At the end of December of last year, I was surprised with the news that the social media Twitter filed a patent on drones, unmanned aircraft. It draws from this patent is a way of using the “like”, “retweet” and “reply” to control the drone. Twitter also says that the drones can be used for telepresence and video interviews directly.
Drone can be utilized in so many ways, but I never imagine that it can be use for social media need like that.
Drone Can be Utilized to Help People in Many Ways
Drone is indeed one of the very advanced technology that helps human activity. Do you know? It turns out that ability of drone that could fly or swim was inspired by the ability of animals. These unique abilities make drones can be useful in a variety of ways to help people or environment.
I’ve done a bit of research and found at least 5 ways drone can be utilized to help us and our environment. Io and behold, the power of drone! (Ah, sorry for being a bit exaggerated)
1. Combat Crime in The Wild
Because of the rise of environmental crime, the government search for some ways to combat it. One of them is to utilize a drone. Countries that have been functioning drone as a nature police is Kenya and Nepal.
Thanks to a grant from Google, the drones, which are worth five million US dollars, launched to supervise areas in Africa and Asia. Drone oversees wildlife, especially elephants and rhinos which are the most vulnerable to poaching. Not only that, drone can also indicate the theft of illegal fishing, hunting, until the forest fire.
Drone proved to be quite popular in the fight against illegal wildlife trade. This fight worth US $ 10 billion per year which until now has become unhealthy battle between armed criminal syndicates fire and national park officials who do not have the equipment even expertise.
2. Count The Animal Population
Next function of drone is to calculate the animal population. Drones can tell the exact number of animal population. This helps to control the availability of food and to know the animals that are under threat.
US Geological Survey and the fish and the Wildlife Service uses drones to count the number of birds sandhill crane or ladder (Grus Canadensis). There is also the Queensland researchers who utilize unmanned aircraft technology or drone to assist the conservation of endangered species such as koalas.
Drone technician from the Technical University of Queensland, Gavin Broadbent said, at first, they were a little hesitant to use drones in an attempt to track the koala population, but they were immediately convinced after seeing the pictures produced by piloted drone after use.
3. Conduct Difficult Researches
Drone can be utilized for research due to its capability for many things. In addition to taking pictures of a particular animal, a drone can also be used to monitor the condition of an unattainable area to be observed. The researchers noted that drone is able to acquire data real time and repeatedly to map the research field as often as needed. Many studies or research require the help of drone to monitor various objects.
A team of scientists working in Indonesia has used drones to study the movement and behavior of the Sumatran orangutans above the tree tops. Using drone is a cost effective way for scientists and they can easily monitoring the orangutans from a distance. Additionally, orangutans are not disturbed by the presence of the drones.
In Ottawa, Canada, drone is used to repel a bunch of wild geese along the beach at Petrie Island. It aims to reduce the number of wild geese populations because it is already too distracting for the surrounding area.
4. Look for Disaster Victims
In some cases, drone was effectively used to save people, for example in the case of floods. Drone can be flown on a dangerous area to find out if there are survivors. Drone can also be used to provide temporary relief supplies. Therefore, it may be an area to reach the region that is extremely dangerous.
An example of this occurs when there was a catastrophic Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines, Drone helps volunteers to know the disaster terrain. With approximately 6,000 victims and the shattered condition, it is impossible for the volunteers to look for victims who are still missing and also impossible to conduct location mapping.
5. Help Infrastructure Maintenance
Another function of the drones is to help infrastructure maintenances. One case of the use of it has been done in South Florida by a civil engineer from Infrastructure Maintenance Division, Don Nuelle.
He said that in the treating for water management system, he has been using submersible drone remotely operated for about 15 years. Four of the five sub-district offices of South Florida have one drone to check for water control structures regularly.
Technology Can Be Used To Help People
Technology nowadays is certainly very advanced in these past years. As long as we use it to improve human’s life and our surrounding, it will bring a good impact to our future and the next generation.
Drone is one of the recent amazing technology that can be used to improve our life. Apart from the 5 effective ways above, do you know any other effective ways drone can be utilized? If yes, kindly leave a comment below to inspire other readers too
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