I do not fear Skynet is real, but this is getting pretty creepy. The Miami-Dade and Houston police departments is petitioning the FAA for clearance to start flying unmanned drone aircraft over the city to track down perps.
They’re thankfully not for patrol or traffic uses, those will stay with the beat cops, but they’d be deployed in SWAT or chase situations to give the police a better eye-in-the-sky view of what’s going on.
The Honeywell MAV, the model in the video above, has forward and ground-facing cameras and can reach a top speed of 50 knots.
Look up, felons, and smile.