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Comment by Max Jewett on July 16, 2014 at 11:14pm

That looks like a spectacular idea. I look forward to seeing where it goes. But, I have absolutely none of the technical skills you are looking for. So, I'll be doing that from the sidelines. Best of luck ;-)

Comment by Bart Theys on July 17, 2014 at 1:07am

I believe you guys are working on the next big thing after the internet! How is the development going? I'd love to see some pictures of prototypes :)

Comment by Tero Koivunen on July 17, 2014 at 1:46am

I have all of those requirements in Finland already ;-)

Comment by Hugues on July 17, 2014 at 4:08am

Biggest challenge of this project is not technical but regulatory. Unfortunately as bright a mind can be, it can't change the stupidity of EU bureaucrats who will impose their "commercial drone forbidden - except if you're a big DOD supplier" regulation a across the 28 member states.

Comment by Klaus Heinrich on July 17, 2014 at 4:39am

@Hugues, That's exactly the problem.
It slows down so ingenious ways. Too bad but we are just humans.
With all the trimmings :)

sonnige Grüße aus Germany

Comment by Guy McCaldin on July 17, 2014 at 5:33am

It's somewhat of a mistake to think regulatory issues in Africa are any simpler.  Drones are essentially banned in Kenya and South Africa, despite the good intentions behind their use.  This banning has actually been in reaction to applications for legal use, rather than precautionary safety or security concerns.  While the right 'persuasions' might allow exceptions, it's an unpredictable and high risk regulatory environment, particularly for commercial ventures such as Matternet.

Comment by Daniel Lukonis on July 17, 2014 at 5:57am
Not sure why everyone is so caught up with regulation. Autonomous flight will be the norm, not the exception. Todays innovators will be the ones reaping the benefits 10 years from now.
Comment by Richard on July 17, 2014 at 7:21am
Not if the govt over-regulates the community and bans autonomous and FPV flying altogether!

It's all and good to say that this is the future, but we have to speak up now or that future will never happen!
Comment by Guy McCaldin on July 17, 2014 at 7:21am

Daniel: I think it's because most of the innovators in this space are also small businesses.  If regulation cuts off your income for an extended period of time, the business folds, regardless of how innovative you are.

Comment by John Githens on July 17, 2014 at 9:40am

Here is a link to a previous DIYD blog post about Matternet.


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