Recently the people at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, flew a drone through the large hadron collider (LHC). The video was released for the world to see and gives a unique insight into how a supercollider works.
Since the LHC is mostly underground and has chambers of varying sizes, it would have been impossible for a human to go through. Besides, the quality of the video would never have been as good as it came out.
Commercial Drones: Is there Any Limit to Their Use?
With the widespread use of commercial and personal drones, there has been a lot of development in their use. People are trying to use them in almost every field to have a look at places where a normal human cannot go. Let us take Barcelona for example; the company named SAGB has started using drones to monitor the conditions of sewers.
Imagine walking along the sewer lines, with your feet deeply immersed in toxic waste. Your job is to patrol these lines, and look upwards and find any cavities that might have developed; mostly you would know when a few drops of toxic waste fall on your protective gear. Would you do it?
This is the reason why a drone would make a perfect substitute. Its flying ability makes it go around without even touching the waste and multiple or rotating cameras would give the observer a perfect view of the sewerage pipes. The drone can even be equipped with different types of cameras to observe the pipes in different wavelengths and better assess their strength. It would even be able to move in small and dark places, where a human would never fit.
As the sale of commercial and personal drones continues to rise, industries have begun to come up with a large number of public and private applications. If the pace keeps up, we might have these flying machines all around us and we might even become highly dependent upon them, just like the case of smart phones.