Drones Flying High at Las Vegas CES

Security Forces Used the UAEs to Track Terrorists in Pathankot

Drones, wearables, connected appliances, smart cars and devices that highlight the growing relevance of the Artificial Intelligence phenomenon are making waves at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that unfolded yesterday.

No, I am not in Las Vegas now. But I am following it closely online given that it is the world’s biggest event showcasing new-generation consumer gizmos. I have not visited Las Vegas since 2008.

Intel Drone, verge-2016-01-06_09-32-24_0

Intel Drone, verge-2016-01-06_09-32-24_0

Chipmaker Intel even demoed a drone that is designed to dodge obstacles and avoid mid-air collisions.

Military Application

In a recent blog, I had touched on how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) such as drones can yield results in areas where human interventions face impediments.http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10724564/yuneec-typhoon-h-drone-intel-photos-video-ces-2016

They found practical application during the recent terror attack in India (Pathankot). Security forces pressed drones and choppers into service to trace terrorists from Pakistan holed up in the area.

This is not the first time, though, that UAVs served a military purpose. Sometime last year, a strike by a U.S.-operated drone killed four terrorists in Afghanistan.

But, as with most technological evolutions, the drones are on the radar of terrorists as well. Some recent reports have suggested that militants infiltrating into India from Pakistan may use drones as vehicles for attacks.

My earlier post on drones

G Joslin Vethakumar


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