[Linux-aus] Quadcopter fun at UK customs

Arjen Lentz arjen at lentz.com.au
Wed Jul 4 10:20:56 EST 2012

Hi all

Probably of interest to most here, given the tech used and the issues explored.

"Fresh from performing at Science Gallery in Dublin last night during the opening of Hack the City, an English group of urbanists, technologists and architects who created GPS-enabled quadcopter drones, were held at London Southend Airport on suspicion of terrorism and recorded under the UK’s Terrorism Act.

The group, known as Tomorrows Thoughts Today, had been performing their Electronic Countermeasures robotic ballet in the sky show at Science Gallery for the opening of the three-month Hack the City exhibition in Dublin City. [...]"

Early reports all over the net, for instance:

Later, the leader of the Tomorrow's Thoughts Today group Liam Young explained it all himself without intervening embellishment by the media:

There is an Aussie connection... although currently based in the UK, Liam is from Brisbane: studied architecture at UQ in St Lucia. His mum is coming over for dinner tonight. They're kinda family ;-)

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