1. Assisting farmers
Thanks to sensors mounted on special drones, farmers can measure the height of the planting and planting density, to monitor the movements of livestock over large areas, and even to assess water quality. Also, a bird's eye easier to detect a lack of moisture or contamination of plant pests in the remote areas.
Drones not only watch, but also help in your job with the help of special devices drenching they can, for example, to irrigate the plants.
2. Shooting movies
Shooting spectacular landscapes with bird's-eye view is no longer destiny with filmmakers leased helicopters. Now, these frames can make any wedding an operator in the presence of quite good drone with a camera.
Since 2014 quadrocopter used in shooting of this film, commercials, and sporting events. So, for example, were filmed ski and snowboard competitions at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
3. A study of wild animals
Where people spugnot animals or hurt them by their presence, drones podkradutsya unnoticed previously tracked down shooting an object with the thermal imager.
Drones also indispensable in the study of marine and ocean animals. In 2016 the staff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration usedNOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii drones to track the movements of humpback whales in Hawaii. Before the advent of quadrocopter these observations were inaccurate whales swam by large ships, which moved forwarders.
The owners of the most common drones with cameras can make their discoveries: find hidden lakes in the mountain ranges and survey the views from the other points to which are not within walking distance.
4. Shooting in dangerous places
The best example - National Geographic survey teams conducted from the crater of the volcano. As a result, several drone out of order, but the footage turned out fascinating.
5. Research of natural disasters
US meteorologists were puzzledHurricane forecasting enters the drone era creation of drones for the study of natural disasters after Hurricane Sandy. These powerful drones can approach the tornado region and tropical cyclones and read data on pressure, power, and direction of the wind by means of sensors installed in the devices.
Since drones can carefully examine the nature of disasters, and make more accurate predictions about the time and the destructiveness of disasters.
6. Protection areas and tracking down perpetrators
Drones can replace surveillance cameras, guard dogs and even police. They can cope with the protection of state borders, surveillance of large crowds of people and patrolling the streets. Due to the small dimensions quietest models can be used to locate criminals and hostages in bomb attacks.
These statements are supported by examples. Thus, developed on 80 000 2014 drone Cupid with six propellers equipped with intelligent automatic pilot system of recognition of individuals and stun B. According to the creators, it can protect the master's house, and upon detection of current robbers beat them before the police arrived.
Also uses dronesAt nation's doorstep, police drones are flying Mexican police: drones with cameras patrolling the dangerous areas of Tijuana.
There are also examples where civilians seek to punish offenders through filming with drones. For example, the Foundation for the fight against corruption often shows ownership of state officials, and the filmmakers Netflix «Forks Over Knives" supported their thesis in favor of plant foods cruel frames with animals farms.
7. parcel delivery
Products from online stores on drones is not just the idea of futurists. All of this has already been tested and debugged, delivery services are ready to send their quadrocopter with your pizza, beer and small wares. Here, for example, drone Amazon Prime Air, which can deliver the parcel for 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, the introduction of air deliveries prevent bureaucracy and care about our aviation security services. Perhaps, soon all the permits will be obtained and dozens of drones in the sky dostavschikov replace with yellow and green bags behind.
8. Saving people
Drones can search for people in the rubble after the earthquake to find pockets of fire and to extinguish fires or to deliver medication and water to victims before the arrival of rescuers.
A case where the use of drone proved effective helicopters and rescue teams. he occurredCanadian police save a man's life, using a drone in Canada in 2013. The driver had an accident and disappeared from the scene. Rescue combed the area with a radius of 200 meters, but did not find the victim. Watching from a helicopter, too, has given nothing.
Soon, the 911 received a call from a missing driver, and rescuers managed to notch his approximate location. At this stage in the process involved quadrocopter Draganflyer X4-ES with a thermal imager and quickly found the victim in the snow under a tree with no clothes and shoes. Rescuers have admitted that the accident would not have found the driver at dawn without a drone.
Since 2014 in America there is a service development Zipline. This service delivers medicines and blood for transfusion in the remote areas of the country. Will transport them drones Zips, which can fly up to 120 kilometers per charge. At the moment, Zipline delivered nearly 16,000 parcels that may have saved someone's life.
9. Help in training tennis players
The international network of Virgin Active fitness clubs drones are used for training of tennis strokes. Drones dropping balls athletes at a certain angle and at a predetermined speed, and the camera device installed in coaches helps monitor the wards.
10. Search min
EstimatedFacts About Landmines Care movement in the world has not yet been cleared about 110 million landmines and are 70 people on a daily basis is undermined. Most of the explosive devices are concentrated in Afghanistan, Angola, Kabodzhe, Laos and Iraq.
Scientists at Bristol University have developedImaging drones to spot signs of explosive chemicals leaking from landmines drones that can detect hidden landmines contained in these chemicals. Quadrocopter help make the planet a safer, faster and save lives of people involved in the search for mines.
11. Internet distribution
At the end of June 2019 Facebook has successfully tested drones system called Aquila. She looks like a glider, but is supported in the air by a propeller. On its body mounted solar panels that feed the device.
According to the creators, Aquila must climb to an altitude of 9000 to 18, 000 meters and distribute broadband Internet using special lasers. The radius of action of each glider - up to 50 kilometers.
Thousands of these systems can cover an area inhabited earth and bring peace to global internet.
Drones reach inaccessible places: eroded coastlines and steep peaks of the mountains. The resulting data helps create three-dimensional maps of the area.
The technology is available not only for cartographers, but also for ordinary users. The received data can be loaded into the "people" card. Due to drones, for example, ordinary Americans are complementary OpenStreetMap.
13. wall painting
A team of engineers from the University of Montreal, McGill programmedMcGill researchers teaching drones to paint murals drone to create artistic patterns. Small UAV could teach point drawing technique with a small sponge - so it turns out to paint without smudges.
In the future, this system will help to paint the facades of the buildings, which is inconvenient to draw a person.
14. Help in choosing a place to live
In 2014, the Chinese authorities have usedChina to fight pollution with drones drones in the fight against air pollution, and in 2015 entered the South American researchersNew drone measures air pollution on Andean mountaintops UAVs to determine purity of air in the Peruvian Andes.
In the future, people will be able to use personal drones to carry out similar checks. Based on these data, we can make a decision about buying an apartment and find out whether we should move from where we are now living.
15. Calculation of mosquitoes cluster locations that carry disease
Texas authorities with Microsoft researchers have used drones to find places clusters of mosquitoes carrying the virus Zika. It was another step in the program Project PremonitionIn which Microsoft has established a special trap, identifying dangerous insects.
16. Create light shows
Special light-emitting diodes for the drones can be purchased on Amazon on demand LED QuadcopterAnd a sufficiently powerful device can be attached with tape LED-battery compartment from any electrical store.
And yet, instead of LED-tape can be attached advertisement. This flight will cost much cheaper rent for maize with a similar advertising.
Designed in 2015 AguaDrone can not only fly, but also to swim in fresh water or salt water. If necessary, you can use regular sounder, waterproof camera and bait hook rushing.
If you want to go fishing with the drone now, buy AguaDrone Optional: attach the end of the fishing line can be any drone. With it, you can throw the bait further than would have done it with their own hands.
The drones can fly at race tracks. This "race" has organized the engineers and the fans of "Star Wars." UAVs raced between the crowns of the trees crazy speed, and their owners controlled devices using virtual reality glasses.
Now the competition drones - the lot of fans and enthusiastic people, but ever unmanned race can become a professional sport.
19. vegetable Carving
Blades drones can peel potatoes, chop fresh herbs, knead and whisk cream sauce. We do not recommend using the unit in cooking, but to see a fun video as possible.
Powerful enough drone can lift a person into the air. In this video, American director and blogger Casey Naystet in Santa outfits used drone instead of the lift, to climb the hill to the top of the ski slope.
A British stuntman and inventor Colin Furze has collected dvuhpropellerny drone, like a flying bike.
21. Last memory for the dying
A small company of Aerial Anthropology Cleveland helps patients to the hospice for the last time to see the favorite places where they grew up or lived memorable moments. Sick people do not leave their chambers, but drones quickly get to the right locations and transmit video dying, so they went with a smile on his face.
It would be naive to believe that the drones do not get into the military arsenal. But there are also civilians who use drones with remotely controlled machine guns. For example, a blogger FPSRussia shown in drone video, armed with a 100-gun cartridge.
23. The hunt for other drones
The laws of various countries govern drone flight rules over the strategically important objects, such as nuclear power plants. To track offenders, are quadrocopter hunters.
One of these developments was named Rapere. As conceived by its creators, quadrocopter drone catches the intruder, took the top position and drops a piece of rope that is wound on the drone of the blade. Motor stalls, and the device falls.
Rapere exists only as a prototype, but the other drones hunters are ready to catch violators. Such, for example, have in the arsenal of the Japanese police. In 2016 she spent launches drones with nets to catch enemy quadrocopter.
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