Chapter 11. Real-World Applications

Beneficial Drones

When used safely and responsibly, small UAVs can be flown for a wide range of applications. When we speak to students, they constantly come up with creative new uses for the technology. UAVs can greatly benefit industries, people, and our planet. Many universities now offer majors in unmanned aerial systems. The first, the University of North Dakota, began its program in 2009, and Kansas State University was the second US college to offer a UAS major. The need for UAVs in agriculture is what pushed schools in the Midwest to lead the way.

Here, we will explore what we feel are the top real-world beneficial applications for UAV use. This list is just the beginning of how drones are helping ...

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