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Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Flying Cars
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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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2177Aircraft, Big and Small, Are Changing Our Relationship With Flight By ChristineGlenn Petersen-last Thursday
2176With autonomous systems fooled this easily we have a long way to go. Hackers stkidl1last Wednesday
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
2166 Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-drikidl-January 17
2165Intel’s Mobileye has a plan to dominate self-driving—and it might work MobileyeGlenn Petersen3January 12
2164Micron and Valens Demonstrate Industry’s First In-Vehicle Remote, Centralized StSam2January 7
2163Hyundai/Uber flying electric taxi msn.comSavant2January 7
2162glenn- i'm 86% sure the owner/operators of these drones will be discovered elpolvo-January 2
2161The story has been confirmed by the NYT: ‘It’s Creepy’: Unexplained Drones Are Glenn Petersen-January 2
2160Please delete this message. Sorry, couldn't figure out how to do it.spindr00-12/31/2019
2159There is a big and bizarre drone mystery unfolding in rural Colorado. This is aelpolvo-12/28/2019
2158Here's more on the new FAA rulemaking proposal for remote ID on drones. Thielpolvo-12/28/2019
2157[graphic] hope jokes are allowed. :)abuelita512/27/2019
2156Re: Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says Thanks for the elpolvo212/27/2019
2155Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says [graphic] Alan LeviGlenn Petersen212/27/2019
2154Autonomous Delivery Vehicles Authorized For Commercial Use In California jalopnJulius Wong-12/21/2019
2153Doing a search found a lot of ways using autonomy for tasks, snow plowing, beingSavant112/19/2019
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