A Deeper Look into the Ocean

By Andreas Merkl, President, Ocean Conservancy

A Deeper Look into the Ocean

By Eric Patten, President and CEO, Ocean Aero

"Thinking outside the Boat", The...

Paving The Way for IoT in your Organisation

By Lou Lutostanski, Vice President, Internet of...

Paving The Way for IoT in your...

Digital Transformation Is Not all about Technology It's about Change

By Eric Acton, Head of Innovation Ecosystems, R2...

Digital Transformation Is Not all...

6 Trending Drone Applications Gaining Traction

By Enterprise Technology Review | Friday, October 11, 2019

Drones, not leaving any industry untouched, are bringing in highly reliable and smart offerings, acknowledging the ongoing technological advancement.    

FERMONT, CA: Drone technology has evolved and prospered in recent years, ranging from technically manning delicate military regions to luring hobbyists around the globe. Drone applications are not restricted to the military world but serve a large portion of the economy with sophisticated systems and impressive capabilities. As more businesses seek to capitalize on these business possibilities, investment in drone space is continuing to expand. Here are a few fields in which the technology of drones is creating a transformative impact. 

Emergency Response   

Camera technology innovations have had important effects on increasing drone usage. UAVs equipped with thermal imaging cameras offer an ideal solution for emergency response teams to identify victims who are hard to spot with their naked eyes. Drones can dramatically improve survival rates in both rural and urban regions around the globe by expanding current emergency infrastructure. During occasions of natural disaster, drones have been helpful in relation to the emergency reaction. UAVs were used to evaluate harm, locate victims, and offer assistance after hurricanes and earthquakes. And they are used in certain conditions to avoid disasters. While in active forest fires, recreational drones are strictly forbidden; they demonstrate to be helpful when operated by suitable teams. 

Search and Rescue Operations

These days, drones are equipped with thermal sensors so that they can locate the exact position of lost people. They can also operate within a steep terrain in the dark. Drones hold tremendous potential and serve search and rescue missions at critical wartime, efficiently. They are capable of dropping supplies in inaccessible places.

Military Applications

Launching missiles, and helping in combat missions, research and development, and oversight, the drone is becoming a primary part of military forces. Goldman Sachs estimates that global militaries will spend $70 billion on drones by 2020, and drones will play a vital role in the resolution of future conflicts and may also replace human pilots in the coming days. Mitigating losses and driving the execution of high profile and time-sensitive tasks, these smart UAVs will continue to be used in multiple military activities. 

Commercial Applications

Commercial usage of drones is gaining constant traction and has become the talk of the hour, as various sectors work with drones as part of their regular tasks. According to BI Intelligence, the premium service of Business Insider, the market for business and civilian drones will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent between 2015 and 2020 compared to 5 percent growth on the army hand. The gate will be opened to allow new features in a broad range of niche areas as it becomes inexpensive to customize business drones. Sophisticated drones could quickly perform daily duties such as automated fertilization of crop areas, traffic incidents monitoring, hard-to-reach locations surveying, or even delivering pizzas.

Safety and Surveillance

Usually, a drone can get to a prison battle, an intruder, and other prospective issues quicker than an officer can and evaluate the danger so that staff understands how to react better. These tiny machines or devices can assist individuals in attaining public safety and crowd surveillance success. Drones are capable enough to report criminal operations in large gatherings. They also find applications for thorough border area monitoring to allow easy capture of drugs and migrant smugglers. Drones serve as a smart military that can protect the nation from so many issues, and that's why most nations are working on the growth of extremely sophisticated drone units these days.

Smart drones with built-in safety and compliance technology, intelligent, precise sensors, and self-monitoring are the next major drone technology revolution that would provide new possibilities in the transportation, military, logistics, and commercial industries. Drones are mainly flying robots coupled with computer vision, face recognition, object recognition, and other tracking techniques. Advanced AI-infused drones can adapt to the environment and undertake many independent duties as they are tasked.