Drones Used at College Football Game
Posted: April 23, 2013 by Maja Johnson
Coach Butch Jones from the University of Tennessee was the first coach to use an unmanned military drone during his teams practice. With the video on the Internet, posted on 18 April, 2013, showing him warming up the robot, Coach Jones became the first coach to use military equipment for sports benefits.
The robot drone, and its $5,000 a day, use is quite cheap when compared to the Skycam, or renting a helicopter. Coach Jones decided that he needed to look at his teams overall play from a "bird perspective" and this option looked like the easiest one.
Even though Coach Jones was the first one to bring a drone to a training session, a very similar drone has been specially designed and used by the film industry for quite some time now. This drone, called the CineStar 8 Octocopter, has been used to lift cameras and produce aerial shots from otherwise impossible angles.
It looks like drones will gradually replace the SkyCams and the helicopters. Many industries like the film and now the sport entertainment industry have experienced the positive sides of using robot drones. They are cheaper and safer. Nobody actually flies the drones therefore making them far safer than helicopters.
The drone technology is being developed at incredible speed. Soon we will see surveillance and spy drones that are undetectable to human eye, being developed for different purposes. It is definitely not wrong to say that the era of robots is coming really fast!