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What is a drone?A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Essentially, a drone is a flying robot. The aircraft may be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with GPS.  UAVs have most often been associated with the military but they are also used for search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring and firefighting, among other things.These are also sometimes referred by their pet names like Quadcoptors (4 motored drone), Hexacoptors (6 motored drone) , Octacoptor (8 motored drone) and so on.
More recently, the unmanned aircraft have come into consideration for a number of commercial applications. In late 2013, Amazon announced a plan to use drones for delivery in the not-too-distant future and now many others deliver a variety of products like pizzas etc using drones.  Personal drones …