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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday April 21 2016, @11:36AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong dept.

Some Finnish people have built a drone-mounted chainsaw and one can ask what could possibly go wrong? It reminds somehow of the Mantrid Drones if anyone recall those. The drone is capable of sawing fir branches and icicles. So it can actually be of use.

Youtube Clip of the #killerdrone.


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  • (Score: 2) by Justin Case on Thursday April 21 2016, @11:53AM

    by Justin Case (4239) on Thursday April 21 2016, @11:53AM (#335169) Journal

    Just to complete the picture, can we please make sure it can be remotely controlled by just anybody, with no authentication?

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by ticho on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:12PM

    by ticho (89) on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:12PM (#335175) Homepage Journal

    Yay, I can finally play reallife doom with fly cheat!

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by b0ru on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:14PM

      by b0ru (6054) on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:14PM (#335176)

      Shame on you for not making the title 'idspispopd'.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:32PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:32PM (#335236)

        IDCLIP was easier to remember...

        IDKFA 1

        IDDQD

        IDDT IDDT [Tab]

        Yay! Now let's hunt some mystery 2D triangles!

        • (Score: 2, Informative) by b0ru on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:35PM

          by b0ru (6054) on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:35PM (#335238)

          idclip was Doom 2. No clip was activated with idspispopd in Doom.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:37PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @02:37PM (#335239)

          ^ turns on no-clip mode (walk through walls), then gives all keys and full ammo, equips the chainsaw, then turns on decreaselessness mode (god mode), then enables the full map view, and displays all items on the map as triangles.

          Now that I think about it, playing Doom][ that way would sort of feel like being an omniscient invulnerable deity from a higher dimension, running amok like a poltergeist with a chainsaw.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by ticho on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:23PM

        by ticho (89) on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:23PM (#335259) Homepage Journal

        If I wanted noclip, I'd have written idspispopd (a sequence burned into my brain forever). Noclip doesn't make you fly, though, you still drop to whatever the game thinks is floor at the moment. C'mon man, why do you make me explain the joke?

  • (Score: 2) by Vanderhoth on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:29PM

    by Vanderhoth (61) on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:29PM (#335182)

    What could possibly go wrong?!

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    "Now we know", "And knowing is half the battle". -G.I. Joooooe
    • (Score: 1, Redundant) by mcgrew on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:18PM

      by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:18PM (#335318) Homepage Journal

      You kids seem to have little imagination or knowledge of the real world. Do you know how damned dangerous tree trimming is? I know a guy who does it for a living. He's been injured several times. A chainsaw drone would make his job MUCH safer.

      --
      Free Martian whores! [mcgrewbooks.com]
      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Vanderhoth on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:04PM

        by Vanderhoth (61) on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:04PM (#335343)

        LOL, I'm not commenting on how useful this could be, and it certainly could be.

        I'm comment on having this thing fall out of the sky on someone, or accidentally ram it into someone with the blade going. I don't know how secure the controls are these days, but I use to have a RC car that, if I forgot to turn it off, would randomly fly off the shelf or do wonky things when I played with it. When I was actually a kid. Turns out we had a local radio station that worked on the same frequency as the remote and when someone drove by listening to the station it would cause the car to do weird things. Of course that was a pretty cheap off the shelf RC, so you get what you pay for.

        They're likely much more sophisticated now, but there's a huge potential for danger when skynet takes over and starts ramming these things into people or the battery dies mid flight.

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        "Now we know", "And knowing is half the battle". -G.I. Joooooe
      • (Score: 2) by legont on Friday April 22 2016, @01:44AM

        by legont (4179) on Friday April 22 2016, @01:44AM (#335539)

        It can't work in reality - airframe will not provide enough momentum for leverage. The little branches shown is already stretching the limit of control.

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        "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.
  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:34PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:34PM (#335184)

    Some Finnish people has built a drone-mounted chainsaw and and one can ask what could possibly go wrong? It reminds somehow of the Mantrid Drones if anyone can? recall those. The drone is also capable of sawing fin and chopping ice taps. So it can actually be of use.

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:46PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:46PM (#335207)

      I can figure the rest out, but not sure what "sawing fin and chopping ice taps" is supposed to mean.

      --
      "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
      • (Score: 3, Informative) by b0ru on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:51PM

        by b0ru (6054) on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:51PM (#335210)

        Based on watching the video, I suspect it's sawing fir (as in the tree), and 'ice taps' are icicles. My hovercraft is full of eels, and all that.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:33PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:33PM (#335265)

          For some reason I had assumed that chopping "ice taps" referred to chopping holes in frozen lakes to fish. Guess I should've marked that one as well.

      • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:28PM

        by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:28PM (#335325) Homepage Journal

        You shouldn't have to figure it out, it simply shouldn't have been written by a sloppy person with no respect for the written word. Not all of us move our lips when we read!

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        Free Martian whores! [mcgrewbooks.com]
        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:36PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:36PM (#335330)

          This must be a backfire for me complaining about people not being assed to write their own summaries the last couple days, lol.

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          "Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:07PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:07PM (#335347)

            This must be a backfire for me complaining about people not being assed to write their own summaries the last couple days, lol.

            Stop assing that question, dammit!!! You are going to make my eyes bleed.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @04:53PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @04:53PM (#335306)

      You see, the chainsaw swiped the editor's keyboard

    • (Score: 2) by legont on Friday April 22 2016, @01:41AM

      by legont (4179) on Friday April 22 2016, @01:41AM (#335537)

      The main point, it definitely runs Linux.

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      "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.
  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:52PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @12:52PM (#335193)

    This is just plain awesome.
    Imagine the number of people who can now safely enter the profession of lumberjack.
    Imagine the savings in workmans comp claims.
    If i were an insurance company i would make this mandatory from here on out.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22 2016, @10:56AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 22 2016, @10:56AM (#335660)

      will somebody think of the branches?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:31PM (#335203)

    It's not a Mantrid Drone unless it can self-replicate, leading to the implosion of a universe.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:55PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:55PM (#335214)

      The Light Universe was overrated

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @01:57PM (#335217)

    And you hear "Fore!"

    Better duck.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Tork on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:02PM

      by Tork (3914) on Thursday April 21 2016, @03:02PM (#335250)
      Good advice. it's hard to resist the temptation to stop in puzzlement at the sound of them counting that high.
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      Slashdolt Logic: "24 year old jokes about sharks and lasers are +5, Funny." 💩
  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Thursday April 21 2016, @04:56PM

    by sjames (2882) on Thursday April 21 2016, @04:56PM (#335307) Journal

    There's a dying branch over the house and if I could fly up there and cut it off 3-6 inches at a time I could get it down safely.

    • (Score: 2) by rigrig on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:46PM

      by rigrig (5129) Subscriber Badge <soylentnews@tubul.net> on Thursday April 21 2016, @05:46PM (#335336) Homepage

      safely

      Did you misread the bit where it says "Drone-Mounted Chainsaw"?

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      No one remembers the singer.
      • (Score: 2) by sjames on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:14PM

        by sjames (2882) on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:14PM (#335353) Journal

        Compared to ropes and pulleys and me hanging on to a tree by one hand and a chainsaw in the other cutting a rotting branch in front of me, I'd have to say safety is a relative term here.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:59PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @06:59PM (#335374)

      Seems to me that your branch would come down more safely as chips (not 6"/150mm "logs") -- time for the drone mounted wood chipper. My new invention starts at the end of the branch and grinds toward the trunk of the tree until the user (hopefully) stops it.

      Once it's done, the user can sweep up the chips for mulch around the base of the tree...

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @07:15PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 21 2016, @07:15PM (#335385)

    Reminds me of a question in a magazine in the 70's.
    "Is it feasible to attach a semi-auto shotgun in a remote controlled plane?"

  • (Score: 2) by Absolutely.Geek on Thursday April 21 2016, @08:19PM

    by Absolutely.Geek (5328) on Thursday April 21 2016, @08:19PM (#335414)

    Just don't get the controller mixed up the the dildodrone [dildodrone.com] controller.

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    Don't trust the police or the government - Shihad: My mind's sedate.
  • (Score: 3, Funny) by butthurt on Friday April 22 2016, @01:30AM

    by butthurt (6141) on Friday April 22 2016, @01:30AM (#335534) Journal

    ...against a Finn armed with a flying chain-saw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMIoBdQxKHY [youtube.com]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2eehBk_DNQ [youtube.com]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_YAL-1 [wikipedia.org]