Fremont could soon test drones for security, delivery services

High-tech drones could soon be roaming the streets of Fremont.

The word “drone” often brings the commonly known aerial camera to mind, but the drones potentially used in Fremont will be ground drones.

“Ground drones use the same technology as aerial drones except you don’t have a lot of the same issues such as regulatory compliance, and some of the issues you face with flying drones in the sky,” said Ean Mikale, owner of Infinite 8 Institute, a drone school based in Omaha.

Methodist Fremont Health is looking to partner with Infinite 8. The hospital wants to acquire the drones,and use them as a mobile security officer.

“We already have a considerable number of staff who provide security and public safety throughout the entire campus,” said Bill Vobejda, vice president of operations at Methodist Fremont Health. “But when we can have an added level of security for our patients, guests and

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