They’re coming. And they’re not just for the military anymore.
Dozens of companies have sprung up in the last few years making remote controlled, mini-aircraft mounted with cameras, that are increasingly being used for commercial and even entertainment purposes.
But these aren’t the remote controlled helicopters you remember flying as a kid. Today’s drones are lighter, have better software, longer lasting batteries and vastly improved camera technology.
On the higher end of the cost spectrum are drones with high definition cameras that can operate a mile or more from the person flying it. They can cost tens of thousand of dollars, and are aimed at a variety of commercial uses.