Drones fly above the statue of Lord Laozi during the Laojun Mountain Drone Convention in Luoyang in China's central Henan province in August. Photo: AFP

From Hollywood to airbases and backyards: why 2018 will be the year of the drone

Advances in technology, combined with sensible and easily enforced regulations, set the stage for a boom in pilotless aircraft

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Drones fly above the statue of Lord Laozi during the Laojun Mountain Drone Convention in Luoyang in China's central Henan province in August. Photo: AFP
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