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Examples of drones from the domestic industry

ROTARY ROBOTICS

Boston

FocalPlane (1-pound)

Purpose Flight plan set by smartphone or laptop, drone can fly and take video for 45 minutes. Marketed toward journalists and videographers filming disasters.

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES

Cambridge

Skate (24” x 19”)

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Purpose Education/research, journalism, first response.

AEROVIRONMENT INC.

Monrovia, Calif.

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Raven (Wingspan 4.5 feet; weight 4.5 pounds with camera)

Purpose Aerial observation.

AEROVIRONMENT INC.

Monrovia, Calif.

Nano Hummingbird (Wingspan 6.5 inches, weight 2/3 of an ounce)

Purpose Surveillance and reconnaissance.

CYPHY WORKS

Danvers

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EASE (Extrese Access Systemfor Entry) and PARC (Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications)

Purpose EASE (12” x 16”) First response and infrastructure inspection; PARC (55” x 16”) Surveying disaster areas, first response.