The liability damage and personal injuries from small, fast-moving unmanned civilian vehicles can be huge--and more and more often will keep the Federal Aviation Administration, lawyers, and all of us on high alert.
Fast Company got to spend the day with NASA's Ikhana--a converted Predator UAV which fights forest fires and tests experimental tech. It can even help UPS and FedEx use robots to deliver your packages.
We already have drone aircraft patrolling the skies for the military and intelligence agencies. Now the military and energy companies want to develop their seaborne equivalent--autonomous, self-guided underwater vehicles.