drones http://peoriapublicradio.org en Drone builder: Amazon ambitions could take a decade http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/drone-builder-amazon-ambitions-could-take-decade <p></p><div>Earlier this week, Amazon.com announced it may start delivering packages carried by unmanned aerial drones. &nbsp;But Matt Schroyer says that could take at least a decade, once regulations are ironed out with the Federal Aviation Administration. &nbsp;Schroyer teaches students in Champaign County how to build drones, as part of a National Science Foundation grant to improve science education in the classroom. &nbsp;In the short-term, he expects drone technology to play a large role in agriculture.</div><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:17:25 +0000 Sean Powers 15868 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Drone builder: Amazon ambitions could take a decade Gov. signs measure into law restricting how police use drones http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-signs-measure-law-restricting-how-police-use-drones <div>Illinois police departments will be restricted in how they can use drone aircraft under a new law signed Tuesday by Governor Pat Quinn. The law says police have to treat drones like they would a search, convincing a judge they have probable cause in order to get a warrant.</div><div> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:42:43 +0000 Brian Mackey 11073 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. signs measure into law restricting how police use drones House approves drone regulation measure http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/house-approves-drone-regulation-measure <p></p><p></p><div>A proposal that would regulate the use of drones by law enforcement agencies in Illinois has cleared the House. Drones are sophisticated, unmanned aircraft that authorities are considering for aerial surveillance.</div><div> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:53:16 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6494 at http://peoriapublicradio.org House approves drone regulation measure Debate on use of drones in non-combat situations http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/debate-use-drones-non-combat-situations <p>Drones have been a controversial military weapon in the last decade, and just last week President Obama set tighter standards and oversight over their use. As debate over military drones continues, there’s another debate going on about the use of drones in non-combat situations within the U.S. Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers reports from Urbana.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:06:52 +0000 Denise Molina & Sean Powers 6401 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Debate on use of drones in non-combat situations