How might drones factor into your future projects? According to a recent article in Fortune, construction is one major area that could tangibly benefit from the use of drones in the near-term:

By piping the data directly to the cloud in real time, drones allow engineers to collaborate remotely on planning and execution. Analytics tools help them monitor supply stockpiles, better deploy materials and manpower, and regularly track site progress. On major projects, that can shave off weeks (and millions of dollars). It’s just scratching the surface of what drones can do. “We’re working with machine-makers to develop technology that gives aerial data back to other machines,” [Christian Sanz, CEO of San Francisco startup Skycatch] says. “Automating other machines using drone data? That’s the thing that’s going to blow people’s minds.”

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