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Google to use UAVs?

Mon, 09 Aug 2010

Blogoscoped and PCPro are reporting a recent interview from Microdrones CEO where he noted Google having recently purchased one of their UAVs. OK, so lets be clear, these aren't the same as the Global Hawk. They are small, programmable, multi-propeller drones that are ideally suited to collected imagery over relatively small areas. Their "top of the range" kit has a cruising speed of 15 m/s, flying time of 70mins and payload of ~1kg. So Big Brother it ain't, but it certainly is a useful addition for the collection of close range imagery.

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