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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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2421Israeli Startup Tevel Aerobotics Uses Drones To Pick Fruit jewishbusinessnews.coTimF1January 8
2420Hyundai Motor says it’s in early talks with Apple to develop a self-driving car Glenn Petersen1January 7
2419Report on Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles From the report TheTimF2January 4
2418Nazi Robot Tank - The Original ROV [youtube video] youtube.comTimF3January 4
2417Xpeng Partners with Livox to Deploy Lidar Technology in the New 2021 Production Sam-January 1
2416Alphabet unit Wing blasts new U.S. drone ID rule, citing privacy By David ShepGlenn Petersen-January 1
2415Happy New Year! [graphic]Frank Sully112/31/2020
2414The buzz, particularly at night, might be sleep inducing I grew up in a house oGlenn Petersen-12/29/2020
2413Night flights?... Gives new meaning to 'Getting some Zzzs'Savant-12/29/2020
2412U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people at night By Reuters Staff DecembeGlenn Petersen112/28/2020
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