Meet the Nail Gun Drone.
Drones are great at flying around. An idea that might enter someone’s mind is to add weapons to drones for maximum havoc.
While there are tons of drone regulations advising against it, there are still those that attempt to do so. Some attached flamethrowers on their drones, and while it may seem like a supervillain’s scheme, it is much blander. Using a flamethrower, a drone can clean up vegetation and debris in high places, such as in wiring. They can also use the fire for pest control.
The Nail Gun Drone
The latest attempt to add accessories to drones involves a nail gun and some very specific goals. At the University of Michigan, a drone has nail firing capabilities to help with high elevation work. Instead of a person wielding the nail gun to do chores at high places, a drone can do it for them. With the help of the camera onboard, the nail gun can be aimed and fired with precision. This can prevent potential accidents, since a drone can fly at hard to reach places.
Controversy and Safety
Will this drone idea work in the long run, however? The idea of a nail firing at high speeds may spark concerns to some people. While it can be a great tool to use, the idea of aiming remotely and firing a nail gun with less accuracy can be troublesome.
Sure, nail gun drones can help in speedy repairs and construction, but without capable hands, these may be more of a danger than they are worth. An irresponsible flyer with this at their disposal can create a lot of havoc. Plenty of drone flyers over the past few years have shown a lack of regard for drone regulations. Will adding these potentially dangerous items on drones be seen as a great idea?