Uses for so-called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are abundant, particularly in the agriculture, infrastructure and mining industries. Drones can collect data crucial for precision farming and monitor herds on ranches. They can help assess the condition of transmission lines, structures, mining projects and storm damage. They can handle costly and dangerous inspections, collect topographical data and monitor stockpile inventories. But they also raise unique safety concerns and present novel privacy and intellectual property rights challenges. The Federal Aviation Administration, as well as numerous states, is active in regulating commercial drone use.
Members of Dorsey & Whitney and industry experts will discuss the current and future of drone use in agribusiness, infrastructure and mining. They will provide the tools needed to navigate the legal and regulatory hurdles presented by drones, and they will discuss the future of drone regulation under the Trump Administration.
- David R. White, Chief Operating Officer, Juniper Unmanned
- Thad Lightfoot, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Jamie Nafziger, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Robert Hensley, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Aaron Lessig, CEO and Chairman, Pulse Aerospace, Inc.
- Eileen Lockhart, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program Manager, Xcel Energy
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