Do you know how drone use can help your business?
“Hundreds a year are killed inspecting power lines, inspecting gas lines and cell phone towers. They fall. There are helicopter crashes. We can eliminate all that with autonomous drones and artificial intelligence.” – Brian Krzanich, Businessman Ever since the worldwide COVID pandemic, leaders in the drone industry have discovered more unprecedented drone use and applications. Now, more than ever, many businesses across the globe are exploring drone use to perform critical tasks more efficiently. Is your organisation one of them? In this blog, we share why organisations around the world should consider adopting drones as a new tool and be inspired by the few industries who have already taken the first step in employing drones. Why organisations should adopt drones as a new tool How drone use can aid government institutions and public organisations with refugee management Unmanned aerial vehicles can help site planners understand the topography and the […]
Drone applications: The use of drones for data collection
For organisations that have never used a drone, it might be thought they are just a remotely operated “flying device”. However, drone professionals, organisations, and users of varied unmanned air vehicles know that the value of this advanced technology extends to many useful drone applications and view the data collected by drones as extremely helpful. Businesses in the fields of agriculture, construction, infrastructure, maintenance and repair, etc. have been empowered with UAVs to capture and collect heaps of quality data in real-time, which improves efficiency. Drones transmit valuable data via encrypted, high-bandwidth data links. When this transmission is interrupted or impossible due to distance or environment, satellite communications are used to speed up the process. For instance, Boeing Insitu’s ScanEagle used by several countries has successfully received ground control station data from a range of over 28km and relayed that data to personnel located an additional 10km away. What you […]
How organisations change the way we view drone technology
Drone technology today is more deployable across several industries and use cases than ever before. Especially since the COVID pandemic, we have witnessed a skyrocketing growth in the hundreds of ways we can now use Drones For Good. These unmanned aerial vehicles may have been a luxury or a privilege of governments across the globe in the past, but now, every business and individual in the public and private sectors have come to realise its essence and necessity. This revolutionary drone technology movement and the growing global acceptance could not have been possible without the effort, innovation, and perseverance of the leaders in the drone industry. In this blog, we have outlined three such organisations that have played a significant role in growing and redirecting the drone technology industry towards success and everyday use. 3 organisations that have helped grow the drone industry Drone Racing Australia This company offers the […]
Drone program technology reaches new heights in 3 industries
As you may know, drone program technology has been around for decades, but lately, they have been reporting for duty a lot more often. The world is undergoing a rapid change in social, political, and cultural scenarios but more importantly, this is also true for the drone industry. And so much so that commercial uses of drones are skyrocketing. DID YOU KNOW: In a 2016 report, Goldman Sachs estimated that drone program technology will reach a total market size of $100 billion between 2016 and 2020. In the recent past, drones have become central to many industries. Whether it is to access hard-to-reach places or to perform tasks more efficiently – drones have stepped in to give us a much-needed helping hand especially in NGOs, security, and asset management. These unmanned aerial vehicles have helped to not only increase efficiency in work, but have also greatly reduced the time, cost, […]
How does the Army use drones?
Can you guess when an army used an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) for the first time? The answer may surprise you – in July 1849 Austrian forces launched unmanned balloons from land and sea as part of a strategic mission. The military has come a long way from using balloon UAVs. Today they employ the most sophisticated drone technology to accomplish everything from object tracking to combat search and rescue, and the army, in particular, uses drones to accomplish a variety of tasks. Although armies have used UAVs in one form or another for over a century, widespread army drone use has increased over the last 20 years. Learn some of the lesser-known ways the army uses drones? 1. Signal intelligence Gathering valuable data about objects and people is a necessity for military forces. An army has to protect itself from all kinds of threats on the ground and in […]
5 surprising ways that drones are helping others
Drones are helping others and being used now more than ever before as many creative applications for the unmanned aircraft come to light. They are helping people all over the world and many people aren’t even aware of it. In just a matter of years, this powerful technology has gone from serving the defense and aerospace industries to widespread use across multiple fields. Now, there are hundreds of applications for drones, and people everywhere are benefiting from their use in one way or another. Below you’ll learn about five interesting ways that drones are helping others and being used in modern life. Drones for good: Positive applications with drones helping others 1. Coral Reef health monitoring Experts in multiple fields are alarmed at how rapidly coral reefs around the world are dying. Thanks to practices like overfishing, blast fishing, and canal digging, along with the added issue of climate change, […]
Top 3 “must-listen” drone podcasts from the Drones For Good series
Drone technology is developing rapidly and providing new solutions for our everyday life. That is why the Drones for Good podcast exists and showcases passionate professionals in the drone industry who share their insights, vision of the future, and an in-depth understanding of how the myriad of applications of professional drones benefit organisations and help build our future. 1. LTCOL Keirin Joyce, Australian Army: How we can use drones to solve problems Even though the concept of drones developed almost a century ago, professional drones offer opportunities to serve people and solve problems. In this podcast episode, we had an interesting and informative conversation with LTCOL Keirin Joyce about the current trajectory of the unmanned industry. As the UAS Capability Manager for the Australian Army, Joyce’s goal has been to build drone literacy among soldiers of all ranks. In his military career, he worked to shift the perspectives of cutting-edge […]
Getting to know your drone: What is payload?
Drones. They are a complicated tool with many variables and elements that you need to make the cogs work together, so to speak. We’ve talked at length about how the most important part of developing a drone program is getting to the root of your problem. What is a challenge you’re facing at work right now that could be solved through effective drone use? How can you harness the power of drones to simplify your day-to-day operations and enhance the tasks you’re already performing? Once you’ve isolated your problem, you’ll be in a strong position to design your drone program. The unmanned air vehicle (UAV) is a crucial part of the overall system, but a comprehensive drone solution involves much more than just the UAV (aka the drone). In this blog you’ll learn all about the various parts of a drone’s physical systems, the payload and why it’s important. There […]
How drone technology can be a life-saver in the current times
“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly, Tech Entrepreneur How do we use drones for safety and protection nowadays? There may be millions of ways to answer this question. From air traffic control, agriculture, healthcare, border security, or merely just a hobby for enthusiasts, drone use is almost limitless. But the everyday use of drones in many parts of the world is much wider than we often hear about. Here’s how drones are serving us in everyday life to save lives and protect our future. The evolution and purpose of ambulance drone technology When an accident happens, the fast and efficient response of emergency services and on-time medical help is crucial for saving lives. Unfortunately, as technically advanced as they are, ambulance services may not be the most efficient in many instances, especially in the face of natural […]
How drones are used in disaster management
Disaster can strike anywhere at any time. In an instant, thousands of people can be injured, displaced from homes, or cut off from critical supplies like water, food, and fuel. We do our best to plan for the unexpected and to predict catastrophes like earthquakes, tropical storms, and tornadoes, but we can’t always see what’s coming. The next best thing to predicting a disaster is being able to respond effectively, even when you’re surrounded by chaos. Drones are quickly becoming the tool of choice for disaster response around the world. Not only is drone technology more affordable and accessible than before, it’s often more effective at managing disasters than other methods currently in use. Keep reading to discover the innovative ways that drones are used for disaster response: ● Damage assessments Damage assessments are a costly but necessary part of disaster management. Usually workers have to walk, drive, hike or […]