Amazon has its dancing “pick and pack” robots, and now Walmart has flying inventory management drones. The company’s goal is to reduce the time it takes to check the stock in a warehouse from one month to one day.
A new class of multi-domain drones now under development is able to operate underwater as well as in the air or on land, opening up new possibilities for applications like mine clearing, environmental monitoring and underwater inspections.
Cyberhawk Innovations has begun flying unmanned aircraft systems to perform close visual wind turbine inspections. Cyberhawk is working with SSE Plc, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to inspect more than 600 blades using UAS.