Drone startups to watch


When you see the word 'drones', hobbyist use by consumers is often the first thing that comes to mind.

However, increasingly the landscape is being dominated by businesses for commercial purposes, from real estate and construction to utilities and film-making.

Although drones are still some way from taking off commercially (excuse the pun) or, as Amazon has promised, being routinely used for delivery purposes, a growing crop of startups are seeking success in this nascent industry. 

Here are some of the most interesting drone startups aiming to populate the skies near you very soon.