The FAA's anticipated ruling is expected to impose a number of tough restrictions for operators such as requiring licenses and limiting flights to daylight hours.
This "atmospheric satellite" flies at 65,000 feet, and could provide satellite-style services for a fraction of the cost.
The company's forthcoming UAV doesn't look like your average camera-toting quadcopter.
For the first time, researchers have used a video camera mounted on a hexacopter to monitor the behaviour of killer whales in the wild.
The team of drone enthusiasts at Game of Drones has rigged up drones with paintball guns for a game of remote aerial combat.
Gathering vital data from tornado-spawning storms, these aircraft could keep more people out of harm's way.
Drones may not seem so unusual nowadays, but they're still generally illegal for US companies to use. The Federal Aviation Administration just opened the door a significant crack, though.
BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.
A mining company has ordered 25 Desert Wolf Skunk unmanned aerial vehicles for breaking up riots with pepper spray and "blinding lasers."
Just a month after word came that Facebook was interested in the 20-person drone maker, Google snatches it up for an undisclosed sum.