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How convenient it would be to have tanks that could
A) do their bit on the battlefield and also
B) de-swarm (if I can say that?) to go
through/around/under obstacles to get to the troops
Wait no longer, currently prototyping little swarmable
tanks with a short piece of barrel,
which in swarm-mode
connects together (like that busy lizzie gun) to take on
In de-swarmed mode the mini tanks separate as needed
and the highly sharpened match-sticks can give a nasty
In the pipeline is a way to remotely recharge the mini-
tanks. It's kind of 50/50 at the moment, Tesla recharging,
or just a human crew pumping hydraulic fluid to rewind the
rubber bands from a safe distance.
Same tool, different application
[normzone, Oct 18 2017]
Mini-tanks already exist
All they need is swarm capability [Vernon, Oct 18 2017]
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||Quadcopters have been able to work in adaptive swarms for
several years. (See the GRASP Lab's work.) Those algorithms
should be easy to adapt to ground vehicles.
||Well, what's our target here? I think armed aerial
drones are the future so putting your armed
swarming vehicles on the ground seems like a step
||I think small tanks are great for urban areas where
you might want to enter the target stealthily but not
sure if you'd need a coordinated swarm of them for