Why drones are becoming common

Danoffice IT global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sales manager Jacob Petersen makes a presentation on UAVs, popularly known as drones, at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino in Nairobi on May 18, 2016. The presentation addressed how drones had been used situations such as disaster relief management, vaccine delivery and security provision. Kenya is holding consultations as it aims to draft regulation on the aircraft. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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In Kenya, organisations like Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and the Kenya Wildlife Service have reportedly expressed the need to use drones to conduct aerial surveillance and thwart poaching.

Personal drones are also becoming increasingly popular, often for drone-based photography. High profile events such as weddings have used drones equipped with cameras and video recorders to capture aerial pictures of the event.

A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft or a flying robot, formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles.


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