Drones might seem like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the reality is that they’re here and they’re impacting our world in ways we don’t always notice. Technology is advancing at unprecedented rates, and as it does, drones get smarter and better at performing simple tasks. While there’s no need to worry about robot uprisings yet, you might want to take a closer look when you’re out in the world to see what drones are being used for in your life. Here are just a few ways drones are being used today.
- Package Delivery: Take another look to make sure your mailman isn’t a robot next time you’re picking up a package. Particularly in cities and urban areas, drones are being used by a wide variety of companies to deliver packages to customers.
- Construction: As drones get smarter and develop better programs for spacial awareness, they’re a more common sight on construction sites everywhere. According to Colin Guinn of 3D Robotics, drones will help engineers and architects tackle various construction tasks more accurately.
- Agriculture: Sometimes, another set of eyes (or cameras) are incredibly useful. Drones are able to soar high above fields of crops and monitor a vast amount of data about the plants, from plant health to soil hydration. These drones are able to provide assistance to farmers that will improve their yields annually.
- Film: Not all movie shots are easy to film for a human. Sweeping panoramas or fast chase scenes previously have required a huge amount of effort to capture. However, with drones designed for filming high-quality footage, these scenes have gotten far simpler to record. Simply turn on the drone, hit record, and fly the small robot where it needs to go for the best views possible.
Drones are getting smarter and better at just about every task out there, so it makes sense that more and more industries are using them today. While it is difficult to say just what they will be able to do in a few years, this technology is clearly not going away any time soon.