Drones: Get Me Pizza!!!
Hello… What you want pizza… Ok then go order Dominos pizza and have it delivered by a drone… What do you mean what is a drone??!!?? Do you know what a drone is… Ok, well a drone or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is an aircraft without a pilot on board. Its flight is usually controlled in two ways; either by computers in the vehicle (auto pilot) or under the remote control of a person on the ground. First, you will learn about Drones history. Secondly, you will read about what Drones do. Then, I will teach you about Drones abilities. Finally, I will blow your mind with some super cool facts. That is what you will learn in my report.
History of Drones
According to John Sifton
Twelve years ago on Febuary 4, 2002, that the CIA first used armed (unmanned Predator) drone in a killing. The killing occured near the city of Khost. They wanted to kill Osama bin Laden. A decision was made to fire the missile. It was fired. The incident occurred during a period when the military assisted the CIA’s drone program by providing active service personnel as operators. It was acually a tall man that was near Tarnak Farm, this sighting by an unarmed drone was what had led to the first arguments among the White House and CIA about arming drones with missiles, a debate that simmered until it was snuffed out by the September 11 attacks. Then the government made laws about not haveing armed drones.
The U.S. then started to make more drones, mostly to sell to people.
According to Sean Varah
Police departments can and do deploy drones to improve their ability to enforce the law and protect lives, all while saving valuable resources like police officer time and tax dollars. (In short they spy on you with drones.)
Here are different senarios where drones can help Police departments fight crime:
A drones bird’s eye view can allow police to get a quick understanding of the what is going on in a situation where two people are shooting eachother.
Stakeouts are a common police activity involving hours of waiting and watching.
Drones allow police to see places and things that normal cameras and stakesouts cannot.
3. Crowd monitering
So they can watch you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![a][b]
According to Robotshop inc
NASA is currently working on a UAV or Drone (Unmanned Areal Vehicle) to fly above the surface of mars and take video of Mars. The ARES mision will involve a 6.5 meter wingspan Drone that will cruise alng 1 mile above the martian surface.
The cameras on the drone are very high resolution, so that, “if there was a candy wrapper on the surface of mars, it could read the name and ingrediants off of it.”
Once the Drone reaches the surface of Mars NASA plans on live streming the video feed from the plane. There is no word on how long the plane will remain airborne.
Different types of drones
According to Foreign Spies Target Underwater Drone Fleet
Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV), sometimes known as drones that can go under water, are any vehicles that are able to operate underwater without a human inside it. These vehicles may be divided into two categories: 1. Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), which ae controlled by a remote human operator, and 2. autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), which operate independently because of directions put in a computer by a human.
The US Navy is currently creating unmanned vehicles to be used in warfare in the ocean. They will be used to discover and destroy underwater mines. For instance, the REMUS is a three-foot long drone used to clear mines in one square mile with 16 hours. This is much more efficient, as a team of human divers would need upwards of 21 days to perform the same task. In addition to UUVs with the purpose of clearing out mines, autonomous submarines began to be prototyped in 2008.
The difficulty with autonomous submarines is that, in contrast with other robotic applications, their sensors will not be able to give them sufficient information to make an informed decision. Specifically, if the submarine were to encounter a ship that is transporting enemy supplies, there would be no way for the submarine to know how many civilians are on board. Without that knowledge, it would not be allowed to sink the ship for fear of killing too many innocents.
Super Cool Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
According to general facts for kidshttp
Here are 12 Fun Facts about Drones
A drone, also known as an unmanned aerial vehicle, (UAV) is an aircraft without a pilot on board.
Its flight is usually controlled in two ways; either by computers in the vehicle (auto pilot) or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground.
A. M. Low’s “Aerial Target” in 1916 was one of the earliest attempt at a powered unmanned aerial vehicle.
[c][d][e][f]There are two types of unmanned vehicles used by the US military at large in Afghanistan and other places, known as Predators and Global Hawks. Highly skilled aviator pilots fly them. Thanks to a combination of technology advances, a pilot no longer needs to be physically sitting in the airplane.
A first-person view (FPV) aircraft has a front-facing video camera and transmits real-time video to an operator on the ground. The pilot flies the plane by looking at images on a computer screen transmitted by the camera, giving him or her the feel of sitting in the cockpit.
The UAVs are unmanned aircraft guided exclusively by GPS or on-board computer analysis of imagery, but they aren’t first-person view UAVs.
Aerial surveillance of large areas is now made possible with low cost UAVs for livestock monitoring, wildfire mapping, pipeline/home security, road patrol and anti-piracy.
UAVs can be used to perform geophysical and geomagnetic surveys.
MQ1 Predator UAVs armed with Hellfire missiles are now majorly used by US for hitting their ground targets.
Armed Predators were first used in late 2001 from bases in Pakistan and Uzbekistan, to assassinate high profile targets inside Afghanistan.
4756 people have killed been by US UAVs as per the report of senator Lidsey Graham, in February 2013.
Currently, engineers are working to produce UAVs that are capable of air to air combat, aerial refueling, combat search and rescue with facial recognition and resupply to agents on the ground.
[a]Haha, creepy picture!
[c]The first drone ever was used in 1849.
[e]It says one
[f]thank you though