Robot Smog comes to a wildfire near you

For the fourth time in a month, firefighters recently aborted air firefighting operations because a drone flew dangerously close to the flight path of the airplanes- as reported in the New York Times. The combination of impressive, massive fires and easy access to flying videocameras is apparently too much for many to resist, and this form of “robot smog” promises to be another new way in which individual robotic expression can have unintended consequences for society as a whole.

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