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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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3405Pentagon’s AI initiatives accelerate decisions on lethal autonomous weapons | APSavant1yesterday
3404Sight seeing via drones... (32) If The Drone Didn't Capture This, No Savant1last Saturday
3403**is that a Starlink Sat dish on it?? [graphic] New images circulating on socialSavant1last Thursday
3402Scoop: GM's Cruise plans careful re-launch for driverless robotaxis Joann MGlenn Petersen1last Wednesday
3401After robotaxi dragged pedestrian 20 feet, Cruise founder and CEO resigns arsteJulius Wong1November 20
3400Agree. Fly around town, not around the country.sunabeach-November 17
3399The future of warfare: A $400 drone killing a $2M tank Ukraine’s early adoptionGlenn Petersen2November 17
3398Yup any "flying car" without vertical takeoff or landing capability makidl-November 14
3397Seems likely that if flying cars are ever going to be a thing, some type of largZen Dollar Round1November 14
3396Many new companies will go out of business.Julius Wong-November 14
3395About all I can say, without an expertise at all, is that ... well ... it workedsunabeach-November 14
3394I can't wait to buy one of these gismos. NOT. I am amazed. There seems to bekidl-November 13
3392Cruise's Driverless Accident Highlights Risks of AI ft.comFrank Sully-November 9
3391Indeed, that was a laugh-out-loud funny statement to me.Zen Dollar Round-November 7
3390Under Fire Over Robotaxi Safety, GM Halts Production Of Cruise Driverless Van CGlenn Petersen1November 7
3389Really??>>> Amazon started thinking really long term. It envisioneSavant-November 6
3388Look, Up in the Sky! It’s a Can of Soup! Amazon’s much-hyped drone project is dGlenn Petersen3November 5
3387Unmanned weapons msn.comSavant-November 3
3386Well said.Glenn Petersen-October 30
3385Green EnergyElectrek Green Energy BriefEGEBOffshore wind powerdroneIn a ‘world fEric1October 30
3384they ask...." Who is ultimately responsible for ensuring safety on our streSavant-October 30
3383(Semafor) Medical drones ready for takeoff [graphic] Everdrone/Twitter Asunabeach-October 29
3382How a robotaxi crash got Cruise’s self-driving cars pulled from Californian roadGlenn Petersen2October 29
3381Cruise pauses all driverless robotaxi operations to ‘rebuild public trust’ KirsGlenn Petersen3October 27
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