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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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2014IEEE Spectrum Long article on Zipline. Full article requires login Rwanda sm1th-11 minutes ago
2013[youtube video] Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public rGlenn Petersen1yesterday
20125/17/2019 Uber, LYFT, surge price cheating, on the evening news. Drivers explaSr K-last Friday
2011Zipline, which delivers lifesaving medical supplies by drone, now valued at $1.2Glenn Petersen-last Friday
2010Alphabet’s Wing will kick off Helsinki drone deliveries in summer 2019 Kyle WiGlenn Petersen-last Friday
2009Robots Take the Wheel as Autonomous Farm Machines Hit the Field Ashley RobinsonGlenn Petersen1last Thursday
2008Will 5G mmWave tech limitations drive innovations and market expansion for dronefrmrVZguy-last Monday
2007My Wild Ride in a Robot Race Car Antonio Garcia Wired May 9, 2019 “Is this theGlenn Petersen1May 12
2006This Sick Video Drone Is the Future of Inescapable Advertising gizmodo.comJulius Wong-May 12
2005GM’s self-driving division Cruise raises another $1.15 billion Post-money valuaGlenn Petersen-May 7
2004Chinese hover car....someday, but not today Clever CGISavant-May 5
2003ROY...“From my cold, dead hands,”....unfortunately, that's exactly what happSavant1May 5
2002The Fight for the Right to Drive By M. R. O’Connor The New Yorker April 30,Glenn Petersen-May 5
2001First drone delivery of a donated kidney ends with successful transplant cnn.cJulius Wong1May 1
2000Just need to find an item that needs to be shaken before use, kind of like a snoJerry Held-May 1
1999your next mission jerry, should you choose to accept it, is to fly a drone into elpolvo-April 30
1998I'm surprised they haven't flown one into a tornado yet to watch the vidJerry Held-April 30
1997i noticed that too. the weather channel is following some live ones now from lanelpolvo-April 30
1996It doesn't look like it enjoyed its brief moment as a water spout. It almostJerry Held-April 30
1995nice drone video of a tornado today in Sulphur, OK [youtube video]elpolvo-April 30
1994Ballard Launches Turnkey Fuel Cell Solutions to Power Commercial Unmanned Aerialkidl-April 29
1993Top miners back autonomous systems guidelines mining.comkidl1April 25
1992lighter than air drone wtop.comSavant-April 24
1991Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval By Alan LevGlenn Petersen2April 23
1990GM’s Cruise is preparing for a self-driving future in the cloud Kyle Wiggers@KGlenn Petersen1April 20
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