Disney applies for three drone-related patents

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Comment by monkeynutz on August 23, 2014 at 3:15am

 always with the patents.. whatever.. all this stuff has been done before.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 23, 2014 at 4:22am

Yes especially the floating pixels not much research done by the Disney folks.

Comment by F. C. Bearsch on August 23, 2014 at 6:48am

This is very demonstrative of what the USPTO patent market has become, please list the examples of the prior use, as I think it is our job as to serve our community to show either the prior example or that this is obvious so that irrelevant patents are not issued, because when they are it stifles innovation. 

Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 23, 2014 at 9:32am

This happened in week the FAA announced a flight of two sUAS in a range to see if night flight of two RPAS was safe and possible. I kid you not, they were jolly proud of the trial. This flight in the centre of London underneath the approach to Heathrow.

The screen has been done already as well, not sure about the puppets though.

Comment by Craig Elder on August 23, 2014 at 10:53am

ArduCopter strikes again!! Go Cliff!!!  http://diydrones.com/profile/CliffW

Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 23, 2014 at 11:02am

He's a bit late isn't he?

Comment by Stephen Zidek on August 23, 2014 at 11:45am

@Craig- But I don't want my arducopter to strike anything!

Comment by Quadzimodo on August 23, 2014 at 1:18pm

Gary - I hadn't seen that London Star Trek thing.  Very cool!

Tearig - Drone supported marionette has been done. Here are two examples.


Comment by Cliff-E on August 24, 2014 at 12:12am

can't believe it took 18+ mos to this point and 1st flights back in '10.

@Craig: thanks, we'll be talking soon... & to the 3DR team and APM devteam, keep up the excellent work guys... :)

@monkeynutz: convincing a multibillion dollar company to truly invest in "so called" controversial tech, well, a youtube video, or a snazzy powerpoint ain't going to do. But having been a dev w/openmoko back in '07, I get your point 100%!

@Gary & Quadizmodo: that's Ars.Electronica (trek video), very cool group & awesome tech.


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