Good idea? A drone with a stun gun at SXSW

Project CUPID
Project CUPID

AUSTIN, Tex. (CNN) — There could be a new tool in crime fighting…by air.

Chaotic Moon Studios showed off a drone that can remotely stun a person, but its creators say it has applications beyond law enforcement. They’re calling it Project CUPID which stands for Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.

The stun gun drone was demonstrated at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin (SXSW) by shocking one of the company’s interns with the drone.

“The reality is that there’s been a lot of work that’s been done in this area that maybe isn’t being managed properly. So we wanted to do this demonstration as kind of a way to raise awareness of what the capabilities are technically as well as something kind of like to show how it can be done responsibly at the same time. Small unmanned aerial vehicles have a lot of potential applications not just with system with a stun gun on it. Imagine a system to deliver an early EMS package on it. Imagine a system to find a lost child using camera vision. There’s a ton of things these can be used for in the commercial space, in the public safety space, but also in the personal space,” co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios William “Whurley” Hurley said.

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