How Are Drones Being Used Outside Of The Military?

How Are Drones Being Used Outside Of The Military?


NEWSDESK.”
I’M JOE HREN. I’M JOE HREN.
MOST PEOPLE THINK OF DRONES AS MOST PEOPLE THINK OF DRONES AS
REMOTE-CONTROLLED KILLING REMOTE-CONTROLLED KILLING
MACHINES USED TO ERADICATE MACHINES USED TO ERADICATE
THREATS TO U.S. NATIONAL THREATS TO U.S. NATIONAL
SECURITY. SECURITY.
PROPONENTS OF UNMANNED AERIAL PROPONENTS OF UNMANNED AERIAL
VEHICLES ARE TRYING TO CHANGE VEHICLES ARE TRYING TO CHANGE
THIS NEGATIVE PERCEPTION AS THEY THIS NEGATIVE PERCEPTION AS THEY
TRY TO PREPARE THE PUBLIC FOR TRY TO PREPARE THE PUBLIC FOR
THEIR EVENTUAL INCORPORATION THEIR EVENTUAL INCORPORATION
INTO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES. INTO OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.
>>AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY >>AT INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS ARE LEARNING TO FLY, STUDENTS ARE LEARNING TO FLY,
NOT AIRPLANES, BUT UNMANNED NOT AIRPLANES, BUT UNMANNED
AERIAL VEHICLES, OR AS THEY’RE AERIAL VEHICLES, OR AS THEY’RE
MORE COMMONLY KNOWN, DRONES. MORE COMMONLY KNOWN, DRONES.
>>THE UNMANNED SYSTEMS INDUSTRY>>THE UNMANNED SYSTEMS INDUSTRY
IS EXPLODING RIGHT NOW, AND I IS EXPLODING RIGHT NOW, AND I
JUST WANT TO JUMP ON BOARD. JUST WANT TO JUMP ON BOARD.
>>WHAT WE WANT TO TRAIN IS >>WHAT WE WANT TO TRAIN IS
OPERATORS. OPERATORS.
WE KNOW WE’RE NOT ENGINEERS. WE KNOW WE’RE NOT ENGINEERS.
WE DON’T DO A LOT OF THE WE DON’T DO A LOT OF THE
COMMUNICATIONS, CYBERTYPE STUFF. COMMUNICATIONS, CYBERTYPE STUFF.
>>AT ISU — APPLYING THE >>AT ISU — APPLYING THE
TECHNOLOGY TO DOMESTIC USES, NOT TECHNOLOGY TO DOMESTIC USES, NOT
ABOUT MILITARY OR DEFENSE. ABOUT MILITARY OR DEFENSE.
>>WE REALLY WANT TO LOOK HARD >>WE REALLY WANT TO LOOK HARD
INTO THE AREAS OF AGRICULTURE, INTO THE AREAS OF AGRICULTURE,
WHICH WILL BE PROBABLY ONE OF WHICH WILL BE PROBABLY ONE OF
THE BIGGEST AREAS, AS WELL AS THE BIGGEST AREAS, AS WELL AS
DOMESTIC OPS TO FIRST DOMESTIC OPS TO FIRST
RESPONDERS. RESPONDERS.
>>MORE THAN THE VEHICLE ITSELF,>>MORE THAN THE VEHICLE ITSELF,
THE REAL INNOVATION IS THE DATA THE REAL INNOVATION IS THE DATA
GATHERING CAPABILITY CREATED BY GATHERING CAPABILITY CREATED BY
EQUIPPING UAVs WITH SENSORS. EQUIPPING UAVs WITH SENSORS.
>>THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENT >>THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENT
TYPES OF SENSORS TO GIVE YOU TYPES OF SENSORS TO GIVE YOU
DIFFERENT DATA, WHETHER IT BE DIFFERENT DATA, WHETHER IT BE
SOMETHING THAT CAN LOOK LIKE A SOMETHING THAT CAN LOOK LIKE A
TV, A THERMAL, A CHEMICAL, IF TV, A THERMAL, A CHEMICAL, IF
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR JUST TRYING YOU’RE LOOKING FOR JUST TRYING
TO GET SOME KIND OF SMELL OR TO GET SOME KIND OF SMELL OR
WHAT’S IN THE AIR. WHAT’S IN THE AIR.
>>KIRKER HOPES TO COMBINE WHAT >>KIRKER HOPES TO COMBINE WHAT
HE IS LEARNING IN HIS UNMANNED HE IS LEARNING IN HIS UNMANNED
SYSTEMS CLASSES WITH HIS SYSTEMS CLASSES WITH HIS
CRIMINOLOGY MAJOR. CRIMINOLOGY MAJOR.
>>I WANT TO INSTILL UAV >>I WANT TO INSTILL UAV
PROGRAMS IN LOCAL LAW PROGRAMS IN LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT, FIRST RESPONDERS, ENFORCEMENT, FIRST RESPONDERS,
SO THEY CAN RESPOND TO ACCIDENTS SO THEY CAN RESPOND TO ACCIDENTS
MORE EFFECTIVELY. MORE EFFECTIVELY.
>>EVENTUALLY KIRKER SAYS HE >>EVENTUALLY KIRKER SAYS HE
WOULD LIKE TO MANAGE AN WOULD LIKE TO MANAGE AN
AUTOMATED DELIVERY OR PACKAGE AUTOMATED DELIVERY OR PACKAGE
AND GROUND SYSTEM LIKE THE ONE AND GROUND SYSTEM LIKE THE ONE
AMAZON PRESENTED LAST YEAR. AMAZON PRESENTED LAST YEAR.
THERE ARE EXTERNAL FORCES AT THERE ARE EXTERNAL FORCES AT
PLAY RIGHT HERE IN INDIANA, PLAY RIGHT HERE IN INDIANA,
THOUGH, THAT COULD HAVE AN THOUGH, THAT COULD HAVE AN
IMPACT ON HIS CAREER IMPACT ON HIS CAREER
ASPIRATIONS. ASPIRATIONS.
CAMP ATTERBURY RECENTLY SPENT $1 CAMP ATTERBURY RECENTLY SPENT $1
MILLION TO BUILD A DRONE RUNWAY MILLION TO BUILD A DRONE RUNWAY
AND STORAGE FACILITY. AND STORAGE FACILITY.
OFFICIALS HOPE THE MILITARY OFFICIALS HOPE THE MILITARY
TRAINING BASE WOULD BE TRAINING BASE WOULD BE
DESIGNATED AS ONE OF THE SITES DESIGNATED AS ONE OF THE SITES
THE FAA WAS SELECTING TO TEST THE FAA WAS SELECTING TO TEST
WHETHER THAT DRONES COULD SAFELY WHETHER THAT DRONES COULD SAFELY
FLY IN COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE. FLY IN COMMERCIAL AIRSPACE.
ATTERBURY WASN’T SELECTED BUT ATTERBURY WASN’T SELECTED BUT
INDIANA IS STILL PRESSING AHEAD INDIANA IS STILL PRESSING AHEAD
AND PARTNERING WITH OHIO ON A AND PARTNERING WITH OHIO ON A
REGIONAL TESTING CENTER. REGIONAL TESTING CENTER.
>>WE SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY>>WE SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY
TO NOT HAVE THE FEDERAL TO NOT HAVE THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT PEERING OVER OUR GOVERNMENT PEERING OVER OUR
SHOULDER AND NOT PUTTING SHOULDER AND NOT PUTTING
REGULATIONS ON US AND TELLING US REGULATIONS ON US AND TELLING US
WHEN WE CAN AND CANNOT FLY BUT WHEN WE CAN AND CANNOT FLY BUT
TO GO AFTER SOME OTHER TO GO AFTER SOME OTHER
OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE. OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE.
>>IN LATE APPEAR THE >>IN LATE APPEAR THE
OHIO-INDIANA UAF FEST CENTER OHIO-INDIANA UAF FEST CENTER
WILL HOST A COMPETITION AT CAMP WILL HOST A COMPETITION AT CAMP
ATTERBURY, DEMONSTRATING UAV ATTERBURY, DEMONSTRATING UAV
SENSE AND AVOID CAPABILITIES SENSE AND AVOID CAPABILITIES
CRITICAL TO THEIR INTEGRATION CRITICAL TO THEIR INTEGRATION
INTO THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE. INTO THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE.
>>IT’S A PARTICULAR COMPONENT >>IT’S A PARTICULAR COMPONENT
OF UNMANNED SYSTEMS, HOW DO OF UNMANNED SYSTEMS, HOW DO
YOU — HOW DO THEY SEE AND AVOID YOU — HOW DO THEY SEE AND AVOID
EACH OTHER IN THE SKY. EACH OTHER IN THE SKY.
AND IT’S SO IT’S A CRITICAL AND AND IT’S SO IT’S A CRITICAL AND
IMPORTANT COMPETITION, AND THE IMPORTANT COMPETITION, AND THE
RESULTS WILL HELP TO FURTHER THE RESULTS WILL HELP TO FURTHER THE
SAFETY OF THIS INDUSTRY. SAFETY OF THIS INDUSTRY.
>>KONKLER SAYS FAA >>KONKLER SAYS FAA
REPRESENTATIVES AND A CADRE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND A CADRE OF
DEFENSE, NASA AND OTHER DEFENSE, NASA AND OTHER
GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE OFFICIALS GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE OFFICIALS
WILL ATTEND THE COMPETITION. WILL ATTEND THE COMPETITION.
KIRKER WILL BE KEEPING A CLOSE KIRKER WILL BE KEEPING A CLOSE
EYE TOO. EYE TOO.
>>IT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER >>IT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER
UNMANNED SYSTEMS ARE GOING TO BE UNMANNED SYSTEMS ARE GOING TO BE
INTEGRATED WITHIN THE AIRSPACE. INTEGRATED WITHIN THE AIRSPACE.
>>BUT THE CHANGING TECHNOLOGY >>BUT THE CHANGING TECHNOLOGY
IS CAUSING SOME LAW MAKERS TO IS CAUSING SOME LAW MAKERS TO
WORRY ABOUT POTENTIAL ABUSES. WORRY ABOUT POTENTIAL ABUSES.
A BILL MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH A BILL MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH
THE LEGISLATURE REQUIRES LAW THE LEGISLATURE REQUIRES LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO OBTAIN A ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO OBTAIN A
SEARCH WARRANT IN ORDER TO USE SEARCH WARRANT IN ORDER TO USE
AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE. AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE.
>>THE ISSUE IS THAT ONCE YOU >>THE ISSUE IS THAT ONCE YOU
MAKE IT SO EASY TO DO THAT KIND MAKE IT SO EASY TO DO THAT KIND
OF SURVEILLANCE, THEN YOU CAN OF SURVEILLANCE, THEN YOU CAN
GET INTO A PROGRAM WHERE YOU’RE GET INTO A PROGRAM WHERE YOU’RE
JUST KIND OF BLANKETY MONITORING JUST KIND OF BLANKETY MONITORING
WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING AND YOU WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING AND YOU
CAN HAVE THESE SMALLER VEHICLES, CAN HAVE THESE SMALLER VEHICLES,
KIND OF IN THE AIR ALL THE TIME KIND OF IN THE AIR ALL THE TIME
JUST BASICALLY CHECKING OUT JUST BASICALLY CHECKING OUT
WHAT’S GOING ON. WHAT’S GOING ON.
AND THAT GETS YOU A LOT CLOSER AND THAT GETS YOU A LOT CLOSER
TO THIS KIND OF 1984 WORLD OF TO THIS KIND OF 1984 WORLD OF
CONTINUOUS GOVERNMENT CONTINUOUS GOVERNMENT
SURVEILLANCE THAT. SURVEILLANCE THAT.
>>PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT >>PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT
PRIVACY. PRIVACY.
UNDERSTOOD. UNDERSTOOD.
AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS HOLD AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS HOLD
PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE. PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.
>>AND HOW THE PRIVACY DEBATE >>AND HOW THE PRIVACY DEBATE
WILL AFFECT A WIDE RANGE OF WILL AFFECT A WIDE RANGE OF
PEOPLE. PEOPLE.
>>THE LAWS ARE REGULATIONS THAT>>THE LAWS ARE REGULATIONS THAT
ARE CREATED TODAY, TOMORROW AND ARE CREATED TODAY, TOMORROW AND
THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS WILL THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS WILL
AFFECT WHAT I CAN DO WITH MY AFFECT WHAT I CAN DO WITH MY
CAREER. CAREER.
>>WE’RE NOW JOINED BY THE >>WE’RE NOW JOINED BY THE
INDIANA OFFICE DEFENSE INDIANA OFFICE DEFENSE
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DUANE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DUANE
EMBREE. EMBREE.
AS WE SAW IN THE STORY, DEVAIN AS WE SAW IN THE STORY, DEVAIN
WANTS A JOB. WANTS A JOB.
WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE THERE IN WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE THERE IN
THE UNMANNED SYSTEMS HERE IN THE UNMANNED SYSTEMS HERE IN
INDIANA? INDIANA?
>>I THINK THERE WILL BE JOBS IN>>I THINK THERE WILL BE JOBS IN
THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
AND LOTS OF JOBS IN APPLICATION. AND LOTS OF JOBS IN APPLICATION.
SO WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THAT, I SO WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THAT, I
THINK EYE — I WOULD THINK ABOUT THINK EYE — I WOULD THINK ABOUT
HOW I MIGHT WORK TO WORK IN HOW I MIGHT WORK TO WORK IN
AGRICULTURE OR SOME OTHER AREA AGRICULTURE OR SOME OTHER AREA
THAT COULD REALLY USE THOSE THAT COULD REALLY USE THOSE
DEVICES. DEVICES.
>>WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MORE >>WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MORE
SPECIFIC AREAS THAT YOUR OFFICE SPECIFIC AREAS THAT YOUR OFFICE
IS REALLY TRYING TO BRING IN IN IS REALLY TRYING TO BRING IN IN
TERMS OF JOBS. TERMS OF JOBS.
>>MY OFFICE IS FOCUSED ON >>MY OFFICE IS FOCUSED ON
LEVERAGING OUR MILITARY ASSETS, LEVERAGING OUR MILITARY ASSETS,
WHETHER THAT’S INTELLECTUAL WHETHER THAT’S INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY OR WHETHER THAT’S PROPERTY OR WHETHER THAT’S
ASSETS LIKE WE SAW ON THE SCREEN ASSETS LIKE WE SAW ON THE SCREEN
HERE. HERE.
HOW CAN WE LEVERAGE THOSE INTO HOW CAN WE LEVERAGE THOSE INTO
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR THE
STATE? STATE?
SO THAT’S REALLY MY FOCUS. SO THAT’S REALLY MY FOCUS.
>>WE TALKED ABOUT MILITARY USES>>WE TALKED ABOUT MILITARY USES
OF DRONES AND COMMERCIAL USES OF OF DRONES AND COMMERCIAL USES OF
THEM, BUT DO THEY EVER OVERLAP? THEM, BUT DO THEY EVER OVERLAP?
>>I THINK WHAT WE FIND IS THAT >>I THINK WHAT WE FIND IS THAT
THE TECHNOLOGY THAT’S DEVELOPED THE TECHNOLOGY THAT’S DEVELOPED
IN THE MILITARY CERTAINLY HAS IN THE MILITARY CERTAINLY HAS
CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS, AND SO CIVILIAN APPLICATIONS, AND SO
THE EXTENT TO WHICH WE CAN BRING THE EXTENT TO WHICH WE CAN BRING
THOSE TO BEAR IN THE COMMERCIAL THOSE TO BEAR IN THE COMMERCIAL
MARKET QUICKLY WILL ENABLE MARKET QUICKLY WILL ENABLE
INDIANA TO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE INDIANA TO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE
OVER OTHER AREAS THAT DON’T DO OVER OTHER AREAS THAT DON’T DO
THAT AS QUICKLY. THAT AS QUICKLY.
>>SO INDIANA HAS SOME >>SO INDIANA HAS SOME
ADVANTAGES. ADVANTAGES.
WHY INDIANA? WHY INDIANA?
WHY BRING THESE JOBS TO INDIANA WHY BRING THESE JOBS TO INDIANA
THAN ANYWHERE ELSE? THAN ANYWHERE ELSE?
>>INDIANA HAS A STRONG ADVANCED>>INDIANA HAS A STRONG ADVANCED
MANUFACTURING PUSH. MANUFACTURING PUSH.
AND WE HAVE THE TEST RANGES IN AND WE HAVE THE TEST RANGES IN
ORDER TO TEST THEM. ORDER TO TEST THEM.
AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT OUR AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT OUR
OPPORTUNITIES AS WE DEVELOP BOTH OPPORTUNITIES AS WE DEVELOP BOTH
POLICIES AND DEPLOY THIS POLICIES AND DEPLOY THIS
TECHNOLOGY INTO OUR AGENCIES, TECHNOLOGY INTO OUR AGENCIES,
THAT PARTICULARLY AGRICULTURE K THAT PARTICULARLY AGRICULTURE K
THAT IT FITS NICELY WITH WHERE THAT IT FITS NICELY WITH WHERE
WE’RE TRYING TO GO. WE’RE TRYING TO GO.
>>THERE IS SOME LEGISLATION IN >>THERE IS SOME LEGISLATION IN
THE SENATE REGULATING THE SENATE REGULATING
SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES OF SURVEILLANCE CAPABILITIES OF
THESE UAVs FOR LAW THESE UAVs FOR LAW
ENFORCEMENT. ENFORCEMENT.
HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK IT IS
FOR MILITARY USE? FOR MILITARY USE?
>>I THINK — THE MILITARY USE, >>I THINK — THE MILITARY USE,
I WOULD PUT IN A DIFFERENT I WOULD PUT IN A DIFFERENT
CATEGORY. CATEGORY.
AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT, AND AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT, AND
I’M HAPPY TO SEE THAT INDIANA IS I’M HAPPY TO SEE THAT INDIANA IS
DEVELOPING THE POLICIES THAT WE DEVELOPING THE POLICIES THAT WE
ARE PUTTING THE LAWS IN PLACE TO ARE PUTTING THE LAWS IN PLACE TO
BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE
EMPLOY THIS TECHNOLOGY. EMPLOY THIS TECHNOLOGY.
LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, WE’RE LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, WE’RE
GOING TO USE IT. GOING TO USE IT.
IT’S GOING TO BE USED. IT’S GOING TO BE USED.
LET’S PUT THE THINGS IN PLACE LET’S PUT THE THINGS IN PLACE
THAT ALLOW US TO USE IT IN THE THAT ALLOW US TO USE IT IN THE
BEST WAY POSSIBLE AND TO TAKE AN BEST WAY POSSIBLE AND TO TAKE AN
ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER AREAS. ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER AREAS.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Eugene Islam

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