State Farm has received permission from the FAA to test drones, also referred to as unmanned aircraft systems, for commercial use. The permission offers the insurer the opportunity to research drones and potentially deploy them in ways that could benefit customers. State Farm said it plans potentially to use drones to assess roof damage during claims processes and to respond to natural disasters.

See also: Insurers Step Up for Drone Pilots Unwilling to Wait on FAA Rules

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