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Unmanned aerial drone research is coming to several public universities, according to a recent announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration.
The University of Alaska, Texas A&M — Corpus Christi and Virginia Tech are among the locations that were chosen for new research on the U.S. government’s unmanned aerial vehicle project. Researchers in Alaska will test the susceptibility of drones to extremely cold temperatures, while Virginia Tech will work on safety guidelines to be implemented if the use of drones becomes widespread, according to The Verge.
“Each site will have to comply with existing privacy laws, post a public plan for data use and retention, and perform annual reviews of privacy practices, which will be open for public comment,” reported Russell Brandom of The Verge.