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Mythbusters Tests Killer Drones
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David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
7/30/2015 | 1:27:23 AM
Re: Still Not Convinced
@asksqn- I actualy think you made my point for me. How many people are playing hockey or lacrosse every day? More than the number of drones int he air, I'm sure. Canada alone has 650,000 registered hockey players as in people who play in a league not jsut pickup. In the entire history of professional hockey in every country at every level there have been 10 on ice deaths and none were of the result of cuts. All were head injuries from falls, spinal injuries from hits and one intentional attack in the Italian league. 

The mortality risk of lacrosse is .63 deats per 100,000 person years. In other words for every 100,000 people who play the sport for a year, only .63 die.

The rate for hockey is lower.

How far are we from 100,000 drones flying for a year and will even that many die? How long before we get to the millions playing hockey and lacrosse? 
David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
7/29/2015 | 6:36:11 PM
Re: Dropping from the sky...
@whoopty- Well, they do fail when they run into something. In every test they condusted, it seemed like the motors on one or more rotors stopped when they hit something. I assume this is a safety feature, but it does mean bumps cause crashes. 

I honestly think they're pretty darn safe. It is just interesting, because we've got this new thing we need to form rules around both social (like the fire situtaion in California) and physical.

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