If there is one technology that has been quickly adopted by the general public, it is that of dronesdrones. Not a month goes by without these flying machines finding their way into the news and the diversity of applicationsapplications never ceases to amaze.
The drone has become a common hobby object, and the French Parrot, a pioneer in the field, initially had several great successes. However, it had to reckon with the appearance of competitors like the Chinese DJI, the current world leader with bestsellers like the Mavic range. With the featherweight Anafi capturing 4K images, Parrot hopes to resume colorscolors. However, some major players would be preparing to enter the dance like Apple or Tesla, and one can imagine what their impact on this market would then be.
The rise of drones among the general public has become a matter of concern, such as when nuclear centernuclear center have been the subject of a overviewoverview. In Japan, nets are used to catch uncontrolled gear, while in the United States, they are shot without warning. The Dutch police have found an original parade: eagles trained to capture these intruders in full flight! In France, legislation was defined in October 2016 and it significantly restricted the scope of uses: ban on flying above an individual, near protected areas such as airports, obligation to follow training as soon as the weight of the drone exceeds 800 grams… The penalties are severe and go as far as imprisonment.
The service offer is increasing
Some offer to film your wedding seen from the plane, others to monitor crops such as breeding. For a long time now, Amazon and others like DHL have been seriously considering parcel delivery. In South Africa, we rely on these winged accessories to curb the infamy of poachers who prey on rhinocerosrhinoceros.
Drones, it must be recognized, are also entrusted with inglorious missions: if Saudi Arabia, victim of a veto by the United States, placed an order for Pterodactyl with the Chinese firm Chengdu Aircraft Corporation, it is with the objective of eliminating Yemeni targets. However, it has not been demonstrated at all that these blind shooters would be able to distinguish between civilians and soldiers.
According to the FAA, which regulates air traffic in the United States, seven million drones (commercial and recreational) will be sold in 2020, almost three times more than in 2016 (2.5 million)! Suffice to say that we will have to get used to seeing a sky populated by these flying objects of a new kind.
In this file, we wanted to present the incredible diversity of applications now entrusted to drones: assistance with archaeological excavations, overflights of unfriendly planets for humans, personal transport… And we also wanted to highlight some forms for least unexpected. We have not finished being surprised.
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