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>>you have never seen a police drone in action or a civillian drone.I see both on a regular basis. Which is why I find your argument so uncompelling.
They look exactly the fucking same to me, man! Pic related, what differences are you seeing here?
>>The two are wildly different.No, you've just never seen a more expensive drone. You're equating the kinds of consumer drones you can get at the store with the kinds that cost $30K and are used for commercial activities. You can buy recreational drones in the same price-range that have similar capabilities, just slightly different use cases. They're based on the exact same underlying technology platform. Answer me this, if police drones are based on some kind of other different technology than civilian drones, then why did police start using drones only AFTER they were a mass market consumer item?
>rangeFunction of battery size and motor efficiency. High-end hobbyist drones can easily outperform 99% of police drones, while there are military drones that could leave both in the dust.
>power life timeJust a function of the quality of the battery. Do you believe police have access to some kinda secret battery technology no one else has?
>lifting abilityNot at all. The highest lift capacity drones available to the police are civilian: The Pulse Aero can lift 34 pounds, but it's really an unmanned helicopter than a quadcopter style drone, which usually max out around 10 lbs.
>sensor suit for remote identification Anyone can own a long range RFID chip reader, that's not a restricted technology. I just don't have a government service handing out RFID chips for me to track, nor would I have any need for such a thing.
>> Tell me a civilian available drone that can do the same shit for less. Wow, I am so not arguing price/performance of drone models with you. My contention is: 'the police do not have access to a different tier of robotics/drones technology than civilians, while the military may/does.' If you aren't arguing that, we're not even in the same conversation.
>>Have some balls to admit police have tech they shouldn't have,ARGH FUCK ARE YOU EVEN READING MY POSTS? It's like I'm talking to a wall. The whole premise of my post is 'the militarization of police is illegal. There are laws that state that police are supposed to be constricted to similar kinds of equipment as civilians.' But apart from certain kinds of software (NOT ROBOTICS HARDWARE, which is the ONLY thing I'm trying to talk about) they don't! They don't have boats with hyper-sonic ram jets, they have off the shelf boats with maybe a couple extra bells and whistles. They don't have cars with hyper wall climbing treads, they have regular civilian cars with a few extra features.
>> drones were just a simple example because you originally said not to list mil techThe whole premise is about what technology the police have vs what technology the military have, vis a vis the question of 'will we be running from dog robots only the police are allowed to have in 2020.' Apart from certain kinds of espionage software, and APC like personnel transports, there are few other things that get transferred from the military to police. Occasionally helicopters, maybe every now and then a bomb disposal robot. But even a bomb disposal robot isn't based on some kind of crazy other tier of restricted technology. Any roboticist worth their salt could make a demolition bot.
I didn't bring in any sources because I have no interest in arguing this irrelevant point, you just don't seem to be really grasping what I'm stating (that police don't have access to a different tier of technological instruments than civilians, while the military does.) But since you insist on sources:
>>The vast majority of public safety drones in use are manufactured by DJI, a company in Shenzhen, China, with an 80 percent share of the current deployments in Bard’s study, led by the consumer Phantom and Inspire models. In recent weeks, DJI has launched a new professional drone platform, the eight-pound M200, which will be sold only though dealers. The M200 is being marketed as a tool for bridge, wind turbine, oil rig, and power line inspections, as well as search and rescue, construction site mapping, and crop surveys.You can contact DJI to order a drone from this line here:
Doesn't seem very restricted to me!
>>Plus additional regulation was recently passed that further cracks down on civ drone useActually the legislation which authorized the creation of the national drone database expired, so you are no longer required to register with anyone to operate a drone in the US. If anything, de-regulation is occurring.