The mentality of drones-as-death-machines has changed as unmanned aircrafts have rapidly emerged in the civilian airspace in the form of toys to delivery vehicles. So much so that the FAA recently had to release a set of rules for operating your quadrocopter. Furthering this mindset of drones as helpful machines is a new nonprofit under the name UAViators as Gizmodo reports.
UAViators, operating with the mission to bridge humanitarian and UAV communities internationally, is still in the early stages of activity but promises to bring together experienced unmanned pilots for the purpose of aiding humanitarian efforts. Despite no missions posted yet, the organization co-hosted the first ever Humanitarian UAV Experts Meeting at the UN Secretariat last year, with another lined up this year where they will have training and certification courses available for humanitarian professionals.
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