In the next five years, the consumer and business drone markets are expected to quadruple in sales. These flying robots are here to stay, and they could end up revolutionizing the world from the retail sector to law enforcement and the entertainment industry.
Kam Leung

On Sept. 12, University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Kam Leang delivered this year’s William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and The Quality of Life. The lecture was held at the J. Willard Marriott Library. His topic was the impact drones are having on society.

Leang, whose research on drone technology includes chemical-sensing drones and autonomous navigation and control, is also a faculty member of the U’s Utah Robotics Center.

Leang joined the University of Utah in 2014 and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the U and a doctorate from the University of Washington, all in mechanical engineering.

To view a video of the entire lecture, click below.