ACT-IAC White Paper: Drones in the Federal Airspace and the Internet of Things
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is increasing exponentially. Apart from leisure activities, drones are transforming the ways in which businesses and government carry out their missions. Drones are transforming everything from agriculture and emergency management to national security and the delivery of goods and services. Drones take on an entirely new dimension as nodes in the emerging Internet of Things infrastructure. As replacements for stationary sensors drones expand the user’s ability to collect information. Society is at the very beginning of understanding how drones will factor into tomorrow’s technological infrastructure and how they will push the boundaries of what is possible.