If there is one word that can describe the commercial drone market over the last few years, it is 'hyped'.
Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles – have been a boom industry, with billions of dollars' worth of funding being injected into nascent projects or plucky start-ups. Venture capitalists, for one, and tech geeks have bought into this hype wholeheartedly.
The technology has been billed as the answer to so many different industrial, societal and economic challenges that it is genuinely difficult to keep track of them all. UAVs are now offered not just for hobbyists but for infrastructure inspection,