Kavita Bala's collaboration with MIT (Manohar Srikanth and Fredo Durand) on using drones to help photographers light their subjects has been reported in various venues including MIT Press, NBC News, Fortune, DP Review, PetaPixel, and others. The paper appears in Expressive 2014 (collocated with SIGGRAPH 2014) and will be presented in Vancouver in the first week of August. 

Some links: 

MIT
NBC News
Fortune
Pop Photo
DP Review