Possible WOTY 2015?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Oct 10 17:10:39 UTC 2014

Maybe they could go the entomology route and call them "workers".


On Oct 10, 2014, at 12:54 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:

> Why Some Drone Makers Hate the Word ‘Drone’ and Want to Change It
> http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-some-drone-makers-hate-the-word-drone-and-want-to-change-it-1412821801
> _____
> “Maybe we call it the ‘crone’ for commercial drone?” said John Mulcahy, a
> patent attorney with clients in the commercial-drone industry.
> The alternatives are an alphabet soup. There is “UAV” (unmanned aerial
> vehicle), “RPA” (remotely piloted aircraft), and “UAS” (unmanned aircraft
> system). Some prefer the more digestible “unmanned aircraft,” or just
> “robot,” while European Union officials opt for the bulkier “RPAS,” or
> remotely piloted aircraft systems.
> “We need another name for it, but I’m not sure what that new name should
> be,” said Zack Porter, a venture-capital executive considering investments
> in commercial drones.
> _____
> DanG
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