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Latest Activity: Dec 11, 2012
Started by Henry Brown. Last reply by Henry Brown Dec 11, 2012.
Humor I THINK!Check out the writeup for build details: It works like this: You connect to the Burrito Bomber web-app…Continue
Tags: Commercialization, drone
Started by Henry Brown Dec 9, 2012.
I KID THEE NOT!From IEEE AR Drone That Infects Other Drones…Continue
Tags: robot competitions, hacking, ar drone
From Mother Jones:…Continue
Tags: non-leathal, drones
Started by Henry Brown. Last reply by Henry Brown Dec 9, 2012.
From the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)Newly Released Drone…Continue
Tags: US, DoD, uav
Bob Gourley has posted a blog which could be of some interest/value to some
Title:Battlespace Awareness and Unmanned Vehicles: Common Control Services
IMO Interesting Portal
http://diydrones.com/This is the home for everything about amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
http://blog.makezine.com/2012/11/27/holiday-2012-gift-guide-aerial-...Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Aerial DronesThe holiday season is upon us and there is a certain something in the air. I’m talking about something a bit more tangible than the ineffable holiday spirit. It is the whir of aerial drones buzzing through the skies!Today’s hobby drones are pretty amazing. They are packed with features and have a level of automation and sensors never before available to the amateur. Prices have dropped to the point that this technology is accessible, even if you aren’t a government, university, or serious hobbyist willing to spend more than they should. It’s about time to consider the perfect gift for that geeky someone special in your life with a need for speed or a secret desire for air reconnaissance.
An article in the Houston Chronicle(remember the audience of a Sunday Paper) filled with a significant amount of FUD
Drone makers push Congress to open skies to surveillance
WASHINGTON - Are unmanned aircraft, known to have difficulty avoiding collisions, safe to use in America's crowded airspace? And would their widespread use for surveillance result in unconstitutional invasions of privacy?
Experts say neither question has been answered satisfactorily. Yet the federal government is rushing to open America's skies to tens of thousands of the drones - pushed to do so by a law championed by manufacturers of the unmanned aircraft.
It appears that the technology has been around for a while to be able to use drones pretty close up without being detected ... Insect Drones
Maple Seed Drones - http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/maple-seed-drones-will...
Daniel Suarez has a new novel coming soon about the threat of autonomous drones.
political commentary from LA Times
There was a feature in the Washington Post yesterday on growing concerns about domestic use: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/talk-of-drones-patrolling-us...
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