Google "Solve for X" presentation for non-military use of drones

Roboticst/artist Natalie Jeremijenko spoke at Google's "Solve for X" conference on using technology to solve big world problems, in this case "drones for good". I'm not sure she came up with anything particularily new, but thought it was worth sharing here all the same.

From the video description:

Problem: What if war could be fought using technology that's more humane and could acheive political or tactical goals without killing civilians?

Solution: Targeted military force could do limited harm or potentially do good instead of the drone missle strikes that are used today.

Technology: Natalie proposes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could be used in new, creative ways.

(Hat tip to Sonal Chokshi for the link)

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on February 13, 2013 at 12:31am

Easier on the eyes than TED & Zurich Minds. 

Comment by RC on February 13, 2013 at 7:52am


Comment by LanMark on February 13, 2013 at 2:53pm

She makes some pretty good points but the message seemed to be not as clear as it could have been.  To me it seemed like in trying to explain a vast issue she made everything so generic and thus confusing.   Where I would have rather seen a specific application to 'solve for X'.. or at least a specific approach or technology.. not black carbon then something else, then something else, then come back around and try to tie it together.

The app store of sorts idea is interesting.. something 3DR could push in theory.. however limited by the tools (software) in use.  

I would love to see a more open community for general drone/UAV technologies.  this site pushes the AutoPilot / APM.. where I would love to see groups of development.. things like how to properly do vegitation stress analysis.. or aerial surveying or whatever.. and have groups of people providing knowledge.. not just a forum of messages and threads with pages and pages of comments... but a true building of a common wiki of sorts.


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