Why the drone revolution can’t get off the ground

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You’ve seen the prototype videos of drones delivering packages or humanitarian supplies, buzzing around sports fields and bicyclists, and maybe even participating in search-and-rescue missions. You can buy a drone for the price of a nice video camera, but when you buy one online, it still arrives by regular postal van. So what’s keeping drones out of the skies—or at least outside of the sunny shots of viral concept videos?

If you ask industry groups like the Small UAV Coalition, the main barrier is government regulation.

via Why the drone revolution can’t get off the ground.

via Why the drone revolution can’t get off the ground.

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