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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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1840Drone Army Is Ready to Swoop in for Florence Power Recovery Naureen S. Malik BlGlenn Petersen1last Saturday
1839Drone startup Airware crashes, will shut down after burning $118M Josh ConstineGlenn Petersen1last Saturday
1838U.S. cities building on Las Vegas' success with autonomous buses Paul ComfoGlenn Petersen-last Friday
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1836China is the world leader in drones. US drone makers want to change that by MGlenn Petersen2last Wednesday
1835Vale truck fleet at Brazil mine going fully autonomous in 2019 Brazil’s Vale (Nkidl1last Wednesday
1834Partnership between Lyft and LA suburb shows promise of AV fleets David DeRosa Glenn Petersen1September 11
1833GM keeping "options open" for autonomous ride-sharing service CourtenGlenn Petersen-September 8 Volvo reveals new robo-taxi in race to autonomy Esha FUBHO1September 5
1831Even as autonomy advances, AV buses likely to have onboard operators Paul ComfoGlenn Petersen-September 2
1830Waymo’s Big Ambitions Slowed by Tech Trouble By Amir Efrati The Information AGlenn Petersen1September 2
1829Volunteers scour drone footage online in search for woman who went missing on hiFUBHO2September 1
1828The reason I am convinced about the Dyson outsourcing is the money he committed kidl-August 31
1827k, in interviews, he claims not....all in house...and he luvs robotics and uses Savant-August 31
1826I am betting on Dyson outsourcing production which is something Tesla should havkidl-August 31
1825NPR or BBC had a long interview thing about Dyson the other day...quite a persisSavant-August 31
1824Anyone that can make vacuums and fans sexy is a genius. Looking forward to seeiMagnatizer-August 31
1823The solid state battery sure piques my interestSavant-August 31
1822This could be very interesting thehustle.coMagnatizer-August 31
1821India to Legalize Commercial Drone Operations After Reversing UAV Ban Officialskidl1August 31
1820Wanted in China: detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars Yan Zhang, DaviGlenn Petersen-August 26
1819Ambarella got a flurry of attention in March and April...and then nothing. AmbGlenn Petersen2August 25
1818No problem. Your can find a Pandora board here: Subject 58255 Oddly enough, no Glenn Petersen-August 25
1817Apologize for last post. Thought I could delete it.Intel8042-August 25
1816Apologize for accidental post.Intel8042-August 25
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