Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), better known as ‘drones’, have gained mainstream status for quite some time now. However, the quandary of regulating their growing numbers has only recently begun to garner public attention. In the last few months, multiple incidents of drone-related aggravation and disruption have come in the limelight. Drone attacks on people, aircrafts being delayed or grounded due to drone activities and violation of drone bans are but a few examples.
According to the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) announcement in early 2018, the number of registered drones was well over 1 million. Admittedly, a lion’s share of this number included mere hobbyists. However, the agency further predicts that the number of commercial drones will quadruple by 2022. Thanks to the rising ubiquity of drones in wide-ranging domains such as agriculture, meteorology, traffic control, deliveries and urban planning.
As drones become increasingly congruent with civilian life, systems for organizing a sky full of drones seem absolutely vital