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Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Drones Take Flight: Are They Ready for Prime Time?

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Long Center
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?


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Mike Senese

Exec Editor

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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...

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Niels Joubert

PhD Candidate


Randy Jay Braun

Dir of Prod Experience



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