The Opportunity to Make Military Drone Technology Available at Toy Prices – Chapter 2 of 5

Chris Anderson’s presentation on the main stage at AMA EXPO 2013.

Chris Anderson is the former editor of WIRED magazine and founder of DIY DRONES, co-founder and CEO of 3D robotics.

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10 Comments

  1. MetalfoxFPV on December 29, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    That box idea that makes a plane uncrashable is awsome becase I have a sig komander and that plane is much older than me and I never want to crash it. Imagine a 3d heli with that it would really allow easy learning for beginers.

  2. stephen sheveland on December 29, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Toys??? WTF…. This idea of drones is scary but true.

  3. TurboTurkey on December 29, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    even if a broom stick cannot fly, these things are too noisey to go unnoticed.

  4. MetalfoxFPV on December 29, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Every one I know that is truely in the hobby of model aircraft, r.c. or free flight are all responsible. Its the people that just get thing and use them that is the problem. Any one trying to join model aircraft the best thing when your starting is the gidence and knowlage of a Club. There is a lot to know about model aircraft. I am suprise it took this long for the military to start using rc/drones. But we in model aircraft should not have to suffer from it. AMA RULES!!!

  5. Bob Furr on December 29, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    No wonder the FAA wants to tightly regulate drones… give this to a 16 year old boy and suddenly you have nude pictures of the neighbor taken thru an open window… and that isn’t a violent use…

  6. Bob Furr on December 29, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Electric quad copters are not noisey. In fact I just saw an article about someone mounting a small explosive device on a quad copter and setting it off. Really scary considering everything he purchased had come from a hobby shop. The article was in either this months Popular Science or Popular Mechanics.

  7. TurboTurkey on December 29, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    What I find scary is that youre looking negatively on a technology that has so many positive uses based on media festered fears. In real life, 99% of criminals are too stupid to use one. That is why they don’t shape up.

  8. Bob Furr on December 29, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I do not disagree that there are positive uses… just as with firearms. As to the generalization that 99% of criminals are too stupid… well I have worked with kids in the Juvenile Justice system for the past 30 years and I can tell you from personal experience that it is closer to 5% that could not use a quad copter. In fact one of the most skilled RC pilots I know has spent half of his adult life in jail. He is only stupid when he is drinking.

  9. Chaseman81 on December 29, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Same 16 yr old can type a cam to a broomstick and capture the same image… Now are we afraid of 16 year olds or broomsticks?

  10. Bob Furr on December 29, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    You totally missed the point. It isnt just the issue of personal privacy (BTW a cam on a broomstick will not hover up to a second story open window and fly in while you are having sex). It is the potential violent uses like mounting a handgun and then going to the same window and firing it.

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