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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Flying Cars
An SI Board Since October 2013
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
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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2327Tesla is putting ‘self-driving’ in the hands of drivers amid criticism the tech Glenn Petersen1Wednesday
2326Ford unveils new self-driving test vehicle for 2022 launch PUBLISHED TUE, OCT 2Glenn Petersen-Tuesday
2325Toronto will test Olli driverless shuttles to boost its transit system Olli 2.0Glenn Petersen-Sunday
2324Cruise to test self-driving cars out in the wild in San Francisco Oct. 15, 2020kidl-last Friday
2323A swarm of drones is like a modern Phalanx.Julius Wong-last Friday
2322loitering munitions Cute. The U.S. equivalent: [youtube video]Glenn Petersen-last Friday
2321And then, there're the Chinese suicide drones... Savant1October 15
2320A new weapon complicates an old war in Nagorno-Karabakh [graphic] A man looks Julius Wong-October 15
2319MaaS Mobility as a Service...Gen Z Enter Generation Z (Gen Z). Born between thSavant1October 10
2318I've advocated for ultraviolet interior and chemical spray ...automatic or oSavant-October 8
2317Waymo to launch fully driverless service to the public — a first just in time foGlenn Petersen1October 8
2316Walmart signs trio of drone deals as it races to play catch-up with Amazon PUBLGlenn Petersen3October 5
2315Nothing like birds' eye view...lucky birdsSavant-October 5
2314Those pictures are absolutely incredible.Glenn Petersen-October 5
2313Drone Awards 2020: the world seen from above theguardian.comJulius Wong3October 5
2312Bell and Xwing complete drone flight tests using detect-and-avoid system flightSavant1October 1
2311Toyota's flying car and a plethora of others...short clips youtube.comSavant1October 1
2310China's automated driving technology speeds ahead with research by search enSavant2October 1
2309Velodyne Lidar begins trading today: Velodyne Lidar, Inc. and Graf Industrial CGlenn Petersen-September 30
2308Why people might never use autonomous cars technologyreview.comSavant1September 28
2307A bit more, including a video, on Reliable Robotics and FedEx: FedEx teams up wGlenn Petersen-September 27
2306I suspect that you won't have to wait long.Glenn Petersen-September 27
2305Chinese electric car start-up Xpeng shows off new flying vehicle PUBLISHED SATGlenn Petersen1September 27
2304I've always envisioned and wanted one to fly the outside perimeter. The selSavant-September 24
2303[youtube video] Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around insiGlenn Petersen2September 24
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