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As drones become more commonplace, the risk of physical harm from an unskilled pilot or out-of-control copter increase. Researchers at Virginia Tech are finding out how to make these machines safer, with help from a bunch of dummies, of course. Video by Brian Schildhorn and Zach Goldstein.