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2010s: Commercialization of industrial-use unmanned helicopters called as drones (Yamaha Motor, etc.)

In 1987, Yamaha Motor commercialized the world's first industrial-use unmanned single-rotor helicopter, the R-50, which paved the way for such industrial applications as for agricultural spraying. In 2016, the company launched the FAZAR R G2, which was equipped with a liquid-cooled 4-stroke 390cc engine, had a payload of 35 kg (installed weight) , and was able to fly 80-100 minutes. It enabled long-distance programmable-navigation operation from 1,700 km away via INMARSAT geostationary satellite communications, and expanded its applications such as transporting goods to remote islands and mountainous areas.
The multi-rotor helicopter PHANTOM, launched in 2014 by DJI(Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co. Ltd.), became popular as a camera drone, and the name called "drone" quickly spread. Although drones have been mostly used for hobby purposes, they have been also widely used for industrial applications in agricultural field such as pesticide spraying, growth observation and in civil engineering and construction field such as structural inspection and surveying.

Industrial-use unmanned helicopter FAZAR R (model L31)

Industrial-use multirotor YMR-08 (Model L80)

2010: The iPad, a new type of tablet computing device (Apple)

The iPad tablet computing device, developed and sold by Apple, was officially introduced at a media event in San Francisco on January 27th, 2010 (local time).
The iPad features an Apple A4 processor running at 1 GHz and a PowerVR graphics processor (GPU). The CPU is based on the ARM processor architecture. Although Fujitsu originally owned “iPAD” as a product trademark, Apple acquired this from Fujitsu.