How Consumer Drones Will Shape 2017

From racing leagues to delivering medical supplies, we expect consumer drones to take flight in the new year.

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Consumer drones have captured the public's imagination—from quadcopters you can buy for fun and race, to those that are starting to deliver your purchases within minutes. Amazon's latest news of its pilot program, Prime Air, is just such an example: A bag of popcorn and

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" target="_blank">an Amazon Echo reached a buyer in less than 15 minutes in the United Kingdom. We expect to hear more of this kind of delivery system in the new year.

There are far more than these examples, which this infographic from BargainFox below outlines. From delivering health care to Wi-Fi, drones are a way to bring services to remote areas that may not be easily reachable by traditional methods. Drone startups alone raised more than $450 million in funding—and 2017 is expected to be more. Take a look.

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