Robotics Law Journal - Volume 3, No. 3
November - December 2017
US Drone Regulation Receives a Boost
The US Department of Transportation has unveiled the UAS Integration Pilot Program and has generated significant interest in the drone industry. President Trump signed the order in November, and it has been launched by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The objective of the program is to move forward drone regulation in the US, with a particular focus on creating a role for both state and local governments in regulating the industry. So far, regulation of drones has been very patchy, with many state and local laws interfering with each other, and limiting the federal powers.