Drone facts for kids

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Drone can mean:

In nature:

  • Drone (bee), a male bee
  • A male wasp
  • A male ant

In vehicles:

  • A unmanned aerial vehicle, often used for target practice or surveillance
  • A remotely operated vehicle (ROV), used for mine clearing or underwater exploration
  • An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), a robotic land vehicle often used to replace humans in hazardous situations

In fiction:

  • A member of the Drones Club in P. G. Wodehouse's novels
  • A humanoid that has been assimilated by the Borg in the fictional Star Trek universe
  • "Drone" (Voyager episode), an episode of Star Trek: Voyager
  • Drone Weapon, similar to a guided missile, in the Stargate universe
  • Three robotic helpers in the movie Silent Running, named Huey, Dewey and Louie
  • In the novel The Traveller, the term drones describes a class of citizens that have become exhausted
  • Detective Drone, the hero of Victorian crime stories
  • A Zerg worker unit in Starcraft

In music:

  • Drone (music), a continuous note or chord
  • The part of various musical instruments (such as the bagpipe) that produce the drone sound
  • A bumbass, a folk instrument sometimes called a drone
  • Drone music, a music style or genre related to background music and ambient music
  • Drone Records, a record label
  • "Drones," a song by Rise Against
  • The Drones, a rock group from Melbourne, Australia



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