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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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3465Pentagon's costly headache: Cheap drones "If we're shooting down aJulius Wong-May 17
3464Hmm...just imagine what well-financed government(s) could do designing fast dronZen Dollar Round-May 16
3463Custom-made drone smashes Guinness World Record with 298 mph flight (interestingkidl1May 15
3462(MorningBrew) AUTO Driverless cars are in the regulatory hot seat[graphsunabeach-May 15
3461(SEMAFOR) Cruise driverless taxis are back [graphic] Cruise General sunabeach-May 14 US agency probes Amazon-owned Zoox self-driving vehicles after two sunabeach-May 14
3459DARPA's autonomous 'Manta Ray' drone can glide through ocean depths Julius Wong1May 11
3458Just one example of a widespread, growing and global problem: Drone used to smukidl1May 10
3457France unveils new 248 mph speeding, deadly kamikaze drone France unveils new 2Savant1May 4
3456Underwater Manta Ray Drone ; US Navy tests out new ‘Manta Ray’ drone that Savant2May 4
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3454So many of these stories mention:- Imagine a future with nearly silent air taxisunabeach1May 2
3453Electric air taxis are on the way – quiet eVTOLs may be flying passengers as earJulius Wong1May 1
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3450Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving linked to hundreds of crashes, dozens ofSam2April 26 Amazon ends California drone deliveries sunabeach-April 23
3448sab...harumph...perhaps Boeing should concentrate on their passenger aircraftSavant1April 19
3447Drone startup Zipline hits 1 million deliveries, looks to restaurants as it contJulius Wong1April 19
3446Electric Air Taxis Reach Mass Production Phase in China flyingmag.comsunabeach1April 19
3445Exclusive: Mercedes becomes the first automaker to sell autonomous cars in the Ukidl-April 19
3444Boeing aims to bring flying cars to Asia by 2030 U.S. aircraftsunabeach-April 18
3443Red Cat Holdings Inc (RCAT) Red Cat Holdings, Inc. provides products, services Julius Wong1April 18
3442(MorningBrew) AVIATION Supersonic travel is so back (kinda)[graphic] Boom Csunabeach-March 25
3441OT ... This tip controversy is nonsense. Adjust prices allowing employers to pakidl-March 24
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