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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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2134This was inevitable. Hello Terminator,Glenn Petersen-3 hours ago
2133autonomous weapons....Are we surprised? No. and as for "these weapons coulSavant-3 hours ago
2132Killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons systems, are designed to make life-oGlenn Petersen-4 hours ago
2131DJI's Mavic Mini Wants to Be the Drone for Everyone gizmodo.comJulius Wong-yesterday
2130Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo techcrunch.comJulius Wong-Saturday
2129Uber faces costly choices after expert finds it uses Waymo self-driving tech ReGlenn Petersen-last Friday
2128Crash statistics of Uber self-driving cars Nov. 6, 2019 4:34 AM ET|About: Ukidl1last Wednesday
2127Ha, I recall when highway one had two lanes, total, and that was all that was nSavant-last Monday
2126Autonomous vehicles can't come quick enough: [tweet]Glenn Petersen-last Monday
2125That's your opinion. Only in downtown areas is it prohibited in our town. Savant1last Monday
2124My city has sidewalk ramps and improved sidewalks...but the cyclists don't usm1th1last Monday
2123Drones Used in Crime Fly Under the Law’s Radar Vanessa Swales New YorkGlenn Petersen1last Monday
2122Hailing a driverless ride in a Waymo After more than a decade, Waymo's drivGlenn Petersen1November 3
2121Nice aircraft... Comments/Questions 1. What is the glide ratio when the power Savant-November 1
2120[youtube video] The registration statement: Chinese Drone Air Taxi MakGlenn Petersen3November 1
2119Waymo tests 'rider only' service and looks beyond robo-taxis Joseph WhiGlenn Petersen1October 28
2118"dummy pedestrians" yes, a big part of the problem. Hard to believe Savant1October 24
2117Drivers killed the most pedestrians and bicyclists in almost 30 years PedestriaGlenn Petersen-October 24
2116The military will be all over that... for those lil drones w/the small missilesSavant-October 23
2115World-first study with drone cameras now separates living from the dead techxplJulius Wong1October 23
2114Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US DarreGlenn Petersen1October 18
2113Under new bill, states and towns could set their own drone rules Kaveh Waddell Glenn Petersen-October 15 Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of EngSavant-October 15
2111Letting the computer choose the best option in an unavoidable crash.. *just donSavant2October 15
2110The new Skydio 2 looks like tough competition for DJI. [youtube video]elpolvo-October 12
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