Once expensive toys, the latest breed of unmanned drones are being developed to help businesses grow or even save people’s lives.
At a recent conference in Linköping, many drone manufactures say the pilot-less machines can be used to reach difficult places that people cannot, and tackle tricky situations not just in the air but in the sea.
And government officials says certain laws will need to change to allow short term and long term projects more flexibility when it comes to flying drones.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Canada is testing drones for Arctic surveillance, Radio Canada International
Finland: Drone with smuggled cigarettes found on Finland-Russia frontier, Yle News
Norway: Could drones help prevent polar bear attacks on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard?, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Eagle attacks military drone, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Allow Swedish military to shoot down drones, says report, Radio Sweden
United States: Move over mushers and planes, drones to deliver emergency supplies in Alaska, Alaska Public Media