UAVs are used for a variety of civilian and commercial purposes, ranging from photography and videography to surveying and mapping, inspections, transportation and network spin-offs where they work together to carry out a task.
This article discusses about the current commercial drone application and also various other applications of UAVs.
Agriculture and fauna
UAVs can be used to monitor many aspects of agriculture. In addition to providing an aerial crop inspection, they can also help inspect soil erosion and other parameters difficult to observe from the ground.
The Japanese were the first to use this technology for agricultural purposes. Many types of UAVs are currently used in the agricultural sector. In addition to agriculture, they can also be very useful in forestry.
They can take pictures of the forests and the fauna and flora found there to regularly count the animals that live there. In addition, they can be used to help extinguish forest fires that may occur from time to time.
Unmanned aerial vehicles can replace commercial vehicles in the commercial sector, as some services do not require much human participation, including the transportation of goods from one location to another.
Despite all the promises made by UAVs, the commercial use of these air vehicles is still in its initial development phase. Transport activities may not be carried out in the near future using drones because of the risks they pose.