Drone Technology started around 150 years ago when pilotless aircraft began to evolve. The concept was a step away from the realisation, that you can remotely control items through radio waves.
Nikola Tesla patented: METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MECHANISM OF MOVING VESSELS OR VEHICLES on Nov 8th, 1898.
Tesla created the first unmanned radio controlled vehicle, a miniature drone boat. He also spoke about how they’d be used for military purposes, which is common today. The US military has played a key role in developing non piloted planes, to attack and spy on the enemy. Thanks to military R&D, we’re now seeing wider purposes of drone technology. Drones have commercialised massively over the past decade, meaning more uses are being discovered. Scroll down to see a small sample of how drones are being used in 2018!
ZIPLINE LAUNCHES FASTEST DELIVERY DRONE IN THE WORLD
UPS partners with Zipline to transform delivery of humanitarian aid and life saving vaccines with drones in Rwanda and Tasmania. They hope to deliver 500 packages via drones from one distribution centre per day in the US. This will work for rural hospitals, which’ll be able to make orders via txt.
THESE DRONES ARE CAPABLE OF PLANTING 100,000 TREES A DAY
Farmers are able to operate on a larger scale in less time with drone technology. Drones assist with crop planting and spraying and can now detect unhealthy crops! A UK based company called; BioCarbon Engineering has developed a system of drones that can plant 100,000 trees a day. Decades of tearing down the worlds rainforests are starting to cause devastating effects on our environment and ecosystems. It is estimated that within 100 years there will be no rainforests. This helps towards tackling just that. Will drones of the future help save the world?
THIS AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD IS A DRONE
When two teenage swimmers were struggling off the coast of Australia, a drone was able to assist. This incredible moment is caught on film, drones will be able to get to the subject much faster without putting additional lives at risk. This is a great example of where drone technology is going, it’s already saving lives through search and rescue and mountain rescue and is a cheaper alternative to helicopters.
WINDOW CLEANING FOR HIGH RISES BY DRONES
This concept is in the early stages of development. As this idea evolves, drones will eventually replace people in one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. The KCTV tower in Istanbul, is being designed with robotics in mind. Drones will be able to clean high-rises as well as maintain the buildings looking for any gaps, aerial damage and general wear and tear.
FIGHTING POACHERS WITH DRONES