The etymological origin of the term drone is found in English and its original meaning is “drone”, 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 AD. According to abbreviationfinder, Q stands for Drone.
From then until the 20th century it 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 an unmanned aircraft.
The English term drone came to Spanish as a drone: an aircraft that does not have a crew. It is usual, however, that in our language this type of vehicle is referred to as a drone or as a drone indistinctly.
An aircraft is a vehicle that moves through the air. In the case of drones, their main characteristic is that they are unmanned: that is, they do not transport people. Drones are therefore remotely controlled.
There are many kinds of drones, of very different sizes. The first drones were unmanned military aircraft that were used to attack enemy territories and carry out reconnaissance missions without putting the lives of their own side at risk.
Over time, drones for civilian use emerged. Today a drone can be used to carry out surveillance tasks, fight fires or film from the air, for example. Even flying a drone is an increasingly popular hobby.
A drone equipped with a photographic or video camera can be used in numerous contexts. These machines are ideal for filming massive events or crowds of people from above, achieving panoramic images. They also allow wild animals to be recorded from a distance, without disturbing them, allowing records of their daily activities to be obtained.
In recent years, in addition, drones began to be used to carry out the distribution of goods. Several companies have used these aircraft to deliver food, packages and other products to homes.
In addition to all these functions mentioned, we cannot go through others that are equally interesting and even some very curious:
-The drone has already been used in numerous sports competitions to show, through its pertinent video camera, plays from other angles or perspectives. In this way, it helps clear up dubious plays.
-In the same way, the aforementioned device is being used on more and more occasions to proceed to undertake the search for people who have been lost in wooded areas and even those who have been lost in some type of natural disaster.
-The drone also helps to control forest fires.
-In this list of functions that the aforementioned device has, we cannot fail to include what its function is within the livestock field. And it is that there are many professionals in this sector who use it not only to carry out the control of their herds but also to be able to detect pests early.
It is important to keep in mind that the legislation on the use of drones is often the subject of debate and controversy. There are those who maintain that drones are dangerous due to possible accidents and also warn that they could facilitate the violation of people’s privacy.