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Friday night drones: where football and unmanned aerials meet

Drones in sports
ESPN

Something to keep an eye on and that we'll likely be covering in more depth very soon: how drones could change sports.

In this ESPN video, two companies with Austin connections, DJI (U.S. headquarters in Austin) and Arch Aerial (founded in Austin, headquartered in Houston) are featured. The video shows how UCLA and Westlake High School are each using drones (unnamed aerial vehicles, basically remote-controlled helicopters outfitted with cameras) to capture practice footage and get a bird's-eye view of players.

The piece brings up legal hurdles for drones as well as injuries that have been caused by wayward vehicles, but seems pretty intrigued by the idea that this will make a major mark on sports.

Very cool and worth a look. You can find the video here

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