Drones are becoming increasingly a vital part of business needs, computer vision, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are making drones safer and easier to fly, with companies adding infrared vision sensors to drones, it will make it easier to fly drones when encountering poor visibility or when flying in enclosed spaces. This further enhances the awareness of drones in flight, ultimately enabling drone autonomy. With the foray into the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) space, drone pilots can use the first-person view to fly drones, giving pilots the ability to fly drones out of their line of sight and also control multiple drones at the same time; this will prove to be especially useful in emergency services.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is fueling the advancement of smart cities all over the world and drones will have a bigger part to play in that context. Autonomous drones can be used for anything, right from traffic management, accident reporting, deliveries, and many more. Drones will play a big part in predictive maintenance in the construction industry and more importantly, in areas of civic maintenance and oil and gas companies. With the strides in machine learning, the potential uses of drones are endless.
This edition of CIO Applications brings you the "Top 25 Drone Technology Solution Providers - 2017." This list gives you some of the most prominent organizations in the industry. The proposed list envisions assisting companies to gain from the services of the Drone Technology Solution Providers who suit their specific requirements and help them enhance their business processes.