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Submission + - Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory

the_newsbeagle writes: The former editor of Wired is betting that the 21st century skies will be filled with drones, and not the military sort. His company, 3D Robotics, is building open-source UAVs for the civilian market, and expects its drones to catch on first in agriculture. As noted in an article about the company's grand ambitions: "Farms are far from the city’s madding crowds and so offer safe flying areas; also, the trend toward precision agriculture demands aerial monitoring of crops. Like traffic watching, it’s a job tailor-made for a robot: dull, dirty, and dangerous." Also, farmers apparently wouldn't need FAA approval for privately owned drones flying over their own property.
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Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory

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