Drone racing to buzz into Boston this spring – The Boston Globe

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<blockquote class="curated_content">The FPV Racing Drone Are Coming To Boston

At an all-day event this spring, drone enthusiasts plan to race competitively and host an array of demonstrations that will aim to educate fellow users and the public about the hovering machines.

He said the event is “part of larger international effort to get people familiar with the technology and to get people to see that they’re not dangerous in the right hands, and get people to have fun.”

Organizers said they hope to counter drone-related privacy and safety concerns by showing how the devices can be beneficial, assisting with emergency response, film making, and inspecting infrastructure, among other things.

There will be racing, hardware demonstrations, vendor booths, virtual reality flight simulators, education and safety sessions, and opportunities for users to register their devices with the Federal Aviation Administration, organizers said.

It will mark the second year the event has been held, but the inaugural run was fairly small, drawing about 70 people. Tierney said he expected two to three times as many to attend this year.

At an all-day event this spring, drone enthusiasts plan to race competitively and host an array of demonstrations that will aim to educate fellow users and the public about the hovering machines. AdvertisementIts about all things drone, said Sean Tierney, one of the lead organizers. He said the event is part of larger international effort to get people familiar with the technology and to get people to see that theyre not dangerous in the right hands, and get people to have fun.The increasing popularity of drones among both recreational and commercial users has not come without controversy.</blockquote>

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