I am so excited that the Tokyo Olympics are finally here, and things seem to be going well for USA so far.
I really wanted this week’s blog to be related to the Olympics, so I searched for some aspect of the Olympics that could be related to Science and Technology. I had to look no further than the Opening Ceremonies. The Intel Drone Light Show was absolutely spectacular, and it reminded me of the power of UAVs. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
In the early days of UAVs, scientists seemed to concentrate on the military aspects of UAVs, and UAVs were used mostly as instruments of war. Now, however, UAVs are being used for so much more.
CBInsights published an article, 38 Ways Drones Will Impact Society: From Fighting War to Forecasting Weather, UAVs Change Everything. This article reminds us that UAVs have applications in Defense, Emergency Response, Disaster Relief, Conservation, Disease Relief, Healthcare, Agriculture, Weather, Maritime, Waste Management, Energy, Mining, Construction, Infrastructure, Insurance, Realty, Urban Planning, Personal Transportation, Airlines, Telecommunications, Internet, Outdoors, tourism, Entertainments, Sports, Hollywood, advertising, retail, manufacturing, fighting crime, fitness, food services, journalism, air travel, gaming, space, education, and security. In fact, there are even other applications which are not even discussed in the article. The possibilities are endless.
The Intel Drone Light Show at the Olympics was amazing. In the future, using Drones for aerial displays may well replace Fireworks for large venues. Although Drones may be more a more expensive option at this time, they are more versatile, and they may get cheaper, and they are certainly safer. Think of how many fingers and limbs will be saved, as long as people steer clear of propellers.
Since UAVs are gaining in popularity, now might be a good time to brush up on your UAV Design skills. ATI is offering a course that can help you with that. You can read about the ATI UAV Design course, and you can register for our upcoming offering here.
A full listing of all the courses offered by ATI can be found here.