While drones may be well known for military applications, there are many other evolving practical applications. Unmanned aerial vehicles are controlled by on-board computers or remote devices and the FAA currently estimates that as many as 7,500 small commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may be in use by 2018, assuming the necessary regulations are in place. This article explores some different practical applications of drones, including storm forecasting and more.
Amazon Prime Air is revolutionizing the online shopping space. It will use an octocopter drone to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes of an order being placed (just like ordering pizza!). There are however a number of questions and concerns to be addressed before this awesome technology is fully implemented.