Drones are now no longer an alien technology in modern times. The benefits of drones are almost impossible to ignore, as modern advancements in drone tech have made it possible to not only use them for delivery and supervision but also carry out complex tasks like Geological Data Collection and Law Enforcement. 

Advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence combined with Drone Software have made it possible to reimagine how drones today can be used to make the impossible possible. In the past decade delivery systems, defense, and surveillance industries have shown some really unique use cases and advancements in UAV technology which led us to believe the future of Drones is going to be exceptional. 

While some of the drones’ applications are still fancy, the need for drones in industries is advancing, and with the power to include powerful Machine Learning, the right drone software paired with a powerful flight stack can do the impossible. We at Canopus Infosystems learned that the future of drones will demand exceptional expertise in Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Wireless Censoring, Tracking systems, and application development. 

But what led us to the realization? 

Drone Use-Case Examples 

Drones have helped almost all industries grow exceptionally in the past few years. Here are some exceptional uses of UAV technology across industries that would make it safe to say, With Drones the possibilities are endless. These companies have already achieved a lot of target goals, let’s understand them to unravel the possibilities across industries  


Amazon came up with the idea of delivering small packages with drones and made its first successful drone delivery in Cambridgeshire, England, on December 7, 2016. A year later they integrated their drones with gesture-detection Machine Learning models trained to respond to human gestures. The company was offered a patent for the same in March 2018 by the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

Amazon’s automatic UAVs rely on onboarding navigation systems combined with object detection technologies that can detect all hazardous and risky objects. However the cramped infrastructures have made it hard to implement drone delivery at 100% efficiency.      

BBC News 

Drones in the Media and Entertainment industry are no new phenomenon. BBC has been the most prominent example of drones in the industry as it’s been using UAV imaging since 2013. BBC drones have helped audiences get better insights into the circumstances surrounding HS2. 

BBC is one of the rare organizations with its own drone journalism team. The team covered a number of stories since 2013 that went viral, but the team’s coverage of unseen views of the Auschwitz concentration camp on its 70th Liberation Anniversary drew audiences’ attention towards them in 2015. 

BBC drones are not just an extension to filmmaking tools but are an automated system that would fly around collecting footage leading them to bring you the most real-time news.   


One of the major challenges faced by society is the aftermath of a disastrous situation, which is a problem IBM’s been trying to solve with UAV Technology. In 2016, IBM created Skylink, a unified interface that links drones, the cloud, and cognitive computing technologies to act as one. 

Unified drone software development has been an area of peak interest for IBM, and the company has been aiming to empower developers to create new solutions for disaster management using Drone imaging and the IBM cloud.     


Walmart has been developing UAV tech and experimenting with its use cases for a while now. The company is not only Amazon’s top competition in drone delivery but has also started implementing drones for warehouse and inventory management. Reports say that Walmart had filed a patent for a blockchain-based drone communication system that could help drones in proximity to one another in the company’s distribution centers to exchange information autonomously in September 2018. 

Although the true implementation of UAVs in Walmart is still a mystery, the significant research and patent reports are leading us to believe that Walmart is creating an exceptional automated warehouse management ecosystem.  


Unlike other insurance service providers, USAA insurance claims have become a lot more precise and quicker as the company started using drones to examine property damage claims. Although it started as imaging for claim processing, the company started employing automated drones during disasters to speed up the claim process. 

These companies have made it possible for industries to reimagine the implementation of UAV Technology to achieve target goals and ease up processes. 


Drone technology has the power to reinvent the future and with the right implementation of Drone Software solutions, a future with limitless possibilities is open for us. The UAV Technology paired with Advanced Analytics and ML Models can help to create magic on the go. 

At Canopus Infosystems, we understand your requirements and know the challenges the industry is facing. Thus, our Drone Software Solutions are compatible with your preferred DJI and can be customized using pre-trained models to achieve your target goals up to 340% faster.  


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Mustafa Murabbi

He is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Canopus Infosystems Pvt Ltd. He started his journey in the industry as an intern rising through the ranks to be a part of leadership groups for 8 years and experiencing the corporate cultures of the West. He started his entrepreneurial journey as a 1st gen entrepreneur and kept achieving all his milestones by following the simple mantra of 'Customer First'.

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