It may be a bit eerie to think about a flying “robot” that can process information quickly and potentially take a snapshot of you from a birds eye view. However, drones may now be becoming more useful in ways that were never thought possible. With a camera attached to it, a drone can easily maneuver in and out of construction job sites while giving the architects and construction crew footage of their work from a different perspective.
“Although they have raised many privacy issues in the U.S., drones have great potential on jobsites. As long as UAVs are flown at 400 feet or below and weigh less than 4.4 pounds, they qualify for hobby use, a status that doesn’t require the lengthy, 24-month permitting process required by the FAA for larger UAVs in U.S. airspace.”
With this technology needing to be readily available, there is good news for those who want a drone quickly. 3D printers are now manufacturing UAVs in as little time as one day.
If drones continue to be a successful tool in the construction technology industry, do you think they will also become prevalent in other parts of society like helping with pollution or even fast transportation of goods within short distances?