Professional drones are part of the technology revolution changing the world around us. Drones are often regarded as toys, but they have been adopted by a range of industries and are becoming valuable tools.
Examples of professional drones include the Phantom 4 Pro and the Inspire 2. The Phantom 4 is a fantastic tool for aerial photography, with an onboard camera packed with state of the art technology. It has a longer range than previous models in the DJI Phantom range, and improved sensors for collision avoidance. The Inspire 2 is the drone of choice for television and movie producers, and is also used in surveying.
Professional drones of the future will far surpass those currently available thanks to leaps forward in technology. It may sound like fantasy, but drones the size of bees will be able to carry out sophisticated tasks and navigate themselves. By shrinking the size of the onboard chips drones can become smaller and lighter, meaning power consumption is reduced.
A computer chip called ‘Navion’ is one of the market leaders, and it’s availability will be a huge step forward for professional drones. These new devices have been nicknamed ‘nanodrones,’ and the processing power means they can navigate with incredible accuracy. Images captured can be compressed instantly to reduce the use of memory.
Drones are already being used in hundreds if innovative ways, such as delivering vaccines to remote areas in the developed world. Leaps forward in technology mean there will be another wave in the drone revolution, with artificial intelligence and robotics making professional drones even more powerful.