We’ve seen some… creative ways of knocking down drones out of the sky: from shooting them down to using trained eagles. But a Utah-based company Fortem Technologies is turning the drone against its own kind. It modifies the DJI Matrice 600 and turns into a lean, mean, drone killing machine.
In most cases, commercial and personal drones aren’t allowed to fly over crowds of people for safety reasons. You never know when a drone might crash and hurt someone, so it sounds reasonable. However, Indemnis’ drone parachute lets you legally fly drones over small groups of people. It’s the first time a drone parachute receives certification that allows drone operators to fly over crowds.
We are all familiar with video footage of personal drones crashing. They’re old news. Everyone has a drone and everyone crashes it. The devastation is horrific. End of story. (See, I just saved you from watching another less-than-epic YouTube video. I accept thank you’s in the form of hugs and chocolate.)
But, what everyone doesn’t have is the new Matrice 100 being released by DJI. This new quadcopter sports significant improvements over previous drone models, particularly built-in sensors that keep the dang thing from crashing. (My apologies for dashing your hopes of becoming a viral sensation. But, hey, get smallpox, and you will literally be a viral sensation, so there is still hope.) However, that isn’t the Matrice’s biggest innovation…