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Drones swoop into Consumer Electronics Show as interest surges

400,000 consumer drones worth US$130m forecast to be sold globally in 2015, up 55% from last year

A show attendee gesturing to Joalene Jolivette, global marketing and sales director of Inventist Inc, as they ride Solowheel's Hovertrax on Tuesday. As usual, this year's CES is packed with a wide array of new gadgets.

Las Vegas

ON a dusty stretch of Nevada desert, a quadcopter drone kicks up a small cloud as it takes off. It then trails its operator on a drive across the flat terrain, filming the motion from a short distance above.

The AirDog drone was designed to capture the intensity of