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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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2732[youtube video] Chinese EV maker Xpeng launches flying car that can also operatGlenn Petersen2yesterday
2731Jetson One personal eVTOL looks like a ton of fun to fly [graphic] [graphic] Julius Wong3yesterday
2730Agreed, there are a plethora of practical and safety issues with such a set-up, togrok-Saturday
2729With tethered units, a concern would be low flying vehicles running into them, oSavant-Saturday
2728Didn't Joby Energy that morphed into what is now Joby Aviation experiment witogrok-Saturday
2727According to a Morning Consult survey published in September, 47 percent of AmerSavant-Saturday
2726Flying car: Canadians bring flying car one step closer to reality globalnews.cakidl3Saturday
2725150 mph without a driver: Indy autonomous cars gear up for race Thomas URBAIN SGlenn Petersen1Saturday
2724This is really something - I want one. But I got to say no pilot's license wsunabeach-Saturday
2723RT.... Hop in, raise some dust in Jetson1 Climb Aboard This Insane One-Person ESavant4last Friday
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2721A few idealistic Canadians are trying to replant the world’s forests with flyingGlenn Petersen2last Friday
2720"Autonomous Flying Wind Turbines Can Generate Energy at Nearly Half the CosSavant3last Thursday
2719Mesa Air Moves Into Drone Food Delivery Regional airline plans pilot program inGlenn Petersen2last Thursday
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2717Goodbye Paradrops! Bell Showcases Its New Autonomous Supply Drop Drone The novJulius Wong2October 17
2716Drone Delivers Lungs to Transplant Recipient, a Medical First Drone Delivers LuJulius Wong4October 17
2715Smart Farming With Drones and AI By Press 15 October 2021 FlyNex and Pheno-Frank Sully-October 15
2714[tweet]Glenn Petersen-October 15
2713Reliable Robotics lifts $100M to take autonomous cargo planes where none have goGlenn Petersen3October 15
2712"New LIDARs From Waymo And Others Produce Amazing Results" forbes.comSavant4October 13
2711Baidu Executive: The Death Rate of Traffic Accidents to be Reduced by 90% In EraFrank Sully1October 13
2710Racing Drones Dodge Through Forests at 40 kph Training in simulation gives theGlenn Petersen4October 11
2709"Chinese Flying Wing Drones Launch Swarming Decoys At Enemy Warships In IndSavant1October 10
2708Rio Tinto Autonomous Train [youtube video]Glenn Petersen-October 10
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