Companies have been experimenting with contactless technologies for years. However, with the COVID-19 Pandemic hitting the world, these processes gained significant acceleration, with Drone Technologies rising above most. According to a 2020 survey, the drone industry is said to witness an increase at a 13.8 percent CAGR amounting to $42.8 billion by 2025.
The Indian Drone Industry is catching up to speed with these changing times with the Civil Aviation Ministry relaxing policies as per Drone Rules 2021. By 2030, India intends to transform into a drone hub with a growth rate of 20.9% CAGR. Following this vision, the FORE Institute of Drone Technology and Research (FIDTR) provides nationally authorized UAV/DRONE Training and Certification Programmes approved by the DGCA. Together, they are transforming the way drone technology will impact businesses.
So how will drone technology facilitate business innovations?
- Aerial Data Collection
Drones can be used to collect data from the air, including aerial images, videos, and other sensor data. This can be useful for various applications, such as mapping, surveying, and environmental monitoring.
- Precision Agriculture
Drones will enable data collection on crop health, soil moisture, and other variables. Thus, allowing farmers to optimize crop yields and reduce waste.
- Search And Rescue
Drones equipped with cameras and other sensors will assist in searching missing persons in remote or hazardous areas, providing valuable assistance to search and rescue teams.
- Disaster Management
From assessing the damage caused by natural disasters to delivering emergency supplies to aiding search and rescue efforts, drone technologies will play a significant role in disaster management.
- Infrastructure Inspection
Drones can inspect infrastructure such as bridges, power lines, and pipelines, providing a safe and cost-effective alternative to traditional inspection methods
- Remote Sensing
Drones equipped with sensors such as LiDAR, thermal cameras, and hyperspectral cameras can be used for remote sensing applications such as mapping, environmental monitoring, and mineral exploration
- Other Uses
Drones have multiple applications. Besides having other industrial applications, they will play an impactful role in modernizing supply chain management and autonomous systems.
FIDTR is training pilots to operate drones to support these business innovations and more. They offer a comprehensive curriculum including drone design, aerodynamics, regulations, safety, and operation, as well as practical training. With DGCA-certified trainers, students can leverage hands-on learning at FIDTR.
Drone Technology will soon redesign the industrial landscape. Moreover, with the integration of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the potential to be more sophisticated and autonomous. Thus revolutionizing many industries by providing cost-effective, safe, and efficient solutions to diverse challenges.