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Drones - World Influence

October 01, 2015

Drones - World Influence

Presentation at Information Systems and Software Engineering Seminar @ Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto


October 01, 2015

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  1. Drones Seminário de Engenharia de Software e Sistemas de Informação

    Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, 2015 João Pedro Dias - João Sá - José Faria
  2. First of all… What is a drone?  A drone,

    in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft.  Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).  A drone be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans.
  3. How Drones are changing the world?

  4. 1. Deliveries  “Amazon Prime Air: a future delivery system

    from Amazon designed to safely get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles.”
  5. 2. Networking

  6. 3. Science  “NASA's Global Hawk drone spent 11 hours

    collecting data over tropical storm Nadine in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 23, 2013.”
  7. 4. Surveillance  “The US government is using drones to

    patrol half of its border with Mexico, a report by the Associated Press says.”
  8. 5. Warfare  “Russian surveillance drones have been sighted over

    parts of Syria where other rebel groups are deployed “
  9. 6. Human Aid  “An 'ambulance drone' prototype, a flying

    defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims in precious life-saving minutes”  “Sky Angel is a drone aimed to prevention and rescue at sea. It is able to carry and deliver a buoy to a castaway much faster than currently possible.”
  10. 7. Entertainment  “The prospect of commercial drones hovering over

    football fields and ski mountains is already a reality – and one that will continue to grow, according to the speakers at SXSW's”
  11. Q&A Thank you!