The FAA Just Greenlit This Drone to Fly Autonomously Without a Human Nearby

Updated: Aug 26

By Sean Hollister Jan 15, 2021


In October, the FAA took a major stride towards letting increasingly smart drones fly themselves, letting Skydio’s self-flying drones inspect any bridge in North Carolina for four years, as long as humans first verified those bridges were clear.


Now, the US airspace regulator is taking an even bigger step: American Robotics says it’s become the first company allowed to operate drones without needing a human pilot or an observer anywhere near the aircraft.





Source: The Verge