No Longer a Niche Biz: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

When you think of unmanned aerial vehicles, you probably think of the military uses, right? You might not be considering the true economic impact of the technology. The New Yorker has more:

According to a recent report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (A.U.V.S.I.), a trade group, over ninety per cent of the U.A.V. industry’s possible economic impact in 2015 (or about two billion dollars) will be agricultural. Drones can be used to more precisely spray crops, keep track of growth rates and hydration, and identify possible outbreaks of disease before they spoil a harvest.

The full report can be downloaded here.

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