Drones Drones To Become The Vogue Soon by vervesys April 18, 2017 it workAs technology continues to influence our lives with new and interesting automation – one cannot stop but think about how the ever-evolving drone ecosystem will impact the way we work. In very simple terms, a drone is like a flying robot that can be either remotely controlled or can fly autonomously via software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems that work in sync with the onboard sensors and GPS. In a technological context, a drone is an unmanned aircraft or is more formally known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Initially, drones were used where human interactions were risky. One of the best examples where drones were used was in the military – for aircraft target practice or intelligence gathering. Today, as the drone ecosystem continuously expands, they find applications in civilian roles too. Some of the civilian roles that can be taken up by these automated flying machines range from search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, delivery services and lots more. What seemed like fiction or fantasy could be the next reality. It’s true – drones shall become the vogue soon! Drones for the enterprise In the case of enterprise applications, the integration of drones and the internet of things has created a promising potential for businesses. Drones can work effectively with the on-ground IoT sensor networks and help many industries with efficiently monitoring such as agricultural companies can monitor corps, energy companies can remotely survey power lines and other operational equipment, etc. Drones for security Drones have also been deployed in areas that are deemed to be potentially unsafe from a security standpoint to obtain images and such other information. Other applications As mentioned earlier, drones can be used as a part of a delivery system to deliver grocery or other items. Modern journalism can be enhanced – and information can be made more accurate by using drones to take live videos of incidents and images too. Dangerous tasks such as oil rigs inspection can be done by drones. There are a lot more applications where they can be deployed! The world today is on the threshold of a technological revolution and drones could pave the way for a more sophisticated means of achieving automation where humans cannot or would not want to venture anymore. But, like any other emerging technology, businesses must first identify what part of the business process needs to be automated by drones so as to effectively use this technology to their advantage! Meet the team at Verve and plan your solution today.