This week’s round of drone videos are a bit more practical than typical Three-fer Thursday entries. But that doesn’t change how awesome they are!
To get over the end-of-the-week-slump, check out these videos of cool ways people are using UAS all over the world.
1) Anyone who has ever played a racing video game or Grand Theft Auto knows that driving a car from an elevated third person view can be tricky and usually results in at least a few scratches.
As it turns out, drones and first person view goggles can bring this scenario to life so YouTube personality Tom Scott decided to see what would happen:
2) The fact that the FAA is being such a stick in the mud about commercial drones has angered the unmanned systems community because, they say, the so-called rules stifle innovation and deter drones from reaching their full potential in previously unheard of applications.
Case and point: Moss Monster. A contracting company that dredges lakes probably wouldn’t be high on your list of “Businesses that Would Really Benefit from a Drone.” But, once you see how Moss Monster uses their drone, it’s pretty clear such an application is a no-brainer.
3) Dutch company Clear Flight Solutions developed this “Robird” to act as an airborne scarecrow. The company has two models, a Peregrine Falcon and a Bald Eagle, which are meant to scare or corral smaller birds that might present an obstacle (such as on a tarmac) or threaten crops.
As you can see in the video, Nijenhuis’ team pretty much nailed the look of a raptor in flight:
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com