Drones are a great option for your next parcel delivery, or home inspection. Zipline is just one example of a company that uses drones to find solutions.
“We’ll take the box. We work directly with customers to make sure the delivery window is set when they want it. We fly it over, and then drop it in their back yard. Zipline is a serial logistics company that delivers drones. They have recently teamed up. Walmart has been contracted for drone delivery.
“In the end, we decided it would be best to work together in Northwest Arkansas, so over the course of last spring we built our facility,” said O’Connor. “Now, we are at a point where we’re beginning to deliver real things for real people.”
This is just one example showing how drones are expanding in other areas of our lives, and growing exponentially.
“We saw the use of drones skyrocket,” said Kyle Hirshkind, program manager at the University of New Hampshire Drone Academy. “We’ve seen that the industry has exploded every year. That brings more to us and allows us to train people and expand our capabilities.”
They have received interest from law enforcement, agriculture, and real estate. These companies are not limited to the outdoors, and they also focus on drone solutions.
“The company started to solve the problem of how to get into confined spaces or dirty, hazardous environments without having to send people there,” said Omar Eleryan, the CEO of Cleo Robotics. Cleo Robotics has just released the Dronut, an indoor drone that can be used in enclosed areas with its guided bi-rotors.
“What we have chosen is this technology that has been around for about 70 years and is called ducted fan drones. It’s still a drone but it’s much safer, compact, and more capable,” he stated.
Eleryan claimed that the device is easy to use, and can be used for many purposes, from active shooting to inspection.
He stated that it could be used to inspect goods on factory floors. It can also be used in warehouses for inventory tracking.
However, drone use is increasing and there are more security concerns.
“The Part 107 FAA UAS rules didn’t come out until 2016, which was just five years ago. There were no FAA rules regarding drone flying before that. They were everywhere, but it was kind of wild west,” James Alexander of the University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site said. He is referring to rules established by the Federal Aviation administration, which is the governing body.
Drones will not disappear. They’re here, so we need to do the best for the industry and balance safety with other things,” he said.
The drone industry in this area is growing rapidly, so more drones are flying through the sky above us.
Hirshkind stated that projections show that drone delivery, drone data collection and other activities will more than double by 2025.