Drones are becoming increasingly popular. Its uses stretch from military purposes to wildlife and atmospheric research to disaster relief and landscape and sports photography. As 2017 entered, there has been a lot of exciting new drone technologies we have already enjoyed and will soon be enjoying more in the future.


1. The “Inspection” Drone.

Photo Credit: DJI

Drones are not just for leisure, they are now also a big asset in the industrial world and even in search and rescue. The DJI Matrice 200 is built to endure and engineered to adapt to any kind of environment. With improved reliability and precisions, inspectors are empowered to visualize extensive powerline networks. It has improved flight stability in windy conditions to inspect wind turbines, and a top-mounted gimbal pilots which can fully inspect bridges. Also, it can be equipped with an optical zoom and thermal camera helping first responders to quickly locate missing people in remote areas and plan the safest approach path.


2.   The “LEGO” drone

Build it. Code it. Fly it. This is how Airblock, a Kickstarter-funded project, works. It is constructed by snapping magnetic parts together just like how you play with LEGO.

Photo Credit: Kickstarter

3.   The Selfie Drones

 Photo Credit: Network World



After the selfie sticks, here comes the rise of selfie drones. One of the most recently out is Hobbico’s C-me Drone. It’s a foldable micro drone which can fly up to six and a half feet in the air for a maximum of 10 minutes. It can be controlled by the owner through a phone app.


4.   The Flash – Drone


After ESPN’s Drone Racing Nationals last year, drone racing aspirations arose for many audience. In response, a number of speedy models are released and one of those is UVify’s Draco. It is capable of high acceleration and speed, and extreme maneuverability incorporated with several industry-first technologies.

Photo Credit: UVify

5.   The Fisherman Drone


 Photo Credit: Network World


Aside from flying, with the newest technology by PowerVision it can now also go underwater. This makes fishing never the same as before. PowerRay drone is coming soon for the techie fishermen as an underwater robot to help find and lure in your next catch.


6.   The “Force is with you” – Drone


Taking the force with you as a Star Wars fan is now taken up on a higher level. Now you can bring the magic of flight to a whole new dimension with Propel’s Star Wars drones. You can be the pilot of your favorite Star Wars ships at speeds above 35 MPH and engage friends in exciting multiplayer laser battles.

Photo Credit: Propel

7.   The Home Security Drone


Photo Credit: Yuneec

Currently in concept mode, a new idea in property security raises the bar higher. Yuneec’s Valet drone could be used to rove around your home or any property and dock after it makes its rounds, just like a security guard usually does. Whenever it identifies something odd, it alerts your phone making you take extra security measures.

These and a lot more are coming to our airways.

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