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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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2239I am coming more and more to the conclusion that “true” FSD will not happen untikidl-yesterday
2238The pandemic has accelerated the inevitable consolidation of ownership and stratGlenn Petersen-yesterday
2237Study: Autonomous vehicles won’t make roads completely safe By TOM KRISHER AssoGlenn Petersen-yesterday
2236Kitty Hawk ends Flyer program, shifts focus to once-secret autonomous aircraft Glenn Petersen2Thursday
2235Self-Driving Startup Argo Completes $2.6 Billion Tie-Up With VW (Bloomberg) -- kidl1Wednesday
2234Nuro’s driverless delivery robots will transport medicine to CVS customers in TeGlenn Petersen-May 29
2233Overkill, no pun intended.Glenn Petersen-May 29
2232Who Will Own the Cars That Drive Themselves? Fleets of vehicles roaming streetsGlenn Petersen2May 29
2231Speaking of Minneapolis, it's being circled by a Predator drone: twitter.coSavant-May 29
2230Zipline, Novant Health launch the first long-distance emergency drone operation Glenn Petersen1May 27
2229Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox Deal expectGlenn Petersen-May 26
2228multi purpose military Navy drone...tanker and more forbes.comSavant1May 25
2227Self-driving cars are being trained in virtual worlds while the real one is in cGlenn Petersen-May 25
2226The Drones Were Ready for This Moment While humans hunker below, aerial robots Glenn Petersen-May 23
2225Delivery by drone in Rwanda...catch in mid-air on return msn.comSavant2May 23
2224A City Locks Down to Fight Coronavirus, but Robots Come and Go Like many other Glenn Petersen-May 20
2223These drones will plant 40,000 trees in a month. By 2028, they’ll have planted 1Julius Wong3May 17
2222GM Chief Confirms Job Cuts At Autonomous Car Company Cruise International BusinGlenn Petersen-May 16
2221This Was Supposed to Be the Year Driverless Cars Went Mainstream Perfecting theGlenn Petersen1May 13
2220Waymo raises another $750 million for self-driving cars Joann Muller Axios May Glenn Petersen-May 12
2219Dual purpose. Hopefully, they won't mix up the fertilizer and the disinfectaGlenn Petersen1May 11
2218it looks like a great way to fertilize the sports fields.John Carragher-May 11
2217Syracuse company develops coronavirus-killing drone for arenas and stadiums UpdGlenn Petersen-May 11
2216Self-driving car folly seems more realistic after coronavirus Joann Muller AxioGlenn Petersen-May 9
2215DIY drone: Learn How to Build Your Own Quadcopter Drone interestingengineering.Julius Wong-May 9
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