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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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1235So goes my 747Ahda-last Friday
1234On the cost conscious side what do you do when it rains and the cardboard packaAhda-last Friday
1233At least the drone won't throw packages around: (About 10-12 years ago I bSI Ron (Soup Nazi)-last Friday
1232Only 50? That would be a 'good' landing. I an envision a loading rack Savant-last Friday
1231 I do not know if this will be a practical delivery form, If the drones are loaAhda-last Friday
1230 Wonder who loads the drone up for the next delivery..or does it just return to Savant-last Friday
1229 Amazon shipping competitor UPS launches first test drone delivery in U.S. Ahda-last Friday
1228msn.comSavant-February 14
1227 Horse hair, sticky gel, and a drone....might be used for pollination http://wwSavant-February 11
1226Autonomous Shipssm1th-February 9
1225 Blast 'em outa da sky... msn.comSavant-January 26
1224 Drone Delivery Canada's Depot to Depot model targeted towards rural / remotmaplesyrup911-January 24
1223Are there any threads devoted to Ambarella (AMBA) here? I'm surprised to finIntel8042-January 22
1222more on the Cormorant /video msn.comSavant-January 19
1221This is a hoot: [youtube video]SI Ron (Soup Nazi)-January 16
1220[youtube video]SI Ron (Soup Nazi)-January 16
1219msn.comSavant-January 11
1218DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company byGlenn Petersen-January 6
1217BMW Deploying Self-Driving 7 Series Fleet to Roads This Year by Gabrielle CoppoGlenn Petersen-January 5
1216Unintended consequences, indeed.Glenn Petersen-January 5
1215 The Cormorant..by 2020? msn.comSavant-January 4
1214 'Tis a good wind indeed, that blows no ill... msn.com I expect it will Savant1January 3
1213[youtube video]SI Ron (Soup Nazi)212/22/2016
1212I wonder how they selected these 2 customers out of all living in the proximity.Intelim-12/15/2016
1211Amazon starts Prime Air drone delivery trial in the UK — but only with two beta Glenn Petersen212/14/2016
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