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How AR technology can improve drones

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By Nick Cherukuri, CEO & founder of ThirdEye Gen The use of drones has become more widespread in recent years, and the drone service market size is expected to grow to $63.6B by 2025. The drone industry growth areas have primarily been centred in the military, agriculture, construction, insurance, and law enforcement. Some of these industries have even fully integrated drone use into day-to-day operations. Similarly, augmented reality (AR) technology has also seen significant growth within the enterprise space, with the industry as a whole expected to reach $136.9 billion by 2024. Analyst firm IDC estimates that 23.4 million units
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A brave new dawn in the world of engineering with the advent of drone technology

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Engineers aren't known for taking risks lightly – what we do doesn't allow for error, and taking a risk brings in too much scope for error. If engineers are slightly cautious, engineer-surveyors are even more so. But being in a traditional, perhaps even cautious sector, doesn't mean that we aren't always looking for new ways to solve old problems. And increasingly, those new ways are tech-based. One of the most exciting applications of new technology I have encountered is drones. Clear regulations Safety always has, and always will be, paramount for engineering – not just at the design and build
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Kespry posts results of first mining and aggregates customer survey

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Kespry has announced the results of the industry’s first mining and aggregates customer survey which has illustrated the significant benefits the company offers. The drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider surveyed 220 North America-based mining and aggregates companies that use its platform for inventory management, mine planning, materials management, contractor benchmarking, and boosting employee safety across 3,311 worksites. Amongst the survey’s results was that a fifth of the companies surveyed said they were saving $50,000 (£40k) - $100,000+ (£80k) a year using Kespry, with a further 24% in the $30,000-$49,999 bracket. There was also evidence that firms are saving a significant
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