The Senate passed their version of the immigration bill this week. It would add 18 new, unmanned surveillance drones along the U.S.-Mexico border. Also this week, Oregon State University started flying drones over potato fields. They use tiny infrared cameras to search for unhealthy plants. In short, applications for unmanned aircraft varies greatly.
The Institute for Homeland Security Solutions and RTI International published a new study about public support for the use of unmanned aircraft. The results might surprise you.
Ben Gielow, attorney with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, discussed the issue with Capital Insider.