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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):

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):

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1460Where Driverless Cars Brake for Golf Carts By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI New York TimeGlenn Petersen1October 6
1459LOOK MA, NO HANDS US Senate bill tells humans to take a back seat: Self-drivingkidl-October 5
1458Boeing Buying Drone Maker Aurora Flight Services The proposed deal expands thekidl-October 5
1457Pix4D Fast and Accurate Volume Measurement – The Reason Why Half of the LargestGlenn Petersen1October 4
1456Waymo to launch ride-sharing service — if it can get the cars to turn left By Glenn Petersen-October 4
1455 Video of Kalashnikov hoverbike flying from PM popularmechanics.comSavant1October 3
1454 Kalashnikov created a working hoverbike Article mentions several others msn.coSavant-October 3
1453Lots of ways to wreck havoc. A domestic terrorist incident involving a drone wouGlenn Petersen-October 2
1452 Norinco Battle Robot This is a Chinese combat robot, able to take on any terraiSavant-October 2
1451 Pterodactyl UAV (CH-5) This drone is a Chinese copy of the US Air Force Reaper Savant-October 2
1450 SOAR Dragon drone The SOAR Dragon is another one of China’s newest drones cominSavant-October 2
1449 Drone swarms Thats right, China is currently building swarm drones. And they opSavant1October 2
1448 CH-805 This flying wing designed drone is officially only going to be used to tSavant-October 2
1447 CH-500 This dual rotor unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with two laser guideSavant-October 2
1446 SW-6 UAV This drone may look like a drone now, but it is actually shot out of aSavant-October 2
1445They neglect to mention the obvious....Self Driving cars or semis carrying devasSavant-October 1
1444The security threat we’ve been ignoring: Terrorist drones By David Von DrehlGlenn Petersen1October 1
1443Bold Eagles: Angry Birds Ripping $80,000 Droids Out of Sky... SYDNEY— Daniel ParFUBHO-September 29
1442 RT...Outlaw Drones no match for Athena.. also, Spider-Man Drone fSavant1September 29
1441A Field Farmed Only by Drones By Nicola Twilley The New Yorker September 28, 20Glenn Petersen2September 28
1440 Turns out a more through article sez>> Spy satellite footage in '60sSavant1September 26
1439Drones in archaeology... 60's drone photography found Alexander the Great&#Savant-September 26
1438Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars By CADE METZ NewGlenn Petersen-September 25
1437Finally, a Driverless Car with Some Common Sense A startup called iSee thinks aGlenn Petersen-September 25
1436China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund Reuters Staff SGlenn Petersen-September 22
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