What drones may come: The future of unmanned flight approaches
A small drone hovers in the sky on Feb. 1, 2014 in Washington (AFP)

By Brandon Stark, Director of the University of California Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety, University of California, Merced. Drone via shutterstock.com The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the…