The rise in drone deployment increased exponentially in the last decade as a result of the introduction of multi-copters.Commercial uses include surveillance of national parks to ward off poachers and gather information on wildlife ecology as well as the delivery of urgent parcels.

However, with the price of drones becoming more affordable, the drone demographic is leaning heavily toward the consumer and have become a recreational gadget like the RC racecar. There are even drone racing events which allow the pilots to put their custom builds head to, head.

So with all the different forms of drones out there, what elevates a drone to the top of its league? Well to answer that we have to look what a drone might be used for.

The most common is in the hands of a hobbyist.

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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