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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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3271Drone starting fires in Canada This Helicopter Looks Like It Started Massive CaSavant-yesterday
3270Neat. 2023 version of James Bond's Lotus Esprit S1. :-)sunabeach-Wednesday
3269The “death of self-driving cars” has been greatly exaggerated GM’s Cruise aims Julius Wong2last Saturday
3268[youtube video]Glenn Petersen6last Saturday
3267United's Midnight air taxi is on track to debut by 2025 — take a look at thesunabeach1last Friday
3266AI-Controlled Drone Goes Rogue, 'Kills' Human Operator in USAF SimulatedGlenn Petersen2last Friday
3265Tiny fairy like robots, to help with pollination..Finland Researchers have creatSavant3May 31
3264Applied Intuition to buy autonomous trucking SPAC Embark for $71M Rebecca BellaGlenn Petersen2May 28
3263From the BMW news release: Intense partially automated driving experience: New kidl1May 27
3262k, wonder what happens if one looks in the mirror, just to see what's behindSavant2May 27
3261New BMW feature: "One feature in particular is causing auto aficionados tokidl1May 27
3260Uber to offer autonomous ride-hailing and delivery using Waymo’s robotaxis PUBLGlenn Petersen1May 23
3259How Will We Know When Self-Driving Cars Are Safe? When They Can Handle the WorldGlenn Petersen3May 21
3258Thor......anti drone The Air Force's new directed energy weapon is ready tSavant2May 20
3257‘Extended reality’ will help preserve some of Afghanistan’s most endangered histJulius Wong2May 20
3256Amazon’s 100 drone deliveries puts Prime Air far behind Alphabet’s Wing and WalmGlenn Petersen3May 18
3255New propeller design could boost efficiency up to 105% and claims to be much quiSavant4May 16
3254Ford patents car that can repossess itself and drive back to showroom Ford has Sam3May 16
3253Big Players, Bigger Bets on eVTOLs and Air Taxis Ohio stakes claim on ambitiouGlenn Petersen3May 14
3252Autonomous delivery startup Nuro to lay off 30% of workforce Kirsten Korosec@kiGlenn Petersen1May 12
3251A short excerpt from a longer piece on deregulating the airline industry: DevelGlenn Petersen2April 30
3250Drone Delivery Startup Zipline Boosts Valuation To $4.2 Billion Alex Konrad ForGlenn Petersen1April 28
3249Cruise continues to burn GM’s cash as robotaxis expand to daylight hours / The Glenn Petersen1April 28
3248Joby Aviation lands $55 million contract from US Air Force Reuters [graphic] Ssunabeach1April 27
3247Chinese EV Giant BYD Says Fully Autonomous Driving Is “Basically Impossible” (inkidl2April 24
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