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Drone Industry Poised to Take Off but More Regulation is Needed

By: Brian Wynne, President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

As the president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), I’m lucky to have a front-row seat to the innovation taking place in the unmanned systems and robotics industry. Advancements have been integral for developing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. The industry has long known the great promise of UAS, and the broader public is beginning to see the tremendous potential of this technology. 

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Consumer Concerns On Drones

Charles Dickens wrote in his famous novel Oliver Twist, “We cut over the fields at the back with him between us – straight as the crow flies – through hedge and ditch.” Little did he know that one day that crow could be a drone? That’s right. Drones are nothing new to our world. What’s new is that we will be seeing them flying in our communities here sooner than later. Some of us already are! Most of us are aware of their use for our military. But Amazon and UPS are pushing the envelope for that norm and have been for a while now. 

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Drones in Business

Since the dawn of aviation, people have dreamed of the day when flying machines were part of everyday life and routine business. Early science fiction silent movies like Metropolis, The Jetsons cartoon, and even Back to the Future tapped into our fascination with flying cars. While the dream remains alive, the practical application is still in the future.

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Drones: Safety and Privacy

We are on the brink of a whole new era of aviation. Our skies are bound to be buzzing with drones in the coming years. Matt Scassero, Director of UMD UAS Test Site, and Miriam McNabb, Editor in Chief of DroneLife.com spark up a great discussion on the future of the drone industry and its impact on consumer data and privacy. Tune in now!

Regulation of the Skies

Pretty soon we’ll be flyin’ high with drones in our skies. This exploding technology is the fastest-growing industry of new aircraft in the history of aviation. What does this mean for all of us down below? Find out on this fascinating episode as we talk about the future of drones with Sharon Rossmark, CEO of Women And Drones and Ed Albrigo, CEO of Center for Innovative Technology. You don’t wanna miss out on this!