• August 1st, 2018

We are still pretty far off from a RoboCop future. But that hasn’t stopped police from soliciting help from robots on the job. Well, the flynig kind anyway. According to a 2017 report by Freedonia Group, drone spending by county and municipal governments will reach $80 million by 2025 – mostly for police, fire and rescue agencies. Drone use by emergency services is up 82% this year already.

For police agencies, drone help officers catch bad guys, rescue disaster victims, and reconstruct traffic accidents. In fact, agencies such as National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) now recognize the value that drones and drone mapping software represent for accident investigations.