What is Drone?

A drone is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems. Essentially, a drone is a flying robot that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously using software-controlled flight plans in its embedded systems, that work in conjunction with onboard sensors and a global positioning system (GPS).UAVs were most often associated with the military. They were initially used for anti-aircraft target practice, intelligence gathering, and, more controversially, as weapons platforms. Drones are now also used in a range of civilian roles, including the following:

  • search and rescue
  • surveillance
  • traffic monitoring
  • weather monitoring
  • firefighting
  • personal use
  • drone-based photography
  • videography
  • agriculture
  • delivery services

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