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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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2098Wing will test drone delivery in the US with Walgreens and FedEx Greg Kumparak@Glenn Petersen-yesterday
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2092Buy Uber/Lyft. Only way they'll ever turn a profit.rogermci®-August 30
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2090northwest passage ship from 1845 explored by divers and mini underwater drones Savant2August 28
2089Anthony Levandowski, former Google engineer at center of Waymo-Uber case, chargeGlenn Petersen-August 27
2088so, most of the time, they'd be above the storm clouds...cumulo nimbus, but Savant-August 26
2087Drone Ambitions Soar to the Stratosphere Airbus, Boeing and SoftBank develop alGlenn Petersen3August 26
2086Here's a new S/F novel relative to the subject: "Three Laws Lethal"OldAIMGuy1August 26
2085Nuro could help set rules for unmanned delivery vehicles Joann Muller Axios AugGlenn Petersen1August 24
2084Audi sets eyes on Mercedes, BMW self-driving alliance Aug. 22, 2019 6:35 AM ETkidl2August 22
2083China's Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations Glenn Petersen1August 17
2082UPS has been quietly delivering cargo using self-driving trucks The delivery giGlenn Petersen1August 15
2081EHang company site... videos of other areas overflights ehang.comSavant-August 9
2080China..EHang autonomous passenger & build out network techcruncSavant1August 9
2079The Trump administration killed a self-driving car committee — and didn’t tell mGlenn Petersen2August 9
2078Good article. Elon Musk: “Anyone relying on lidar is doomed.” Experts: Maybe kidl2August 6
2077Boeing flying taxi lift off msn.comSavant3August 5
2076NEC shows 'flying car' hovering steadily for minute japantoday.comkidl1August 5
2075Good news for drone delivery services Aug. 4, 2019 5:35 AM ET|About: Amazon.kidl2August 5 autonomous drone sailing vessel for data collection seadronepro.coSavant4August 2
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