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A water drone demonstrates maritime salvage by flying a lifesaver to a boy in the water, at the world's largest watersports trade fair BOOT in Duesseldorf, Germany, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. government wants to create a new category of “micro” drones that are built with materials that won’t harm people in a crash, opening the door for more widespread uses in crowded places and other sensitive locations.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced the formation of an industry advisory panel to help it draft the requirements for micro drones, according to a press release.

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