But, the lines are blurring as people make use of these “unmanned aerial vehicles” in rather creative ways.
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1) To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
YouTuber user Olivier C used a drone to create a replica of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. And it looks pretty cool!
2) For Love
Zhang Ziyi, a Chinese actress known for her role in the martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, was proposed to as tradition dictates with a diamond ring – via a drone – by her now fiancé Wang Feng. Who says romance and technology cannot complement each other?
3) To Create Art
Light-painting makes use of long-exposures to create 3D imagery, which is in this case was made with the help of drone technology.
4) To Make ANYTHING A Drone
A student project titled “Drone It Yourself” (DIY) at Piet Zwart Institute is designed for the average Joe to turn any object into a drone by attaching by four motors and a control unit. With this kit, you could turn anything into a drone to fly around, be it a bicycle wheel, a computer keyboard, a book or whatever else your heart desires. Though there are probably some limitations, the idea is pretty neat!
5) For Delivering Goods
6) To Celebrate The Holidays
When TGIF created a holiday-themed drone, carrying mistletoe, it kind of backfired. But still, the idea was life-changing – even if it meant a nasty cut on someone’s face.
7) To Take Epic “Dronies”
Cue in melodramatic music for the next spin on the word “selfies”: a selfie taken by a drone, ergo a “dronie”.
8) To Party With Music
The Party Drone was a gimmick by Spotify and Base used at a dance festival in Belgium. It allowed music lovers to experience their favorite music in a unique way. When registering for festival tickets, people were asked for their favorite songs. To their surprise, a drone equipped with a speaker would greet them at the festival, playing their favorite song.
No more waiting in line to break out in your favorite dance routine!
9) For Helping People
Matternet is a innovative company that started in 2011 and is working towards transporting medical need to remote parts of the developing world. If that isn’t a fine example of how drones can be used for good, then who knows what could be.