Drones Take Flight: Are They Ready for Prime Time?
Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM
West Pincer Lounge
701 W Riverside Dr
Smaller, quicker, and smarter than ever, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV for short), are taking off. From toys to tools, makers around the world are pushing the envelope with drones and the applications are getting more interesting and fantastical, e.g. will Amazon really deliver products with drones; will drones replace the familiar pizza delivery car in your neighborhood? Drones have been spotted at major sporting and concert events like Coachella, and were buzzing around Lake Tahoe over July 4th. Fun to speculate and imagine, but as drones become more pervasive, questions about airspace regulations, pending violations and court cases make headlines. So who needs to weigh in on the security and privacy issues that still need to be resolved to allow hobbyists their fun, and serious commercial ventures their freedom to design new models for innovative applications?
Mike Senese loves music, authentic Neapolitan pizza and building stuff. As a long-haired, metal-headed sixteen-year old, he spent his first summer abroad in the Ecuadorean Andes promoting public he...Show the rest
Mike Senese loves music, authentic Neapolitan pizza and building stuff. As a long-haired, metal-headed sixteen-year old, he spent his first summer abroad in the Ecuadorean Andes promoting public health by constructing latrines. Since then he's survived a year of late nights in Madrid, gotten arrested for bicycling on the freeway in Italy while in search of the world's best pizza, and completely rebuilt his 1973 Land Rover to explore the Arizona desert.
Until Hollywood came calling, Mike had been living in San Francisco where he worked at Wired and ReadyMade magazines and piloted a paramedic helicopter in his spare time. An accomplished guitarist and fair-to-midlin' drummer, Mike is also the co-founder of the record label Sneakmove.com. Today, he lives in the East Bay with his wife and infant son where he is executive editor of Make: magazine.