A Drone is simply an aircraft without a pilot aboard. It is technologically known as an unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV). Also a drone is a flying robot. Drones are sometimes remotely under control from the ground or cockpit or can fly through use of some software (pre-programmed computers).
Being an aircraft, drones were important in a number of things in the early years of its development. Then, many people had no idea about their existence and operation. Thus the easy use in the military.
Drones were most often associated with the military, where they were initially for anti-aircraft target practice, intelligence gathering. They were weapons during war and military attacks.
However, drones now have a wide range of purposes professionally. These include, search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring and fire fighting. They are also for drone-based photography, as well as videography, agriculture and even delivery services.
Other uses of drones
Areas that have adopted the use of drones have rapidly increased for instance;
Photography and videography have adopted the use of drones that is to say drone photography. This is the capture of still images and video by a remotely-operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Many photographers have now started to use drones for instance, during functions
For delivery services such as goods and products. Companies use drones to deliver goods to customers quickly and conveniently. However, these are mostly in developed countries unlike some countries that do not have such technology.
Drones are also for surveillance especially by law enforcement. Police use them to safe guard some areas with 24/7 surveillance. They have come to replace surveillance camera. Also for monitoring traffic and weather forecasts in some developed countries.
At times, drones work during search and rescue parties. That is to say, since they easily cover the Ariel view of an area, they are most likely to see what people on the ground can see. They have come to replace helicopters used in searching for people especially convicts.
Other than the military purposes, drones are important commercially around the world. People are slowly adopting to it especially in photography where it easily captures great moments like at functions.