Five Fascinating Commercial Use Cases for Drones

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Drones are a new technological marvel. They are involved in many different industries such as agriculture, delivery services, news, internet access, and emergency response teams.

While still new, drones already affect the way we live, have fun, and do business. They have helped police, emergency responders, and victims of disasters. Whether for entertainment purposes such as concerts and sporting events or business purposes such as delivery and research, drones are being used to alter the way we live.

Distance does not limit what drones can do when it comes to providing people with the goods and services they want and need. Drones can function by remote control, a private network, internet cloud, or any combination of the three, including a hybrid cloud.

Here are five examples of how drones have and will continue being used in the future.

Farming

Drones have the ability to reduce labor and operational costs on farms. Radio-controlled RMAX drones have been used to spray crops with fertilizers and pesticides. This gives farmers a more affordable alternative to using machines like traditional airplanes or other types of sprayers to spray their fields.

Drones have been proven to be efficient and useful for farmers due to the fact that they can hover low to the ground. This new advantage allows drones to complete more challenging tasks without mobility being an issue.

Journalism

News networks and magazines discovered the advantage to having a smaller eye in the sky. Drones come in handy for getting footage and pictures of crime scenes, natural disasters, and other events that may be hard to film. Drones are able to replace a cameraman, especially in dangerous situations such as a war or people protesting in the streets.

Another possibility that drones introduce is aerial photography for sports. Drones are able to catch the angles that normal cameras and cameramen wouldn’t be able to get without endangering their lives.

Internet Access

Developers are working on a solar-powered drone that is able to extend the reach of internet connectivity across the planet, in every state in every country. Companies such as Facebook are looking into these drones to become a part of their network of linked satellites. These drones are designed to beam the internet signal to remote communities from the sky.

Companies are furthering the design by adding ultra-lightweight, solar powered drones that fly high above commercial air traffic. These drones can remain in space, on their own, for about five years at a time. The main purpose for drones that are designed to go into space is to bring internet access to different parts of the planet, especially those without reliable access to the web.

Research

Drones are built to fit into small areas, eliminating space as an issue. This will allow them the ability to fly through tight and small locations that otherwise would not be reachable. Attaching a camera to a drone can allow researchers and scientist to get footage in dangerous situations such as caves or volcanoes without risking human lives.

Drones are also capable of monitoring the environment in areas that are beyond human reach. Scientists have sent drones to study space and soon they will be able to send drones into the earth to help gain a better understanding of areas inaccessible by humans.

Disaster Aid And Relief

Drones are being built to withstand extreme temperatures, intense storms and even survive high levels of radiation. Cameras on drones can help search for victims during and after an emergency situation. These small machines can help find people in areas with low visibility or areas with lots of debris. They can be used to to deliver medicine, vaccines and other supplies to areas in need. Researchers are developing drones that have the capability to be operated by healthcare workers from their smartphones.

Drones were first designed to be used for military purposes. As technology has improved, drones have been able to be used for more business, entertainment, humanitarian, scientific research, newsworthy events, agriculture, and personal applications.

The first commercial use of drones was to deliver Slurpees to loyal customers. From taking pictures during concerts to sending food to countries during a famine, drones can be used in multiple situations. Whether during an emergency or a party in need of pizza, drones are a technology that will continue to improve, opening the door for even more uses and applications.

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