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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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1747In the future, potholes could be repaired by asphalt-printing drones Luke DormGlenn Petersen13 hours ago
1746I don’t believe Tesla’s approach to autonomous cars is going to prevail. NeitheGlenn Petersen-yesterday
1745Strikes me that Tesla / Musk has painted himself into a corner in many ways whickidl-yesterday
1744The employee claims to be a whistleblower: A former Tesla technician says Elon Glenn Petersen-yesterday
1743Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash: police rGlenn Petersen1yesterday
1742Tesla's alleged rogue employee is exactly what Congress is worried about witkidl-Thursday
1741Autonomous Vehicles Might Drive Cities to Financial Ruin Snip: The problem, as kidl3Wednesday
1740Waymo, Uber, Ford, and others are joining forces to explore the ‘human impact’ oGlenn Petersen-Tuesday
1739Ford's Autonomous Car Chief Eyes the Next 100 Years The 115-year-old automaGlenn Petersen-Monday
1738Your observation is spot on. Autonomous vehicles are going yo require "smarGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1737Road Walker- good comment... logical... but... i'm afraid there's no tuelpolvo-last Saturday
1736Whoops, posted to wrong thread! Tough getting old!Road Walker1last Saturday
1735It strikes me that in order to build an autonomous car market, you need to buildRoad Walker2last Saturday
1734 How startups are building driverless cars without Google’s billions DriverlessGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
1733GM Is Exploring Listing Shares of Cruise Self-Driving Unit By David Welch, Glenn Petersen1June 15
1732Autonomous Container Drones Could Benefit Transportation Industry Cargo drones Glenn Petersen-June 14
1731Volvo’s self-driving cars are getting new laser sensors to see the world LuminaGlenn Petersen-June 14
1730To give bees a break, farmers pollinated an apple orchard using drones Luke DorGlenn Petersen2June 9
1729 Quite frankly I don't care as there are so many things I can't influenkidl-June 9
1728Impressive projects....but, straight to the chase...skeery>>>> HaveSavant1June 9
1727Trump aide: The future of American aviation is all about drones cnn.comkidl-June 9
17269 bizarre drones, from web slingers to lake hoppers digitaltrends.comkidl1June 9
1725oh, gee, whatever could go wrong?.....hmm ...Drone, plus Taser, plus pepper spraSavant1June 9
1724This is the week that the drone surveillance state became real Written by DaveGlenn Petersen-June 8
1723Cute gismo. Too bad they don’t disclose the pricekidl-June 8
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