Remo Peduzzi, managing director of ResearchDrones LLC Switzerland prepares to fly an unmanned aircraft or drone at the Kaziranga National Park at Kaziranga in Assam state, India, Monday, April 8, 2013. Wildlife authorities used drones on Monday for aerial surveillance of the sprawling natural game park in northeastern India to protect the one-horned rhinoceros from armed poachers. The drones will be flown at regular intervals to prevent rampant poaching in the park located in the remote Indian state of Assam. The drones are equipped with cameras and will be monitored by security guards, who find it difficult to guard the whole 480-square kilometer (185-square mile) reserve. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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Real estate agent Ed Kaminsky commissions fly-through promotional videos of houses using proprietary model drones like this one, named “FX-600.” This house in Altadena, California would go on to sell for $2.5 million.
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Drones flying above houses
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith drone is seen at an event at the National Press Club in Washington. An economic analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration indicates the agency, citing economic and safety benefits, is seeking regulations largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones. The analysis, which was posted online, describes draft rules that would clear the way for widespread use of small drones for all manner of chores, including aerial photography, crop monitoring, and inspections of cellular towers, bridges and other tall structures. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Predator and Reaper drones await their marching orders at Kandahar airfield, Afghanistan, in 2011.
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Despite their advantages in warfare, drones such as this MQ-1 Predator are unlikely to change the fundamental rules of war.
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This illustration is not meant to imply Pakistan is operating Predator drones.
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The U.S. government plans to use unmanned aerial drones to combat piracy
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A man controls a drone (unmanned vehicle) in Lima on July 10, 2013. This control remote vehicles, popularly known as 'drones', begin to formally sail the skies of Peru with scientific purposes to conduct research in agriculture and archeology. AFP PHOTO / ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)
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In a photo taken by a drone, Peter Ortner, Corey Rich and David Lama stand atop the Trango Summit in Pakistan's Karakoram mountain range in July 2012. Drones have long been the domain of the U.S. military, but recently, civilians have increasingly turned to them to shoot ground-breaking footage or angles of adventure sports.