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Drone technology

Drone technology
Drones fly during a battle demonstration at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit in Sausalito on June 9. (David Paul Morris / Bloomberg)
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Flight instructor James Baker, right, and chief flight instructor Mark C. W. Robinson, both with Revolution Aviation, demonstrate the AscTec Hummingbird at Bonita Creek Park in Newport Beach.  (Kevin Chang / Daily Pilot)
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Real estate agent Robert McActor uses a drone to make videos of exteriors of the homes he has listed in Fallston, Md., on May 8. (Kenneth K. Lam / MCT)
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Technology journalist Tim Stenovec controls a Parrot Minidrone “Rolling Spider” during a demonstration June 10 in New York. The small consumer drone will fly like a helicopter and is controlled by a smartphone.  (Stan Honda / AFP / Getty Images)
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In this photo taken June 7 and released by BP Alaska, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology using an AeroVironment Puma drone is given a pre-flight checkout in preparation for flights by BP at its Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, operations.  (Associated Press)
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This April 27, 2012, file photo shows the Draganflyer X6 helicopter in Seattle. The mayor of Seattle ended the police department’s drone program after residents protested in 2013. (Alan Berner / Associated Press)
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A small drone hovers in the sky on Feb. 1 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, including construction work and wildlife conservation.  (AFP / Getty Images)
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In this handout provided by Amazon.com, a remote aerial vehicle called Prime Air that online retailer Amazon hopes to develop to deliver goods to customers takes flight. (Handout )
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A Parrot Bebop drone is held during a Parrot event in San Francisco on May 8. The Parrot Bebop drone, which has a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera lens and battery life of about 12 minutes flying time, is scheduled to be released later this year. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
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