The many uses of drones

An AeroVironment Puma drone undergoes pre-flight tests in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on Saturday, June 7. The drone will be used to survey roads, pipelines and other equipment at the largest oil field in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized BP to conduct the <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/us/faa-commercial-drone-approval/index.html'>first-ever commercial drone flights</a> over land, the latest effort by the FAA to show that it is loosening restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles.

An AeroVironment Puma drone undergoes pre-flight tests in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on Saturday, June 7. The drone will be used to survey roads, pipelines and other equipment at the largest oil field in the United States. The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized BP to conduct the first-ever commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the FAA to show that it is loosening restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles.