Despite recent advances in the acceptance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), regulatory issues still hinder their growth in areas such as homeland defense, according to Daryl Davidson, executive director of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Although the recent headline-grabbers have been military systems deployed overseas, UAVs are "much more easily deployed domestically, because of the footprint, and because you can operate from all the different ...

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