US drone designers back peaceful uses

Many who helped develop unmanned aircraft say technology should be used for peaceful purposes.

    The use of unmanned aerial drones has dominated the way the US fights al-Qaeda and other armed groups around the world.

    But many of the people who developed and refined the aircraft say they never intended for their work to be used in conflicts.

    As part of Al Jazeera's series on civilian uses of drones, Rob Reynolds visited designers who still hope their inventions can be used for more peaceful purposes.

    Tod McGeer, the company chief of Aerovel, a manufacturer of drones, said: "I would rather not be killing people. I would rather be creating wealth, creating better weather forecasting. I would rather be finding minerals."

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.