“Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are just starting to gain popularity in the consumer realm. Colloquially known as drones, they are known for carrying missiles and surveillance cameras. But they also have varied uses outside of national defense.”
Part of the appeal, Galella said, is that UAV represent an emerging market. They are much less expensive to fly than helicopters, can operate in different weather conditions, and can easily go where people cannot or will not go, he said.
For the full story: http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/new-venture-launched-over-north-jersey-1.1312716