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Friday, September 20 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Room 4 - How We Convinced the Pentagon To Use Open Source Drones - Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

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We originally created open source drones to break the military-industrial complex monopoly. We swore we wouldn't allow governments to weaponize our work. But then a funny thing happened. Our drones got better, faster and cheaper than the aerospace industry's and the Pentagon came to us -- not to shut us down, but to learn how we did it. This is the story of what happened next.


Chris Anderson

Co-Founder & CEO, 3D Robotics
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3DR, founder and chairman of the Linux Foundation's Dronecode Project, and founder of the DIY Drones and DIY Robocars communities, including the ArduPilot autopilot project. From 2001 through 2012 he was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
Breakout Room 4