The Pros And Cons Of Drones

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Within the past decade, the technology, and the interaction with humans, has only improved. New technology is changing the way we handle whatever life throws at us. In the case of disaster relief and recovery, drones are more effective ways to save lives and begin the arduous process of rebuilding after a catastrophe. This piece of invention, merely composed of metal, wheels, propellers, and a camera, will allow our technology to advance rapidly. And perhaps, it will greatly changed our world, our lives, our society. Within just a few years, the soaring birds will be replaced with these unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV/UAS), otherwise known as the invasion of drones. Drones bring out many advantages that may benefit and contribute greatly to our lives; perhaps, making it more convenient. Drones have served for many functions, and one of them is to deliver packages to customers. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo announced his company plans to start offering 30-minute deliveries via drone-like "octocopters." Bezo stated that it's an audacious plan, which requires more safety testing and FAA approvals, but he estimates that delivery-by-drone, called Amazon "Prime Air," will be available to customers in approximately 4-5 years. FedEx companies require…show more content…
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The hurricane was a landmark for drone technologies, pivotal in their development for emergencies. Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get. Another incident was the Fukushima disaster-- where there was radiation. It was extremely dangerous for humans to attempt and save lives of many. “And what would have been really great is if we could have sent robots in to do something as simple as turn a valve," said Kyle Edelberg, a robotics engineer with

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