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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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2191DJI Won the Drone Wars, and Now It’s Paying the Price China’s flashiest global Glenn Petersen3Sunday
2190Which States Are Prepared for the Drone Industry? A Fifty-State Report Card BrGlenn Petersen-March 20
2189The End of Starsky Robotics Stefan Seltz-Axmacher Medium Mar 19 · 9 min reGlenn Petersen3March 20
2188Military eyeing drone swarms msn.comSavant2March 18
2187Meet the man behind China’s talking drones: Inside China’s Startups Throughout Glenn Petersen4March 14
2186[youtube video] Sikorsky/Erickson S-64 Skycrane firefighting in LagonisiGlenn Petersen-March 10
2185Robo fire fighter helo program msn.comSavant1March 10
2184The system could give drones a wider range than they would have if launched fromNoah Farelly-March 9
2183The flying taxi market is ready for takeoff, changing the travel experience foreGlenn Petersen2March 7
2182Valued at $30bn, Waymo considers its next move Windfall pushing Alphabet divisiGlenn Petersen1March 6
2181Bat drones...4 mics and a speaker enable drones to echo locate msn.comSavant1March 4
2180Geely invests $326 million to build satellites for autonomous cars europe.autokidl1March 3
2179Waymo raises $2.25 billion to scale up autonomous vehicles operations Kyle WigGlenn Petersen2March 2
2178Money continues to flow into the autonomous vehicle sector: Exclusive: AutonomoGlenn Petersen-February 27
2177Aircraft, Big and Small, Are Changing Our Relationship With Flight By ChristineGlenn Petersen-February 20
2176With autonomous systems fooled this easily we have a long way to go. Hackers stkidl1February 19
2175Editkidl-February 8
217438 Ways Drones Will Impact Society: From Fighting War To Forecasting Weather, UAJulius Wong-February 8
2173Nuro’s R2 receives first autonomous vehicle exemption from the U.S. Department oGlenn Petersen2February 6
2172the second half of that article was also of interest... US 'shoots down'elpolvo-February 1
2171Drones w/speakers being used to admonish Chinese citizens for not wearing masks Savant2February 1
2170DARPA is testing drones it can launch from a plane—then collect mid-air MIT TecGlenn Petersen1January 31
2169Aurora urges autonomous vehicle industry to adopt better safety metrics venturekidl-January 25
2168Researchers Develop a Drone That Can Bend Its Wings Similar To Birds interestiJulius Wong-January 23
2167This weird-looking pigeon is actually a drone that flies with real feathers MITGlenn Petersen1January 19
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