Study Finds It’s Actually Very Difficult to Seriously Hurt Someone With a Small Drone
We acknowledge that Popular Mechanics had a better title when they published What Happens When a Drone Crashes into Your Face? on this same study. But since our audience is commercial drone stakeholders, we wanted to get right to the significant issue: the study finds that it would actually be extremely difficult to hurt someone seriously through an accidental crash with a small quadcopter.
The study in question was published by the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE). The ASSURE research team “has developed a standard methodology by which potential injury may be evaluated.”
Over 512 impact tests and simulations were conducted using 16…