Figure: Octocopter carrying an SLR camera.

The VoF considers the use of drone technology for image capturing and analysis and remote sensing using hyperspectral, infrared and visible (RGB) cameras.

Increased use of drones for research and commercial use are under the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia, which according to commercial companies is too broad and needs to be more specific.

A new episode from the Technology Quarter (ABC) shows different uses for these drones and the concerns from commercial companies for their use. It aslo shows the concerns from the public related to privacy issues for civil use.

 

More news about drones and Journalism from Channel 9:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-21/drone-journalism-takes-off/3840616