O'Reilly logo

Make: Getting Started with Drones by Belinda Kilby, Terry Kilby

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 1. Introduction

Some Definitions

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that the word drone is frequently in the news. The many headlines about drones have used the term to describe a wide range of aircraft—from small remotely piloted toys, to autonomous flying robots, to full-scale weaponized military surveillance models. This is mainly because different sources have had different definitions of the word drone. Where exactly is the line drawn, or what makes a drone a drone? Let’s start with a basic definition.

Merriam-Webster’s definition of drone is:

an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers

This definition presents a very broad sense of the word, which contributes to the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required