The episode of COVID-19 and the drone industry

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Pandemic and drone food supply

The pandemic, COVID-19, smashed the economies, jolted the social structure, and raised questions on the healthcare of the countries. However, some industries flourished at the time of fatal disease. The drone industry is one of them. To maintain social distancing, supply food, and spray sanitizers at the mass level, drones have become imperative. Further, some countries have used drones for policing surveillance to implement the law of social distancing. COVID-19 has sped up the drone industry. According to a statistical surveying report, the UAV market size is projected to be USD 27.4 billion in 2021. It will increase to USD 58.4 billion by 2026, at a build yearly development pace of 16.4% from the year 2021 to 2026. Hence, these figures speak a lot that the drone industry has flourished. We will read in this article how the countries have used drones in the pandemic? How COVID-19 be a catalyst for the multiplication of the drone industry?  

The drones and transportation, in the days of pandemic

According to a report, in the peak days of the COVID-19, almost eighteen countries were using drones for transportation. This helped a lot to supply fast medical aid to the COVID patients. According to another report of ‘The Economist’, Zipline, the famous drones’ manufacturer company, has delivered over 100000 medical products from June 2020 to September 2020. Ultimately, this has a direct impact on transportation. Instead of using a car to deliver any product, now drones are doing this. In this context, the transportation and delivery supply has changed owing to the disease. 

Spraying at a mass level with drones 

Spraying at the mass level was a challenge when the pandemic knocked at the doors of the world. But, thanks to the smart technology which gave the solution in the shape of drones. The agriculture drones became valuable when they sanitized the enormous area to eradicate the chances of the spread of the virus. China, UAE, South Korea, Spain, and some other countries have used this method. Hence, the drone industry witnessed a boom in this context as well.

Temperature checking

It is muddled how substantial, dependable, or practical the current innovation is for extremely high-goal remote filtering. For instance, can moderately reasonable sensors recognize an internal heat level of 37.2C and 38.0C from 50 meters away, not to mention 10 meters? As per DJI, these robots would require extraordinary firmware and would work under 2 meters of a person to get a solid perusing. Thus, it is muddled what this guide association in Kenya wants to accomplish with their DJI robot, or regardless of whether this application in China checks out. Designing a robot arrangement that really identifies fevers remotely is a non-inconsequential and perhaps exorbitant endeavor. One organization is selling a phony COVID-fever location camera. This has not deterred different organizations and colleges from trying it out, however. 

The last remarks

The outbreak of COVID-19 has demolished several industries, but the drone industry has flourished. Drones have been used in supplying medicines, food, and other healthcare aid to the people in the days of the pandemic. Further, the surveillance of social groups and events has also become an easy task owing to these flying gadgets. In short, this industry has gained momentum in the pandemic era and it will boom in the future as well. This technology is beneficial as it can ease the transportation and food supply. Further, spraying at the mass level in order to remove viruses is also helpful. In the future, this industry will decrease the issues of transportation, which is causing environmental flaws. As a result, it is easy to say that this industry can serve humanity and solve many other issues. 

sources

https://www.unicef.org/supply/media/5286/file/%20Rapid-guidance-how-can-drones-help-in-COVID-19-response.pdf.pdf

https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/assessing-the-impact-of-drones-in-the-global-covid-response/

https://sagaciousresearch.com/blog/drones-patented-technologies-its-impact-during-the-pandemic/

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