Now, thanks to some researchers at Yale, they can pick things up, too.
This video is awfully cool — if you ever fooled around with model rocketry or radio-controlled stuff as a kid, you’ll love it. And if you’re a gadget freak, you’ll really love it. I’m both, and I went to Yale, so the whole package has me atingle.
But I also like what this says about warfare, and warfare research: that we’re trying to come up with ways for machines to do things that would otherwise cost human lives; that we’re developing ways to get to places that are hard to get to; that we’re widening the gap between our superior technology and our enemy’s; and that our enemies can’t hide much longer.
The Global War on Terror can’t be won on the battlefield alone. It’s going to have to be won in engineering labs, too.