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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): dronelife.com

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

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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1778Definitely not a ""car" but a beautiful vehicle. The inventor calGlenn Petersen-last Thursday
1777Looks like a fun gismo but the term "flying car" is misleading.kidl-last Thursday
1776 A Ha! the article was wrong*, video @ link sez 200 lbs///Love that magic RetuSavant-last Thursday
1775 Wow....quite the plane......Am also wondering about that 2 thousand payload... Savant-last Thursday
1774Another flying car: [youtube video] "From impossible to inevitable":Glenn Petersen1last Thursday
1773An Investor's Test Drive Of The Autonomous BEV Pitch Jul. 11, 2018 9:32 Pkidl-last Thursday
1772Three decades ago, Mercedes-Benz started work on the first autonomous car Whilkidl1last Tuesday
1771tanks TBS. it works the other way around too. recreational drones are as welcomelpolvo-July 8
1770While landscaping in a well to do neighborhood I have had to dodge these FCUKERSThe Black Swan-July 8
1769They have already been slammed down here .. I agree with you GlennThe Black Swan-July 8
1768Simply anecdotally .. I would agree..The Black Swan-July 8
1767ha ha. no. that's a simple idea, but not a solution to avoid risk from a twelpolvo-July 7
1766 Isn’t there a really simple solution? No hobby drones within a certain distancekidl-July 7
1765Another article re: Hobby Drone regs. (additional information) NEWS Hobbyists Lelpolvo-July 7
1764(opinion on new drone regulations from a recreational drone pilot) a functioninelpolvo-July 7
1763One of those rare occasions when I would like to see a heavier regulatory footprGlenn Petersen-July 6
1762Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock Skeptics say full autonomy Glenn Petersen-July 5
1761Baidu partners with Intel’s Mobileye to enhance Apollo self-driving platform veFUBHO3July 4
1760 China Is on the Fast Track to Drone Deliveries JD.com and SF Holding are builGlenn Petersen1July 4
1759Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery Kroger is partnering with auGlenn Petersen2June 28
1758China is testing creepy drones that look and fly like real birds to monitor citikidl3June 28
1757Segway's Autonomous Security Robots [youtube video]Glenn Petersen5June 28
1756 RT..somewhat...Darpa's been busy>> msn.com [graphic] © YouTSavant1June 26
1755the real cowboy knows his animals react much better to reward than fear. followelpolvo-June 25
1754I think it's a cute experiment but domesticated animals adjust to irritants kidl-June 25
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