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Drone Technologies Advance Exponentially

Posted July 01, 2014 12:00 PM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is advancing on all fronts. This Engineering TV video from the 2014 AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) trade show highlights the innovation abounding in both military and civilian applications. The big gorilla in the room was the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency's eventual promulgation of regulations allowing drone operations in the country's airspace. Civilian law-enforcement and first-response agencies on tight budgets may be looking to adapt "hobby" type systems to save resources.


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07/01/2014 1:35 PM

It only appears exponential. All learning curves, aka sigmoid curves, look exponential at the start, as knowledge advances rapidly. Eventually the curves will flatten out, taking the common form of a learning curve we've all seen many times.

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07/02/2014 9:10 AM

I was always told that is doesn't matter that you fall on the short end of the Bell curve.

What matters is, which end. ;-)

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