding drone and blast its electronics with an electromagnetic pulse that would mess up the offending drones electronics and knock it out of the sky.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    It always seems neat until you get on the business end.

  • Zenc

    Hmm, I guess that recent article I saw on how to make your clothing Taser proof with Carbon Fiber tape was pretty timely.

    • InfvoCuernos

      This bastard fires darts with leads attached so you would need actual armor of some sort- interesting article though.

      • Zenc

        It does fire darts, which penetrate clothing and skin.

        However, the carbon fiber is a much better conductor than human flesh. Which means that the carbon fiber effectively “Short Circuits” the Taser.

        Off the top of my head, I’d say real carbon fiber has in the neighborhood of 10 times less resistance than human flesh.

        As long as the Taser darts (which are basically straightened out fishhooks) are not embedded too deeply, their shanks will be in contact the carbon fiber. The fiber will complete the circuit, instead of your body acting as the electrical load.

        I suspect one may still feel a twinge, but nothing like the blast of an unattenuated Taser discharge.

        • InfvoCuernos

          I don’t know about that fact. I’m thinking that if those barbs penetrate into your bloodstream, then we may be talking about a much lower resistance than carbon fiber. Its all saltwater and iron after all. I’ll continue to roll around in my plate mail and helm, thanks.

          • Zenc

            These guys make a commercial version of electrical “armor” based on the same principle. This variety is only for sale to law enforcement.


            Sometimes the cops get suckered into some crazy pseudoscience crap (ex but this seems empirically and dramatically testable to a degree that I have a very high confidence it works.

            But by all means, if you’ve got a nice set of plate mail (from SCA type heavy weapons fighting, etc) that should work too.

  • emperorreagan

    Latest in dominatrix technology: Prototype drone can shock your balls with 80,000 volts.

    • Zenc

      Does that cost extra?

      • Calypso_1

        This bird is called Cupid….
        given the recent articles on the orgasmatron & ‘electric eel’, I’m thinking they should turn the sound cannons over to a DJ and turn the revolution into a rave.

        • Zenc

          Assuming we can get someone to whip up a batch of MDMA donuts to slip the cops, that might be the best possible course of action.

          • Calypso_1

            Or perhaps Black Bloc BDSM cadres.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Now that’s a wave of destruction that’s easy on the eyes.

          • Zenc

            That notion may require further consideration and the consultation of certain Taschen tomes.

  • zenonymous

    i am gonna say it…SKYNET.

  • AManCalledDa-da

    It can be defeated with an umbrella and fearlessness. Same goes for people.

    • Matt Staggs

      Dr. Who? Is that you? 😉