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A new drone, armed with a taser, is gaining a lot of interest from military and law enforcement agencies.

It is called the ‘Cupid Drone’ and was developed at Chaotic Moon Studios. The newly developed Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone can shoot 80-thousand volts of electricity into a subject.

"If you imagine a S.W.A.T. raid and people running - why send officers, with gun blazing, down an alley way where they can shoot and harm an innocent person or whatever, when you could just have the drone follow them," said Chaotic Moon co-founder, William "Whurley" Hurley.


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Hurley says they've had lots of interest from military and law enforcement agencies about C.U.P.I.D.

"This is something that's affordable for almost everybody and in the next two or three years the technology will probably cut the price in half," he continued.

"Right now, the FAA just has some vague, basic rules around them."

The idea behind a recent demonstration (see video and images above) was not to peak buyers' interests though.

"We have no intention of commercializing it," Hurley said.

In fact, the unmanned aerial vehicle is set to be destroyed soon. If they're going to repurpose it then you might be asking why they built it in the first place.

"I think that's hopefully, a wake-up call," he said.

"We, as a society, should all be involved in the conversation of technology governance, not just the legislators who often do a knee jerk reaction, or the inventors and entrepreneurs who often don't think about some of the consequences of their technologies," Hurley continued.

This is something that doesn't just exist in video games anymore. The technology is here and not everyone is ready.

"We, as the people who have to live our everyday lives, often are either affected by or ruled by things that we never have a discussion about or are never involved in," continued Hurley

There are some other prototypes that could be available for commercialization in the near future - like an electromagnetic pulse drone.

A search and rescue drone and environmental drone that would look for gas or oil pipeline leaks are also in the works.

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