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(via Gizmag is now New Atlas)

It’s not drone technology that’s stopping you from being able to get a burger or a beer flown over to you by drone – it’s aviation law. But this extraordinary piece of technology might just give UAVs the sense-and-avoid ability they need to satisfy the FAA and open up the skies.

Under FAA law, unmanned aircraft can’t fly beyond the line of sight of their pilot. That’s why you can’t get Amazon to fly you a book yet, or get a pizza air-dropped into your back yard. And before the FAA relaxes that law,… Continue reading