Managers are using drones to watch their employees

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Construction workers in Sacramento, Calif., have a new kind of boss: A drone.

Unmanned flying cameras help managers watch out for employee issues that might slow progress of the new Kings Stadium, according to MIT Technology Review .

Drones fly around the structure once per day, creating a 3-D image of the building that managers at Turner Construction can compare to renderings of architectural plans. The goal is to show managers where the project might be falling behind schedule.

Turner Construction did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

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Turner is not alone in looking in to this technology, with other construction companies and agriculture companies using drones to manage large sites, MIT Technology Review said.

Some police forces are looking at the possibility of using drones in their work, The Verge reports. And white collar workers have had their emails and computers monitored by their bosses for quite some time.

Researchers are developing a more comprehensive drone system that could see how much time employees spend on each task, MIT Technology Review reports.

For more on the research, read the full story at the MIT Technology Review .

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