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How Drone Technology is helping Several Industries?

Shiwani Prakash

Over the last decade, drones have become prime functions of various businesses and governmental organizations which manages to pierce through areas where certain industries were either stagnant or lagging behind. Drones have been called by too many names like Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini Robots and are evolving beyond their military origin to become powerful business tools. From quick deliveries at rush hour to scanning an unreachable military base, drones are proving to be extremely beneficial in places where man cannot reach or is unable to perform in a timely and efficient manner.

Drones have gone mainstream as it was thought of as a military use technology only.But drones can now be found across businesses as well as public& private sector industries too. According to fore casts, the emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over USD 127B. The future is quite bright for drone technology as more companies look to capitalize on these commercial opportunities with investment into the drone space continuing to grow. Even retail giant Amazon uses drone tech to deliver goods.

More so, Facebook's ambitious plans to deliver wireless internet connectivity to remote areas, the opportunities for businesses to develop around this technology is enormous.

Industries Using Drones
Many of the industries are looking to revolutionize and expand the current drone market. Some of them are agriculture, architecture & construction, delivery, environmental monitoring & conservation, media and many more.

Farming and agriculture research- Drone technology represents huge opportunity for entrepreneurial spirit in farming and agricultural industry. They can assist farmers in assessing crops and livestock, as well as marking boundaries and planning wide-scale fencing. They are also used effectively to establish irrigation systems, and in agricultural consultancy to assess and improve flora & fauna management.

Media- Earlier, aerial shots were available to large news corporations that could afford helicopters for their news reports. But now with the help of drone technology even the small-scale media outlets can easily capture aerial footage for news coverage inexpensively.

Architecture and construction- Architectural firms and construction contractors are also benefitting from the use of drones. Much like professionals in real estate, architects can use images and footage of a property to create 3D renderings of the structures they aim to build.

Even, Google and Amazon are examples of other large corporations that have also invested in the drone industry. So, these are few industries which are evolving with the help of drone technology.

As drone technology is as common as smart phone, more businesses are here to adopt it like town planning, police & security, schools & playgrounds, etc. There’s no denying that drones are profoundly transforming industries of all scopes and sizes, and at a considerably fast pace. They’re enabling companies and the people who lead and work for them to streamline operations, better collect information, prepare for and accomplish tasks faster, safer, and more efficiently and affordably.

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