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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Flying Cars
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This board was created to discuss the hobbyist, commercial, law enforcement and military use of drones. While the use of missile-carrying Predator drones has garnered the most media attention and altered the way the U.S. conducts its war on terrorism, they are being increasingly used for commercial and law enforcement purposes. A serviceable drone can be purchased for a bit over $100.

In early 2012 Congress passed legislation calling on the FAA to write rules by 2015 that would govern the commercial operation of drones that can be used for everything from agricultural applications such as monitoring farmland and spraying pesticides to catching exotic-animal poachers and monitoring sports events. According to the Teal Group, an aerospace and defense consultancy, the global market for drones is expected to grow to $11.6 billion by 2023.

I recognize that the use of drones raises serious ethical and privacy issues and that many people have strong opinions on the subject. Strong opinions are welcome; name calling is not.

External Resources

dronelife (news and more):

DIY Drones (created by Chris Anderson):

Drone Adventures:

3D Robotics:

Chris Anderson, DIY Drones/3D Robotics - XOXO Festival (2013):

A tour of New York City by drone:

A tour of Burning Man

Wikipedia (combat drones):

Wikipedia (general):

Mark my words. A combination of airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come.— Henry Ford, 1940
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1659I am wondering how AI will anticipate.. I put on 4wheel when I see trouble aheadelpolvo-Monday
1658Fair point :)The Black Swan-Monday
1657>AI is like humans> Not really. AI can only get better and better. Humanarun gera-Sunday
1656They ignored the signs..bad skills.. I am wondering how AI will anticipate.. I The Black Swan-Sunday
1655 Survey... An 1890's 'Gallop' Poll showed 95% of the population Savant4Sunday
1654Would You Trust Drone Software to Pilot Your Flight? Drones have already flown Glenn Petersen1Sunday
1653 Not to mention faster and faster traction control taking over...much better thaSavant-Sunday
1652If it is not economical, it won't be rolled out. Simple as that. China has Glenn Petersen-last Saturday
1651Black ice is going to cause accidents whether or not the cars have drivers or arGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1650Sure you get economies of scale as it ramps up, but that doesn't mean it getTimF-last Saturday
1649A 3,040 foot prototype. Presumably, the costs will come down as the technology iGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1648LIDAR ORYX funded last yr, claimed to be coming out this quarter>>>Savant-last Saturday
1647VR drone controller outfit/ExoSuit.... Feel the Breeze...Needs to Add a fan, goSavant1last Saturday
1646Solar roads are more expensive and less efficient and probably require more mainTimF-last Saturday
1645Message 31570049The Black Swan1last Saturday
1644OTOH.. autonomous driving is COMPLETELY cruise control .. Aw snap.. Turn off sThe Black Swan-last Friday
1643 Having cruise control activated during less than optimal conditions is one of tSavant-last Friday
1642Black ice comes to mind.. Unless cars just stop when the weather network announThe Black Swan-last Friday
1641 LIDAR wars arstechnica.comSavant1last Friday
1640How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: data AuGlenn Petersen3last Friday
1639A few more tidbits on the importance of edge computing as it relates to the deveGlenn Petersen1April 17
1638<flattery> Glenn- many kudos to you for keeping your finger on the pulse elpolvo-April 16
1637Add 5G and edge computing networks and you have a blueprint for the future: ChGlenn Petersen1April 16
1636TOTAL transparency is coming to earth soon... we'll ALL be part of the IOT (Glenn Petersen1April 16
1635China lays out self-driving rules in global race: China Daily Reuters Staff AprGlenn Petersen-April 16
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