As Maine lawmakers debate whether drones infringe on our privacy, let’s not forget the practical applications of little flying robots.

For instance, Irish sheep farmer Paul Brennan uses a drone to shepherd his flock. I don’t know what the theme to “Benny Hill” has to do with it, but it works.

Dan MacLeod

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...