I went to the AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) conference In Washington DC from Febraury 27-29. Each day focused on a different type of unmanned system. The first day was exclusively ground systems, the second day was maritime systems and the third day was air systems.
For the most part, the presentations were military related. One point that was repeated again and again during all three days was the need for integration and interoperability. The military wants systems that can work easily with other systems, and they are pushing for the development of standards. They want standard controls, interfaces, and procedures for unmanned systems, so that soldiers do not need to be retrained for each system.
The picture above is BAI Aerosystems EVOLUTION_XTS. It is an ~8lb aircraft. It has a modular design, the nose and wings detach quickly. It fits in a large backpack, and can be launched by hand, bungee cord, or with a rifle style pneumatic launcher.
These are commercial automated pilot systems made by Athena Controls. The small orange object on the bottom left is a starburst candy included for scale.
Also, here is the SWIPER from Emman Aerospace