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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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2061Literally braking news: Two people hurt as not one but two self-driving space-agkidl-yesterday
2060Parrot exits the toy drone market The French dronemaker continues to shift awayGlenn Petersen2last Friday
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2058Drone Delivery Canada Successfully Completes Phase One of AED on the Fly Pilot walwaysbmiki-last Tuesday
2057European startups navigate long, winding road to self-driving future Helen ReidGlenn Petersen-last Monday
2056Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles VW will iGlenn Petersen-July 12
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2054Swarm of drones spray-paints crowdsourced graffiti mural newatlas.comJulius Wong-July 6
2053Autonomy milestones in other sectors could build trust in AVs Bibhrajit Halder Glenn Petersen2July 3
2052choice between driverless cars and flying... and they're not even factoringSavant1June 28
2051Scoop: Waymo hires former Anki engineers to lead truck efforts Joann Muller AxiGlenn Petersen-June 27
2050Scientists Are Probing Tornadoes With Drones to Save Lives earther.gizmodo.comJulius Wong-June 27
2049Velodyne Lidar hires bankers for an IPO: Business Insider Reuters June 22, 2019Glenn Petersen-June 26
2048Russia's new drone looks like a snowy owl, and it has a deadly purpose busJulius Wong-June 26
2047One baby step backwards for total transparency. :-|elpolvo-June 22
2046World's First "Quantum Drone" for Impenetrable Air-to-Ground Data Julius Wong3June 22
2045WTF Dudes..... your phones and dogs have trackers.... :sheesh: :smh: :facepalm:frmrVZguy-June 19
2044sure looks better than the bulky model they had in 'logan' Internship-June 17
2043Another self-driving truck: Volvo’s sporty looking Vera self-driving electric tGlenn Petersen-June 14
2042Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit Now with upgraGlenn Petersen-June 12
2041could be a a result of sloppy programming. lolJohn Carragher1June 12
2040Ford Motor announced at CES 2016 that their F-150 pickup, which for years has besm1th-June 12
2039Uber news: Delivery drones and autonomous flying taxis. Uber Wants Your Next BiGlenn Petersen-June 12
2038Apple to Buy in Bid for More Autonomous Vehicle Talent By Mark GurmanGlenn Petersen-June 9
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