San Diego Is ‘Ground Zero’ for Growing Robot, Drone Industries

(November 11, 2015, Times of San Diego) – From armed Predators and Reapers patrolling over Syria to autonomous security robots roving local parking lots, San Diego has emerged as “ground zero” for robotics and drones.

That was the primary message from a forum sponsored by EvoNexus that drew 400 people Wednesday to Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley.

Linden Blue, vice president of General Atomics, opened the forum by explaining how his company’s drones help protect America at a lower cost with less collateral damage than manned aircraft.

He said a Reaper drone can carry the same payload as an F-16 fighter jet but stay on target ten times longer.

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