The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was once just a dream has now become a reality. The concepts related to this technology are becoming clearer with each passing day. Very soon, we will see drones and UAVs become a part of our everyday lives. One concept associated with drones is their use in the domain of personal services. Efforts are being made to make this a reality and it is only a matter of time.
Different researchers as well as companies are trying to search for new avenues where drones can be utilized and personal service is one of those areas. People need assistants in order to smoothly carry out their everyday work. Usually, a human is hired for such work but what if a drone could be used in place of an assistant?
There are many who have even conceptualized the use of drones for providing personal services like taking aerial selfies and making family videos. Keeping a parking space secured for you, ensuring that the street that you are walking down is safe for you as well as providing you personal protection are some of the other personal services for which drones can be utilized.
There are many who are trying to develop drones to provide specialized services but the only problem that is coming in the way of this highly ambitious project is safety. The safety of the people and their property cannot be ensured because of the unpredictability of drones. They can stop working at any time and fall to the ground. This may be a great hazard for the people going about their businesses on the roads and streets. Moreover, if the drone causes any kind of damage to the property then its owner will be held liable for it.
There is always a danger of the use of drones by anti-social and anti-national elements. Rules and regulations regarding the use and ownership of drones need to be put in place before these aerial vehicles can be used for personal services.
The FAA is fully aware of the misuse drones can be subjected to. This is why it delayed the process of bringing drones into the commercial sector until this year and is very selective when it comes to giving airworthiness licenses to businesses.
Though these concerns are genuine but these have always been there whenever a new technology has been launched into the market. When TVs were introduced for the first time, people used to be issued license for keeping and using TVs in their houses. Similarly, there were many other things that were seen with suspicion but when they became prevalent, their use became indispensible.
Probably, it is the same with drones as far as the personal services are concerned. As soon as the FAA gives its approval there would be drones all over the place. There are companies that already have everything ready for the launch of the drones in various sectors of the market. In the not too distant future, we will see on-call drones hovering in the sky waiting to be deployed for personal services.