Experts believe drones are efficient tools for the future.
By Ken Kaplan
Experts forging careers around a growing drone economy believe they are valuable and efficient tools for businesses and government agencies alike.
They see new uses for drones sparking job opportunities across a variety of industries. “People say the number of drone pilots has already surpassed the number of manned aircraft pilots,” said Parimal Kopardekar, principal investigator at NASA for unmanned aerial system traffic management.
The number is just taking off
PK, as Kopardekar is known to friends and colleagues, is creating an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) system to help avoid catastrophic collisions caused by rampant drone traffic, especially if regulations allow drones to y beyond the visual line of sight.