OptoNews: Where's your drone?

Posted by Jean Femia on Feb 1, 2017 3:50:05 PM

Drone in flightWe're all hearing about drones these days, from hobby use to military use to delivering things you buy on Amazon. Getting a bird's eye view of the world has long been a human fantasy, and now it's a reality.

But are there practical industrial uses for unmanned aircraft? 

The answer is definitely yes, and Matt Newton's recent blog post on drones details the top 5 applications:

  • Agriculture
  • Civil engineering
  • Energy and utilities
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

Do you use drones? Read the post, then tell us how you use drones in the comments.

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Topics: optonews, OptoNews 2017-02-01

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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