The Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that are revolutionizing everything. Google, Amazon and most Internet giants have plans for exploitation in very diverse applications.
There drones for all. Of all sizes. Since the dimensions of a warplane to a folding pocket drone that can fly a GoPro.
A revolution in technology that entrepreneurs and companies must follow closely.
20 amazing, fantastic things that drones do (or can do)
1. Sampling in environments with high chemical and/or radiological toxicity.
For example in disasters type Chernobyl, or the nuclear power station of Fukushima in Japan; In which it is necessary to take samples with a high risk of human lives and to carry out tasks of control of the environment and the emission of pollutants. Drones can carry sensors, cameras and specialized equipment for these functions.
2. Cooperate in drug control and anti-terrorism control missions
3. Distribution of free internet signal
4. Forest services: monitoring forest areas for fire control.
Wooded areas are difficult to access and very expensive to monitor. Monitoring and control of fires during high-temperature seasons is vital to avoid the loss of large forest masses of difficult and slow regeneration. With data from drones, the fight against fire becomes more effective.
5. Border security and control
6. Watching volcanoes
7. Recreational use, aeromodelling …
8. Fast delivery of goods, book packages, even home delivery
Avoiding traffic and traffic jams. This is one of the functions that companies like Google or Amazon are rehearsing. It can revolutionize home delivery, e-commerce. New messaging to which traffic jams do not affect them. Google is working on a distribution system called Project Wing, which will use drones (UAVs) to carry goods and products to people.
9. Monitor poaching in the great National Parks of the World
Some species such as elephants or rhinos are in serious danger of extinction due to ineffective control of poaching. In addition to other care that claims the great National Parks around the world, many with scarce means and resources. Google, for example, helps rhinos in Africa by using drones. Without going any further in the National Park of Doñana (Spain) the drones have already “hunted” several poachers.
11. Military use
There are many types of military drones known. And probably there are also many dedicated to military uses that we do not know. Their benefits may pass within a few years to civil society. The United States, China, the United Kingdom, and even Argentina, have made public some of their plans for military use of drones.
12. Rescue and search for people after a natural disaster or have been lost
There are frequent successes already achieved through searches in which the drones have participated. The online magazine Mashable reported on the rescue of an 82-year-old man in a wooded area of Fitchburg, Wisconsin found by a drone in just 20 minutes, while the official search with ordinary means lasted from three days.
13. Scientific research and control of pollution and the environment
14. Agriculture: crop and livestock management
Many farms employ drones for different uses. Various controls and management of agricultural and livestock farms. For example, in the cultivation of the vine. Drones endowed with thermal, multispectral cameras, capable of “seeing” wavelengths that the human eye does not perceive, possess incredible viewing power. From aerial photographs, allow to examine all the corners of the vineyard, analyze the different qualities of the grape and its state of ripeness.
15. Cartography and aerial photography
This interesting video shows the infinite possibilities open by the drones for mapping and mapping:
16. Traffic and traffic accidents
Traffic control, access to blocked areas is a use that already occurs in some cities and highways of various countries.
17. Exploration of hard-to-reach places: Caves, cliffs
18. Control of works and large constructions
Application of Construction Management and Project Management of works and large construction projects is made easier through intelligent control through drones gaining in efficiency and productivity.
19. Urban planning, urban planning infractions
Carrying out sedimentological, mineralogical and geophysical geological maps, control and monitoring of mining operations and their environmental impact. Geological mapping and even oil exploration (Norway).
21. Cars and drones will interact with each other.
In this project of Renault, a drone is advanced to see problems of traffic;
22. As wearable on a wrist, to do selfies
23. Delivery of medicines between Germany and the northern islands
24. The drones as spies
This drone would have charmed James Bond. A spy drone that has the shape of a hummingbird The Nano air, the latest innovation coming out of the Pentagon agency, DARPA. With the shape and size of a hummingbird, it is one of the smallest and most discreet devices on the market.