CIO Hall Of Faces
Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Humanity?
Drones are Coming to your Business
Is Your Organization Ready For Drones?
Leveraging Drones to Increase Safety and Productivity
Hugo Vasquez, Deputy CIO, The AES Corporation
Integrating Drones into the Most Complex Airspace in the World
Sean S Torpey, CIO, AIT Office of Information Services, FAA
How the Cloud is Enabling Video Surveillance Advancements
Chris Shipp, CISO, Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations
The Last Mile for Digital Aviation
Christopher MacLuckie, Solution Director, A&D Aftermarket Services, SAP Labs, LLC
Diverse Uses of Drone Technology
Drones technology is growing by breaking through rigid traditional barriers, but they are still in the infancy stage regarding mass adoption and usage. Drones have become pivotal across various functions in businesses and government organizations. They have managed to disrupt areas where specific industries are stagnant. Drones have a multitude of usages from quick delivery during rush hour to infiltrating a military base. They are proving to be extremely beneficial in performing tasks where humans lack in performance.
A few benefits of using drone technology are elevated work efficiency and productivity, improving accuracy, reducing workload and production cost overruns, resolving security issues, and refining service and customer relations. Organizations have realized the potential of drone technology resulting in making it a mega-trend. Regardless of the way drones are controlled, they possess the ability to reach remote areas with negligible human resources. This is one of the biggest reasons why drones are being adopted by Military, Personal, Commercial, and Future Technology.
Usage of Drone Technology
Drone technology has flourished in the past few years. Drone usage spreads out from manning sensitive military areas to personal usage. The commercial sector, individuals, and governments use drones for the following purposes:
• Superfast delivery and shipping
• Aerial photography and filmmaking
• Search and rescue operations
• Gathering Intel
• Supplying goods for disaster management
• Unmanned cargo transport
• Crops and farm monitoring
• Fire Fighting
• Imaging structures
• Weather patterns
• Border control surveillance
• Geographical mapping of inaccessible terrain
• Law enforcement and border control surveillance
Drone development is under process because of investments pouring into this industry.
Military Drone Technology
Military forces across the globe use drones as target decoys, research and development, combat missions, and for supervision. Global militaries are spending billions of dollars on drone development. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will continue to be part and parcel of various military operations due to the execution of high profile and time-sensitive missions and high convenience in reducing loses.
Commercial Drone Technology
The commercial drone industry is still young and gaining momentum as several sectors are developing and working with drones as their daily functions. The commercial drone industry is fortified by significant investments from chip companies, industrial conglomerates, IT consulting firms, and major defense contractors. Customization of commercial drones will open up new opportunities and allow new functionalities in a wide range of niche spaces. Everyday tasks could be carried out by these sophisticated drones.
Personal Drone Technology
Civilian drones sales are raising, and safety concerns are rising with them. Drone collisions with airplanes and crashes into crowded stadiums are forcing regulators and law enforcement agencies to take steps. The sale of drones is expected to be in billions by 2021 used for film-making, still photography, recording, and gaming by regular tech-savvy enthusiasts. Drones come in all shapes and sizes from small to quadcopters with GPS, first-person control, multiple camera arrays. These devices are widely available and the drone market is continually growing.