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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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3059Nicely executed. Thanks for posting it.Glenn Petersen1yesterday
3058Here is some raw drone footage I took recently when visiting relatives, shot in J.F. Sebastian2yesterday
3057Lifeguard drones can save lives. But U.S. beaches might not buy them. In EuropeGlenn Petersen2Monday
3056Baidu's robotaxis don't need any human staff in these parts of China PuGlenn Petersen1Monday
3055Sleeping in Tesla while going 70mph on the freeway in San Diego reddit.comTimF3last Saturday
3054California regulator claims Tesla falsely advertised Autopilot, Full Self-Drivinkidl2last Saturday
3053Robot Ships Debut at RIMPAC, Helping US Navy Sail Toward a Less-Crewed Future Glenn Petersen2August 3
3052:) [youtube video]Aladdin Sane3August 2
3051More flying cars coming Xpeng HT Aero New Flying Car to be Launched in 2024. yoJulius Wong2August 2
3050Can't wait for the videos and memes of the first flights! Should be very enJ.F. Sebastian-August 2
3049Consumer Groups Want Automakers To Use Uniform Names For Driver Assistance Systekidl-August 2
3048Self-Driving Truck Accident Draws Attention to Safety at TuSimple Leading autonGlenn Petersen2August 1
3047 You can now buy a flying car for $92,000 [graphic] Credit: Jetson Aero LoadJulius Wong5July 31
3046h/t/ Frank Sully Kodiak Robotics pilots autonomous trucking between California,Glenn Petersen2July 29
3045Had great fun using my brother-in-law's drone while on vacation recently. GoJ.F. Sebastian2July 28
3044Self-driving start-up plans to mass produce robotrucks in China PublishGlenn Petersen1July 28
3043The unsinkable potential of autonomous boats Autonomous boats are now crossingJulius Wong3July 25
3042UK set to have world's biggest automated drone superhighway By Tom Gerken Julius Wong2July 24
3041Baidu reveals the next-gen robotaxi that will be deployed throughout China [graJulius Wong3July 24
3040Eve Holding, Inc. (EVEX) elite.finviz.comJulius Wong-July 24
3039Duplicate deletedGlenn Petersen-July 24
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3037Amazon's Zoox passes key safety tests, seeks permit in California Jul. 22, Julius Wong2July 23
3036Listen: Drone Delivery Is Near With FAA, NASA Focused on Safety 00:00 0:00 Julius Wong2July 23
3035LOL!longz-July 22
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