Far beyond uses in a theater of war to provide intelligence and observe troop movements, surveillance drones are being manufactured and marketed to police and security officials, businesses, media organizations and hobbyists, for security, commercial, recreational and artistic applications. While there continues to be controversy over their domestic use, unmanned aerial drones are becoming more prevalent -- and, as the technology develops, increasingly smaller.
Left: the Draganflyer X4P is a remote-controlled aerial platform for video or still cameras. Height: 12 1/2 inches. Width: 34 1/4 inches.
By CBSNews.com senior editor David Morgan