Drones at Work

Commercial drones ‘are not just for deliveries’

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Rohit Gupta, Head of Products and Resources, Europe, Cognizant For some years now, drone technology has been billed as the next big thing. For many, the main associations which spring to mind when thinking about the technology are their uses in military defence, surveillance, awe-inspiring landscape photography and wedding videos. In the UK, we have also experienced the negative side effects of the technology, including the disruption caused at Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Despite these incidents, drones have huge potential for businesses across many industries, including retail, logistics and healthcare. McKinsey recently investigated how the technology could be used for
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Cyberhawk strikes five-year deal with major Middle East energy provider

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UAV operator Cyberhawk has secureda five-year contract with a major LNG producer in the Middle East for the provision of drone inspection, surveying and data visualisation services. The contract will see Cyberhawk focus on collecting engineering-grade inspection data from oil and gas assets in the Middle East, onshore and offshore, which will be delivered as detailed inspection reports via Cyberhawk’s drone data visualisation software, iHawk. Established in 2014, iHawk allows asset teams to view up-to-date, visual data securely in the cloud. The contract with the state-owned oil and gas company was secured by Manweir LLC, Cyberhawk’s local partner, which is
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Rantizo seals FAA authorisation to “swarm multiple drones” nationwide

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Rantizo has announced it is now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. The waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by a single pilot and one visual observer. The firm’s CEO, Michael Ott, said: “Our vision is to Fly & Apply on large areas with autonomous drone sprayers, so swarming is a critical component. Labor shortages in agriculture are a known and widely discussed topic. “With our ability to now fly three drones at once, we are moving closer and closer to full autonomy of operation. That autonomy
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