SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO, 29 SEPTEMBER 2016, FEAT. PROF. WALKER SMITH:
Drones are becoming more and more common, with possibly a million or more sold in 2015. As recreation, they’ve been used as an extension of the traditional model airplane. Newer uses in business, government and other enterprises have seen them used for traffic monitoring, inspecting farm crops and even collecting information from whale spray. In this report, law professor Bryant Smith talks about legal concerns brought about by the use of drones, and oceanographer George Voulgaris and graduate student Doug Cahl discuss the drone’s role in various areas of research.