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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.

DIY Drones (created by Chris Anderson): http://diydrones.com/

Drone Adventures: droneadventures.org

3D Robotics: http://3drobotics.com/?utm_source=Store&utm_medium=navigation&utm_campaign=Click+from+Store

Chris Anderson, DIY Drones/3D Robotics - XOXO Festival (2013): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ91qpiXHGo&feature=youtu.be

A tour of New York City by drone: http://vimeo.com/17351140

A tour of Burning Man



Wikipedia (combat drones): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_drone

Wikipedia (general): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle



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1502That video is absolutely chilling.Glenn Petersen1Wednesday
1501Self-driving wheelchairs: [youtube video] Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help AnGlenn Petersen1Tuesday
1500VOLVO supplying UBER with 24,000 self-driving SUVs for taxi fleet...FUBHO-Monday
1499Musk-Backed 'Slaughterbots' Video Will Warn the UN About Killer Microdrozax1last Saturday
1498Another novel use for drones: In Telangana’s Karimnagar, police deploy drone toGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1497Another novel use for drones: <iframe src="https://www.googletagmanageGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1496Self-Driving Trucks May Be Closer Than They Appear With fewer cultural hurdles Glenn Petersen-November 14
1495.is “whiteboarding” like waterboarding, but with a 'snow job'? It depenGlenn Petersen-November 13
1494 GP...a Q.....is “whiteboarding” like waterboarding, but with a 'snow jobSavant-November 13
1493Self-Driving Trucks Are Now Delivering Refrigerators Author: Alex Davies Wired Glenn Petersen2November 13
1492Self-Directed Drones Delve Deep Into Mines wsj.comkidl1November 13
1491Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn Arizona’s promise to keep the driverless caGlenn Petersen1November 13
1490Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company? Its very name was synonymous with theGlenn Petersen-November 12
1489Waymo is now testing fully autonomous vehicles in Phoenix. An interesting commeGlenn Petersen-November 10
1488 I was on the self-driving bus that crashed in Vegas. Here’s what really happeneFUBHO3November 9
1487A self-driving bus in Las Vegas got in a crash on its very first day businessinzax-November 9
1486Here’s How Drones Do (and Don’t) Threaten Passenger Aircraft Quadcopter crashesGlenn Petersen1November 8
1485A History of Autonomously Guided Systems...emphasis on vehicles.. Let's staSavant-November 8
1484I would submit that it's not the end of the automobile... They're just Savant-November 8
1483Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive in LA by 2020 — and here’s what it’ll be like kidl1November 8
1482Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheelFUBHO1November 8
1481A remarkable piece from an industry insider. Sign me up. The end state will be Glenn Petersen1November 7
1480Bob Lutz (Ex-GM Vice Chairman) with another opinion piece ... Entertaining readikidl2November 7
1479The PayPal Mafia of Self-Driving Cars Has Been at It a Decade A Pentagon-fundedGlenn Petersen-November 1
1478GOOGLE Showcases Driverless Vans WITHOUT Humans Behind Wheel...FUBHO1October 31
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