Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn. (video link)
Drones have become so mainstream that you may have considered getting one for a family member or a friend for their birthday.

But this wasn’t the case just a few decades ago, when drones were mostly used by those in the military and special forces. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City highlights the changing uses and perception of drones in its new exhibit Drones: Is the Sky the Limit, which opens to the public today.

Ars got an inside look at the exhibit before it opened and had the chance to talk with one of its co-curators, Mary “Missy” Cummings.
Cummings served as one of the Navy’s first female fighter pilots for more than 10 years, and she’s now the director of Duke Robotics and Duke University’s Humans and Autonomy Lab. She talked to Ars about the effect modern drones have had in both the military and consumer worlds, what makes autonomous flight machines so exciting, and how we may use drones in our everyday lives in the future.

Check out the video above for her interview and an inside look at the exhibit, as well as a gallery of the exhibit below.
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