Recent innovations and the shortage of workers in the current post-pandemic economic environment have resulted in the creation of robot coworkers in certain industries.
According to the International Federation of Robotics , more than 3 million industrial robots are currently in use around the world.
Using “robots” (which includes AI and drones) reduces costs for companies. However, this raises the question about how widespread this new technology will become in the workplace.
Drones are now allowed to enter into many occupational markets in order to reduce workplace fatalities and injuries. According to Brendon Barrtholomew (president of Vector Aerial), the future office environment may include drones.
Bartholomew answered questions about the effects of drones on the workforce in a Q&A.
Space.All: How will drones impact the future of work?
Brendon Bartholomew – Drones are rapidly becoming an integral tool in all industries. Drones provide high-definition imagery as well as data that can quickly be processed and distributed to decision makers in close to real time. Drones offer two main benefits to users, safety and efficiency. Drones are efficient in that they can do the same work as teams of people and take only a fraction of time.
Drones, when combined with data processing systems, provide highly refined information for users in an ever-changing world. As we integrate AI into our everyday lives, this will accelerate exponentially. Drones are safer than manned aircraft and can be used to make visual observations. Climbing a tower. Drones can provide imagery that is difficult or impossible to obtain before. Drones will continue to revolutionize how we work, resulting in increased safety and efficiency.
Allwork.Space: Will drones become commonplace in offices? What is their purpose?
Brendon Bartholomew – Drones are now commonplace in professional settings. They offer users a wealth of information and data that is almost unimaginable. A single drone operator can now gather data much faster than a team of people.
The drones provide near-real-time imagery, but also powerful processing software that allows data to be quickly and efficiently delivered to decision makers in many industries, including construction, energy, public safety and agriculture. It is possible that drone technology will eventually be integrated into our daily lives and traditional office settings as drone technology advances.
Space: Which future markets and industries will drone technology be used in?
Brendon Bartholomew, as I said before, drones are an integral part of many major industries. The energy sector, for example, uses drones to inspect pipelines, refineries and offshore platforms. Solar farms, wind farms, and other facilities. Drones are used by the agriculture industry to provide information on crop health, plant counts, cattle numbers, and 3D mapping to give farmers unprecedented levels of information.
Drones are being used by mining companies for volumetrics. Drones are being used by public safety officers in law enforcement, firefighting and disaster response. Drones are being used by construction companies for project management and aerial imaging. Even drones can be seen delivering food to customers! It’s hard to imagine an industry without drones or drone technology in the future.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a coworking space Wesley Chapel. Signature Workspace, owned and operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services and amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, and more.