According to PopSci, the world’s biggest event for unmanned vehicles, put on by AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), is now highlighting unmanned drones, submersible robots, and other vehicles for non-military use.
Up to now, drones have primarily been a military resource, but now they can be leveraged for everything from agricultural and environmental use, law enforcement, public safety, forestry, mining and more. As one commenter noted, even the film industry could make use of the technology. As for submersible robots, they could be used for undersea exploration, harbor security, polar science missions, and who knows what else.
The skies, they are a-changin’.
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