The etymological origin of the term drone is found in English and its original meaning is "zangano", that is, "male of the queen bee". It is also interesting to know that this word as such is already known in the year 1,000 A.D.
From then until the twentieth century was used only to refer to the aforementioned animal. However, it was in 1946 when an English publication, entitled "Popular Science", used it to refer to what is now known as a drone.
The English term drone he arrived in Spanish as drone : a aircraft what does not have crew . It's usual, anyway, that in our language These types of vehicles are mentioned as drone or drone interchangeably.
A aircraft It is a vehicle that travels through the air. In the case of drones, their main characteristic is that they are not manned: that is, they do not transport people. Drones, therefore, are handled from distance .
There are multiple kinds of drones, of very different sizes. The first drones were military drones that were used to attack enemy territories and develop missions of recognition without risking lives of the side itself.
With the weather arose drones for civil use . Today you can use a drone to carry out surveillance tasks, fight fires or shoot from the air, for example. Even blowing a drone is an increasingly popular entertainment.
A drone equipped with a photographic camera or of video It can be exploited in numerous contexts. These machines are ideal for filming massive events or crowds of people from the heights, achieving panoramic images. They also allow recording wild animals to distance , without disturbing them, allowing to obtain records of their daily activities.
In recent years, in addition, drones began to be used to carry out the merchandise distribution . Several Business They have used these aircraft to deliver food, packages and other products at home.
In addition to all those functions mentioned, we cannot go through other equally interesting and even, some, very curious:
-The drone has already been used in numerous sports competitions to show, through its relevant camcorder, plays from other angles or perspectives. In this way, it helps clarify doubtful plays.
-In the same way, the mentioned device is being used more and more to proceed with the search for people who have been lost in forested areas and even those who have done so in some kind of natural catastrophe.
-Also the drone helps to undertake the control of forest fires.
-In this list of functions that the aforementioned device has we can not fail to include what is its function within the livestock field. And it is that many are the professionals of that sector that use it not only to carry out the control of their flocks but also to be able to detect pests early.
It is important to keep in mind that legislation on the use of drones is often a matter of debate and controversy. There are those who argue that drones are dangerous due to possible accidents and they also warn that they could facilitate the violation of people's privacy.