An updated study forecasts significant growth in global trade in military drones, predicting that what was a $4.4 billion market in 2015 will balloon to $8.6 billion by 2022.
Planting trees is not easy work. Unlike spreading seeds in a freshly tilled acre of level farmland, forestland is hilly, sometimes inaccessible, and covered in things—rocks, shrubs, vines and other trees.
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.