Drones are an ever evolving product. The latest uses for the drone or (UAV) is in the emergency industry, a recent study by Monash University showed that drones are up to 3x quicker assessing a
site from the air than from the ground around it. This has been a welcome change for Fire fighters because it is decreasing the risk of getting burned, smoke inhalation and even as far as cancer. The
latest addition to the fire squads is a camera that can detect life form though burning bush fire and pin point their coordinates for help to be deployed. The federal government has just invested over 1 million dollars into new drones for radiation leaks and chemical breaches. And to add on to the already amazing help drones (UAV) are giving and new drones just been trailed in London with a defibrator attached to the bottom which is at the pilots dispense at any time, with an extraordinary flight time of 40 mins its range for help is up to 5km so you can get help quick.
Security is one of the biggest areas of growth for the drone industry just recently DJI have released the DJI Tello although it is just an average consumer drone many people have found that because its low profile and quite is can be very sneaky and stealthy for surveillance work, or even breaking in. Small helicopter drones are being used on the front line in Afghanistan to scout and look in tight places so that soldiers are not walking into a death trap. Some army drones have built in solar panel this (UAV) can fly for up to 10 days without running out of power which could changed war forever.
New drones from nightingale security have a pre-set flight path and motion and inferred sensors to detect anything and everything that is happening on your worksite, with a max flight time of 30 mins
is only a short flight but with a docking station one can come into charge and another can go out and do scouting. This company has absolutely revolutionised the security business.
Some of the biggest delivery companies have started trials on a delivery drones, that delivery to your front door step up to 15 kilometres away, this sort of delivery idea is also being looked into by amazon but on a much wider scale. Amazon will be doing delivery all over America, Australia and New Zealand, the drone delivery as they call it is tested to be up to 8x faster than a standard delivery truck because it can cut across land and doesn’t have to deal with traffic and other road stoppages. Aid groups have started to use drone with care packages to deliver to remote towns and villages if they cannot make it there themselves, this is also happening in Africa they will send over packages to remote villages over water or just hard to get to because of lack of access. This kind of advancement are widely appreciated and used around the world.
Agriculture relies heavily on crop seeding or even crop dusting, in which case whenever new tech for the agricultural drones come out farmer are keen to get their hands on it. I think that the advancements in agricultural drone is astonishing, fully autonomous drones that do the work of a plane in 30 mins that a plane would do in 2 hours with fuel costs. These improvements are welcomed by farmers because they are both affordable and reliable and they don’t run the risk of hurting or even killing someone in a plane flight. Drones can also now asses weather your crop has some sort of disease or plague. Drones can quickly asses anything from disease, temperature or even how fast your crop is growing. Overall the advancement in drone tech is overwhelming and companies such as DJI and Yuneec will not stop until the drones they are producing change the world.
From the editor:
Incredible effort from Isaac Wells (Melbourne, VIC Australia) who in just Year 9 shared a few of his thoughts with the DroneSec team on the future of drones in these different spheres. Our focus, security, interfaces all of these aspects and we hope Isaac will continue his interest in the area for many years to come. Well done!
The world needs more hands-on analysis and perspectives from the generation that will grow up using drones for business and hobbies. We’ve asked Isaac to continue writing for DroneSec and hope you’ll enjoy his pieces for days to come. If you’d like to get in touch with him, please shoot a message to [email protected] Alternatively, if you’d like to contribute your own article please do so as well.