Drone makers have used last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase an impressive array of inventions: from unmanned vehicles that can transport humans to a selfie-snapping camera drone.
The developments mark the evolution of drones to a vibrant, consumer-focused segment from their early applications in the armed forces.
One Israel-based company said it has a drone that can be taken straight out of the box, charged, and used to deliver small items to distances of up to 25 kilometers.
Yariv Bash, the chief executive of Flytrex Aviation, told CNBC's "Asia Squawk Box" on Friday, "Let's say you forgot your cell phone back home. A friend of yours can just connect the cell phone to the drone and it can send it to you."
Bash is also the founder of SpaceIL, which is the only participant from Israel at Lunar XPRIZE, a competition launched by Google where engineers from around the world are competing to develop affordable spacecrafts for future moon landings.