Help Drones Invade SXSW

If you read this blog, chances are you're aware of SXSW, a unique festival exploring music, film, and emerging technology.  Recent years have seen one or two robotics panels at SXSW Interactive; I would be surprised if robotics did not feature prominently this March.  You can help ensure an appearance by one robot in particular: the drone.  There are at least three, drone-related panels currrently submitted for SXSW.  Please vote for one or more if inclined.  Thanks, and I hope to see you there.

Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Drone?  This panel offers up a cost-benefit analysis of the domestic use of drones.  Panelists include me, Chris Anderson (Wired Magazine and DYI Drones), Erin Rapacki (Robot Launchpad), and Nabiha Syed (New York Times). (link goes live next month).  This panel of interdisciplinary professors discusses how drones can be used in the classroom.  Panelists include me, Matt Waite (Drone Journalism Lab), Todd Humpreys (University of Texas, Austin), and Amie Stepanovich (EPIC).  Original video:

Drones Gone Wild.  This panel highlights the potential danger of drones to domestic civil liberties, particularly privacy.  Panelists include me, Trevor Timm (EFF), Parker Higgins (EFF), and Nabiha Syed (New York Times). 

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