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50 Examples of Useful Drone Technology

From Fire-Fighting Drones to Fetching Personal Drones

— December 18, 2014 — Tech
Drone technology has invaded a wide range of industries around the world and for good reason. Incredibly useful, these robots allow people to execute tasks and activities in ways they never were able to. Not to mention that many of the drone technology out there is much more efficient and convenient than past human performances, while taking a lot of the risk out of equation as well.

For instance, there is drone technology for emergency situations such as fighting fires and giving medical attention. Yet for every public service being addressed, there are just as many drone technology being adopted in private spheres as well. From companies making use of them in fun and festive ways to individuals employing drone tech in daily chore-related activities, this is a product that keeps on giving.
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Wildlife-Protecting Drones
Wildlife-Protecting Drones
Airware’s Drones Aim to Protect Endangered Animals in Kenya
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Robotic Raptors
Robotic Raptors
The 'Robirds' Drones Are Used to Keep Nuisance Birds Away
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48
Heartening Soda-Delivering Drones
Heartening Soda-Delivering Drones
This Singapore Coca-Cola Delivery is More Special Than Usual
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Border-Monitoring Drones
Border-Monitoring Drones
The Stratobus Earth Drone Looks to Ensure Security Down Below
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46
Aerial Photography Drones
Aerial Photography Drones
The LA100 Version 2 Drone Takes Photos and Videos from the Air
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45
Drone Circus Performers
Drone Circus Performers
This Cirque Du Soleil Video Features a Fleet of Flying Lampshades
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44
Christmas Kissing Drones
Christmas Kissing Drones
TGI Fridays UK Gets Couples to Kiss Under the Mistletoe
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Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
The CUPID Drone Prototype Made Its Debut at the SXSW 2014 Conference
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Drone Helicopter-Powered Vehicles
Drone Helicopter-Powered Vehicles
The 2015 Subaru WRX is Powered by Drone Helicopters
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Rhino-Saving Drones
Rhino-Saving Drones
These Anti-Poaching Drones Will Identify Poachers in African National Parks
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40
Hi-Tech Lifesaver Drones
Hi-Tech Lifesaver Drones
The PARS Robot is an Incredible Automated Life Saving Device
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Coastline-Monitoring Drones
Coastline-Monitoring Drones
These Drones Will Detect Illegal Fishing on the Coast of Belize
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38
Unmanned Cargo Drones
Unmanned Cargo Drones
The Compact 'Cargo Unmanned Air System' Can Carry Surprisingly Heavy Loads
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37
WiFi-Expanding Drones
WiFi-Expanding Drones
This WiFi Drone Will Improve Communications in Disaster-Struck Areas
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36
Music-Streaming Drones
Music-Streaming Drones
The Spotify PartyDrone Plays Personalized Music to Festival Goers
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35
Trailblazing Delivery Drones
Trailblazing Delivery Drones
Drone Company Flirtey Will Test Drone Delivery Systems in New Zealand
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34
Incredible Camera Drones
Incredible Camera Drones
The Bebop Drone is a Camera-Toting Quadcopter of the Highest Quality
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33
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
The BIOSwimmer is an Autonomous Techno Tuna that Detects Bombs
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32
Airplane-Inspecting Drones
Airplane-Inspecting Drones
These Quadcopters Will Be Used to Inspect easyJet Aircraft
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Intercontinental Social Media Drones
Intercontinental Social Media Drones
This Facebook Drone Looks to Connect the World with Internet
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30
Book Delivery Drones
Book Delivery Drones
The Zookal Textbook Drones Make Ordering Required Readings a Breeze
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29
Fog-Clearing Drones
Fog-Clearing Drones
China Has Successfully Tested Drones to Help Clear the Extreme Fog
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Beer-Delivering Helicopters
Beer-Delivering Helicopters
This Beer Drone Delivers Directly to You Without You Having to Move
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Palm-Sized Selfie Drones
Palm-Sized Selfie Drones
The Zano Drone is Designed to Capture Selfies and Videos
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Mail Delivery Drones
Mail Delivery Drones
Amazon Prime Air is a Futuristic Aerial Mail Delivery Service That Uses UAVs
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25
Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
The Domino's DomiCopter is the First Ever Drone-Delivered Pizza
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Unmanned Medic Drones
Unmanned Medic Drones
The Smart Aid Arrives at Accident Sites With No Time Wasted
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Weather-Predicting Underwater Drones
Weather-Predicting Underwater Drones
These Deep Sea Drones Will Help Predict Weather Better
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Inventory-Monitoring Drones
Inventory-Monitoring Drones
Fraunhofer's Flying Robots Will Simplify Inventory Administration
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Kamikaze Drones
Kamikaze Drones
The New Switchblade UAV Uses Self-Destruct Tech to Engage Enemies
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20
Fetching Personal Drones
Fetching Personal Drones
Bizzby Provides a Fast Service Perfect in Times of Emergencies
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19
Camera-Toting Quadcopters
Camera-Toting Quadcopters
The Aries Blackbird X10 Captures High Quality Footage
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Cannabi-Hunting Drones
Cannabi-Hunting Drones
The Project ResQu Helicopters Can Identify Invasive Weeds in the Rainforest
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17
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Autonomous Delivery Drones
Google's Project Wing is Developing Drones that Deliver Packages
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Race-Recording Robots
Race-Recording Robots
Drones by Sebastian Russ Keep on Athletes' Heels for Photo Ops
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15
Painterly Drones
Painterly Drones
KATSU's Robot Art Projects Have Drones Create Abstract Paintings
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14
Champagne Drone Deliveries
Champagne Drone Deliveries
Las Vegas' Marquee Dayclub Offers a Luxury Hi-Tech Bottle Service
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Pollution-Fighting Pinecone Drones
Pollution-Fighting Pinecone Drones
Michal Pospiech Designed This Personal Air Filter Robot
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12
Fire-Fighting Flying Drones
Fire-Fighting Flying Drones
This Wildfire Prevention Technology Helps Monitor Fires from Afar
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Upside-Down Ocean Drones
Upside-Down Ocean Drones
The Sea-Eye Can Monitor the Oceans Even When it's Tipped Upside-Down
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10
Pocket-Sized Drones
Pocket-Sized Drones
The Cargo Pocket ISR is a Miniature Surveillance Drone
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9
Wireless Videocamera Drones
Wireless Videocamera Drones
The Swivl Robotic Cameraman Will Help you Take Stunning Videos
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8
Domestic Spy Drones
Domestic Spy Drones
Rover is a One-Bot Surveillance Team and is Controlled by Your Phone
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Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
The Defikopter is a GPS Location Tracking Defibrillator
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6
Festival Photographer Drones
Festival Photographer Drones
Twitter's Dronie Snaps Sky Selfies at Cannes Lions 2014
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5
Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Researchers at NYU Created a Jellyfish Drone That Hovers in the Air
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4
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
The Cyclodrone by Frog Design Alerts Riders to Upcoming Dangers
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3
Medical Emergency Drones
Medical Emergency Drones
The Ambulance Drone Sends First Aid Supplies Quickly to the Scene
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2
Champagne Delivery Drones
Champagne Delivery Drones
Casa Madrona Sends Champagne to High-Paying Guests by Drone Delivery
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Life-Saving Air Drones
Life-Saving Air Drones
This Air Drone Helps Identify Victims in an Avalanche
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