Monday was a turning point for the U.S. drone industry as the Federal Aviation Administration released preliminary details about its plans to require the registration of recreational drones.
On the same day, one of Boston's pioneering drone companies, CyPhy Works, said it had received FAA clearance to operate one of its drones nationwide. Though CyPhy has been around since 2008, the Boston drone industry as a whole is still fairly young. As a result, we're just only starting to see what kind of drone technology Boston entrepreneurs are capable of.
With that, here's a look at the Boston-area's most interesting drone companies. Not all of them are making drones per se. Some of them are developing technologies that are used in tandem with drones, such as enterprise management systems and online marketplaces that can connect you with drone operators. One of them is even considered the "Uber for drones."