Cooperating swarms of low-cost drones are an emerging threat for ground forces. They could also be an asset, and DARPA is developing ways for humans to work with large numbers of small autonomous air and ground vehicles to perform complex tasks, particularly in urban areas. Coordinated swarms of hundreds of drones could extend the reach of forces operating within the confines of cities, providing dispersed sensors with different viewpoints and resolutions, and more weapon platforms, able to ...


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