Drones havemoved from high-tech specialized equipment used primarily by themilitary and commercial photographers to more common uses at arapid pace, said Michael Huerta, administrator of the FederalAviation Administration, at the second annual UnmannedAircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 27.

The online drone registry has received 770,000registrations in a little over 15 months, he added in preparedremarks opening the symposium.

According to Recode, that's an increase of 100,000 in thepast three months alone. Recode also noted that at the ConsumerElectronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Huerta said the agencyhad recorded 670,000 drone registrations at that time.

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