UK tech magazine reports that Google have bought a quad....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/09/google_drone/
Hype from a manufacturer or are they playing UAS??
German article here

Fortune just reported it as well, we live in interesting times, maybe Google has enough clout to get the FAA to look at UAS use in the USA.


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Comment by AVS on August 9, 2010 at 10:04am
Interesting. Do you know how it stays up for over an hour with video?

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Comment by Jason Short on August 9, 2010 at 10:18am
Sounds like Street View is going to get a whole lot more interesting. Maybe this is the new "Live" service.
Comment by Don LeRoi on August 9, 2010 at 10:26am
@Fab - big motors and 6s3p battery pack. However, the > 1 hour flight time is w/o payload.


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Comment by AVS on August 9, 2010 at 10:29am
Thanks Don, I like your setup. So the quad comes with kids :) It would be cool to see the larger one drop the smaller one from a height and then to see them both return by themselves.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 9, 2010 at 11:26am
I saw one flying at Waddington, not the machine for a windy day
Comment by Jawahar balaji on August 9, 2010 at 11:30am
@Don bigger motors have lower kv rating right ? does hobbyking sell them? your quad looks awesome ! specs ? :)

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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 9, 2010 at 12:34pm
Those in the know say it ain't true:

"PR:"Google is not testing or using this technology. This was a purchase by a Google executive with an interest in robotics for personal use"" (from Jeff Jarvis)

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 9, 2010 at 12:51pm
Well its done Microdrone a world of good for their products!! Fair play to them but lets hope Google does not mind the privacy inferences and slight bad press its generating.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 9, 2010 at 1:02pm
Ah yes I see the denials coming thick and fast now ;-) Naughty old Microdrone.....
Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 9, 2010 at 1:06pm
Was digging through their trash & noticed someone at Google bought a hamburger. Will sell the wrappers for $5 million.

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