Kansas State Salina showed off it's unmanned aircraft systems Tuesday. They are hoping to use this new technology in the field of agriculture.
"If a farmer knows all that he can about fields and crop than he or she will make the best decisions," Michael Toscano, president and CEO of unmanned vehicle systems international said.
The technology will use cameras to give farmers a whole new perspective. They can use the information for a number of things including which crops need pesticide and when to harvest.
"We think it's going to increase their productivity for very low cost," Dr. Kurt Barnhart, executive director of the applied aviation research Center at K-State Salina said. "It's going to make it affordable for them to get more out of their acre that they have."
They also hope that the changes in technology will be able to allow enough food to feed the increasing number of people on earth, with the same amount of land.
The FAA hasn't approved the systems for commercial use, but when they do, it could generate $13.6 billion worth of economic impact and 70,000 jobs, globally, in the first three years.
Farmers are allowed to use the unmanned aircraft on their own fields, though.