The latest episode of the Robots Podcast interviews Chris Anderson, the founder of the largest amateur UAV community and one of the largest robotics communities, DIY Drones and Editor-in-chief of WIRED. As some of you may know from some previous posts, DIY Drones is behind the well-known Arduino clone ArduPilot which allows easy autonomous stabilization and navigation of UAVs. DIY Drones is also a major proponent of open source hardware. For more information on making flying robots, the risks of putting this technology into the wrong hands and some crazy anecdotes read on or tune in(mp3)!
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