07/16/2014 06:12 pm ET Updated Jul 16, 2014

Drones: A Data Narrative


Drones have possessed several names: remotely piloted vehicles, unmanned aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles. Only recently have they been called “drones.” The military uses “unmanned aircraft systems” (uas) in recognition of the components required to fly an aircraft without an onboard pilot. uas aircraft can be flown remotely or pre-programmed to fly autonomously and re-programmed from the ground while airborne.

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