NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Sep 2, 2014
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  1. Much like autonomous vehicles, drones could one day revolutionize all sorts of common tasks currently delegated to humans. But just like driverless cars, it'll still be several years before we see unmanned drones zipping above our heads on a regular...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,002   +2,532

    I guess Amazon never thought of things like this. One supposes they just took their little toy airplanes out on a bright sunny day in still air, and figured they're ready for commercial use and would be flown by the stock boys....:oops:
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Could be but I heard they were hard at work busy developing a cockpit voice recorder for their drones.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    To quote the quoted quote... I don't really like the ideas of drones flying around all over the place. Seems like it leaves more room for.... other things lessening our freedoms and privacy... but I'm a paranoid crazy guy sometimes.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,002   +2,532

    I'm completely mystified why you seem to think I'm condoning this. So we're clear, I think Amazon's CEO needs to be slapped back into his seat, and told to mind his place. I think the issue of Amazon delivering parcels by drone is his megalomania articulated.

    As far as Skid's joke goes, here's my punchline, "and the transcripts of those cockpit recordings will replace most of their real customer reviews".

    Teach the help to multitask and don't spare the whip, that's my recipe for success.:eek:
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    To be honest. It was not directed at you or the other guy. I was up very late commenting and thought it would be funny to quote all the quotes and continue to state my opinion in a half sleep deprived state.

    Edit: but I'm realizing you were up even later. :p
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,002   +2,532

    Not really. I'm rested up since then, and I still resent the Amazon CEO's hyperbolic conceit. The most recent 2 press releases we're, "we have software that knows what your going to buy before you buy it, so we're going to move goods closer to you and be ready.

    Then there is the issue of the drones. Which is safer, a truck driver with a 100 packages on a serial delivery route, or some computer piloting toy airplanes over top of people's heads.

    So, not only does Amazon want to put every other business on the planet out of business, that now seems to hold true for delivery services as well.

    The more that guy opens his yap, the less I but from them. I've taken to using, as a shopping catalog, then going somewhere else to make the purchase.Generally speaking, I can usually find a better price.

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