Watching a drone flying in the sky for various business use cases is not a surprise anymore. More and more industries are turning towards Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to enhance safety, efficiency, and productivity.
The history of drones dates back to the 1970s. But it is after the technical advancements that they have come into the limelight. For instance, today’s advanced drones use aerospace PCB-like boards that can handle extreme weather and pressure. With such advancements, drones have proven to be adept at providing numerous benefits to the business world by enhancing efficiency.
How drones are increasing safety and efficiency
There’s no denying that drones can play a vital role in defense across borders and aerospace combats. But the below list contains some ways in which organizations are using them for commercial purposes.
Construction and mining
The construction or mining industry workers are constantly exposed to hazards such as heights and gases. If we consider statistics, falls contribute up to 33% of the deaths in the construction industry.
Drones can significantly reduce the percentage by eliminating the need for human workers to climb to dangerous heights. Instead, architects can send UAVs to such places to get measurements and assess lands.
Like construction, the mining industry also requires human workers to enter mines for land assessment before starting the excavation process. Mines unexplored for decades may contain various hazardous gases. Drones can help assess the mines and reach compact spaces that are hard to evaluate by humans.
While many e-commerce giants have already started using drones for aerial deliveries, it is not too far when we will witness it becoming the new norm. Using these unmanned flying devices for goods delivery is very useful, especially in the healthcare industry.
The healthcare industry is witnessing a technical shift to provide the best care to patients. Hence, it is evident that they will also try to reach even to the remotest areas. Although it can be challenging for them to reach remote locations by road, drones can simplify the task. With drones coming into the picture for delivering goods, no region worldwide will remain remote.
A massive amount of oceanic and atmospheric data is required for a weather forecast. Although Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) devices might be the first solutions coming to your mind when thinking of gathering data, drones too are gaining a lot of traction in this area.
With the help of high-quality cameras, these aerial devices can help gather unstructured data in the form of images. They can also act as IoT devices to collect and transfer data over the internet with sensors’ help.
Combining the use of can help the weather forecast industry to predict environmental changes quickly. For instance, drones can click and send images along with atmospheric data from the ocean surface. Thus, the forecast can be made as soon as the patterns develop.
Seeding, cultivating, and harvesting crops are hectic and time-consuming processes. Drones can come in handy right throughout all these processes. To begin with, they can help to seed the crops with aerial dispersal.
Another use case of drones in the agriculture industry is monitoring the crops. It can be used in numerous contexts. For instance, farmers can monitor the crops to eliminate damage from animals. If they are using automated devices for harvesting, drones can help ensure that the auto-harvesting is efficient with constant monitoring.
The event industry can use drones for surveillance and photography. You would have already seen using these unmanned vehicles in marriages and other events for video recordings and photography. They can also be used as sprinklers to sprinkle fresheners in compact spaces and events.
The entertainment industry is using drones to shoot movies and short video clips. However, besides shooting, some giants from the entertainment space also come with other creative ideas to use aerial devices.
Considering Disney’s example, the organization is using drones for creating projection screens and synchronized light shows. These unmanned flying devices can be synchronized with lights, music, and other elements to put on an impressive live performance.
How we used to experience television sports has completely transformed over the past few years, all thanks to drones. Unlike traditional stationary cameras, drones are helping to capture a 360° view. They have now become a necessity in almost every professional sport.
The list contains only a handful of industries using drones. In fact, it can be said that there are no business verticals left untouched by these unmanned flying devices. Putting it simply, drones have become a way of conducting seamless operations with increased efficiency and reduced costs.