03/25/2017 by Julia van der Doesch
Japan Drone 2017, one of the country’s biggest commercial drone events, is underway. The exhibition showcases the latest in drone technology. Our correspondent reports from Chiba in eastern Japan.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS); which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two. The flight of UAVs may operate with various degrees of autonomy: either under remote control by a human operator, or fully or intermittently autonomously, by onboard computers.