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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Flying Cars
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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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2278Ride in Nvidia's Self-Driving Car [youtube video]Glenn Petersen1Monday
2277Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars engadget.comkidl1Monday
2276I always enjoy it when popo pulls you over and asks "do you know why I stopSavant-last Friday
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2274A Key Self-Driving Car Supplier Is Finally Going Public Through a SPAC fool.comkidl-last Thursday
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2272Tesla Autopilot ... Message 32857754kidl-July 29
2271Not ethical!Julius Wong-July 27
2270PETA is complaining... They are saying that they should provide little coats foSavant-July 26
2269Using drones to reduce disease-spreading mosquito populations techxplore.comJulius Wong3July 26
2268Author examines possibility that AI could trigger some genetic responses due to Savant-July 26
2267Tesla Autopilot ... Message 32852915kidl1July 26
2266Self-driving industry takes to the highway after robotaxi failure Sector focusGlenn Petersen1July 24
2265Waymo, Fiat Chrysler ink commercial self-driving partnership Jul. 22, 2020 3:3kidl1July 22
2264Intel’s Mobileye and Ford sign deal on next-generation driving technology PUBLIGlenn Petersen1July 20
2263Motor Mouth: The truth about Tesla's Autopilot claims A German tribunal hakidl1July 18
2262The ‘Android Of Self-Driving Cars’ Built A 100,000X Cheaper Way To Train AI For Savant-July 17
2261Commercial truck-maker Navistar teams with start-up TuSimple to develop autonomoGlenn Petersen1July 15
2260U.K. to Use Drones to Deliver Covid-19 Tests to Scottish Islands Glenn Petersen2July 10
2259Amazon plans at least $100 million in stock awards to keep Zoox talent after $1.Glenn Petersen1July 9
2258Musk Says Tesla Is ‘Very Close’ to Developing Fully Autonomous Vehicles BloombeGlenn Petersen-July 9
2257Worth tracking. Thanks for posting this. Actual revenues, positive gross profitGlenn Petersen-July 5
2256More on TuSimple: Networks of self-driving trucks are becoming a reality in theGlenn Petersen-July 4
2255Graf Industrial Corp. (stock symbol: GRAF), a SPAC that raised about $45 millionGlenn Petersen-July 2
2254This is a little self-serving since I own shares in GPV. Fully Autonomous Greenkidl1July 2
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