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Search and communication software for multiple deep sea drones Answered

Why, for clearly group drone work, like clearing mine fields and searching for an airplane lost at sea, don't we have software that can coordinate a group of drones to systematically work together to thoroughly search a programmed area and either blow up the mines or notify "command" of a "hit"?   I can also imagine aerial drones being used to search for lost hikers or for military purposes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Somebody can do this. 

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

5 years ago

We DO have programs which do just that. Look for "swarming" as a search term.

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tommy7243
tommy7243

5 years ago

Underwater UAV's are being developed but long range communications are the problem. By increasing the range you need to increase the effectiveness of the transceiver, this usually involves using more electricity. Doing so also usually means an increase in the mass and size of the battery's and computers used, thus increasing the size of the 'drone' or UAV. That's why they haven't invented them, because there not worth it...