Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

Many say it’s only a matter of time before unmanned aircraft, otherwise known as drones, are used routinely for such tasks as traffic monitoring, battling forest fires and looking for lost children. The government already uses surveillance drones to monitor our border with Mexico. Some police departments and a few universities have permits to use them as well. The Federal Aviation Administration has been charged with coming up with a plan for widespread commercial use by 2015, but many say safety and privacy issues need to be addressed. Join us for a debate over the rules for domestic drones.

Guests

Marc Rotenberg

executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and teaches Information Privacy Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Toscano

president and CEO of AUVSI, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

Todd Humphreys

assistant professor, aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, University of Texas, Austin

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