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Drone Expo sets eyes on civilian targets

CeBIT 2012 Technology Trade Fair

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A quadrocopter drone equipped with a camera stands on display at the Zeiss stand on the first day of the CeBIT 2012 technology trade fair on in Hanover, Germany.

Robots are crawling all over Las Vegas this weekend. Not for the inevitable robot uprising, but instead for the 39th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's North America trade show, or the Drone Expo as it's being called.

Drones were primarily developed for defense, but companies are now adapting the technology for civilian use. LA Times reporter Bill Hennigan covers aerospace and defense, and profiled this year's Drone Expo in today's LA Times.

Guest:

Bill Hennigan, covers aerospace and defense for the LA Times


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