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Chapter Summary of Personal Transformation: Drones

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1. Introduction

Everyone can fly was and is still a dream for many people. We can discover unseen parts of the world or save the world from dangerous natural and man-made crises by getting aerial views. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones are still relatively new objects of amusement and for meaningful purposes. In this report, I summarize Nigg et al. 's chapter “Personal Transformation: Drones” [1] and propose recommendations for its application to my country, Thailand.

2. Chapter Summary

The chapter discusses the background of “Personal Transformation: Drones” with first, history of drones, followed by a description of Follow-Me drone technology and benefits, problems, and alternative products, the Hierarchical Decision Model (HDM) building, analysis of results, limitations and future research, key learning points, and finally research conclusion. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) ideas were created and used in wars even before the first World War. Nowadays after UAV technologies became more affordable and more intelligent, many countries around the world have been developing drones for not only combat missions, but also for commercial, private markets, and personal recreational use. Drone technology is increasing with many different features. A Follow-Me drone technology system can fixate on a moving item and does not require special features for navigation. This kind of drone can easily follow an object. The article asserts that the forecast number of sales of drones for hobbyists and commercials increased from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7.0 million units in 2020. It is predicted that the sale of products will grow significantly in the near future, raising the problem of how consumers can make decisions correctly to select the right product to accomplish their goals.


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