FAA Approves Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights

Updated: Aug 26

By Associated Press | Jan. 15, 2021


A Massachusetts company has been granted approval to operate commercial drone flights without a person directing the machine and keeping it in sight.


It’s the first time that the Federal Aviation Administration has allowed fully automated commercial drone flights.


American Robotics Inc. touted the advantage of its machines as being able to operate continuously without “expensive human labor.” The Marlborough, Massachusetts, company said Friday it has tested fully automated drones for four years.





Source: US News & World Report