PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control

Grazed from NetworkWorld.  Author: Mark Gibbs.

Drones are on the verge of becoming everyday service vehicles that will shuttle small items and eventually large ones between warehouses, retailers, and consumers as well as monitor traffic and agricultural operations, deliver pizza, survey building sites, execute search and rescue, …  the list of possible uses is huge.

All of these operations will be done at the local level initially but within a few years you can expect to see drones performing cross country flights for things like surveying and deliveries as a matter or routine. All we’re waiting for is the Federal Aviation Authority to get its act together and issues rules for the commercial use of drones (this is expected to occur in 2015)...

Now, while remotely piloted drones will exist most future traffic will involve the pilotless drones (A.K.A. Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles or UAVs) and so if we imagine a sky filled with hundreds or even thousands of flying devices ranging from tiny, highly nimble machines to huge, slow UAVs we’re going to need services that manage, monitor, and program flight “highways” to ensure safety, speed, and efficiency...

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