drones http://iowapublicradio.org en Future Regulation of Drones in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-regulation-drones-iowa <p>"Since the beginning of 2013, there has been a huge increase in the sale of really simple UAV systems," says Rory Paul, CEO of Volt Aerial Robotics, based in Chesterfield, Missouri.</p><p>With their ability to take high definition photo and video footage, UAVs (known as "unmanned aerial vehicles" or drones) bring up a number of security concerns, and they also have the potential to be put to good use. The Iowa legislature is currently considering ways to regulate these vehicles; so today on <em>River to River</em>, we analyze this legislation.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:36:10 +0000 Clay Masters & Emily Woodbury 38043 at http://iowapublicradio.org Future Regulation of Drones in Iowa The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-unmanned-aerial-vehicles <p>Often when we hear about unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, it pertains to military strikes and surveillance.&nbsp; However unmanned aerial vehicle technology is bringing UAVs into our everyday lives right here in Iowa.&nbsp;&nbsp; Today on "River to River" we explore the domestic uses of UAVs.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:43:13 +0000 Dean Borg 17910 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Politics Day: Drones & International Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-drones-international-politics <div>Legal experts have expressed grave reservations about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can <a href="http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/04/16843014-exclusive-justice-department-memo-reveals-legal-case-for-drone-strikes-on-americans?lite" target="_blank">order the killing</a> of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida.</div><div>On today's River to River we’ll talk about the drone controversy and other international political issues with analysts Jim McCormick of Iowa State University and David Skidmore of Drake University.</div><div Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:05:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14584 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Drones & International Politics