Drones to Help Build Cities of Tomorrow

Through time, human had gotten used to machines assuming certain roles in society that our time has been tagged as the dawn of the age of robotics. However, even when machines and computer operated things has been occupying our age, some type of skilled labor still seemed beyond modern age’s reach. After all, how can you expect a machine to wield a hammer or analyze the physics beyond putting together scraps of things? While we are looking forward to the time when we can build a building at a push of a button, there are existing flying robots which analyze and survey the location of our construction sites for operators to review.

Axis Capital Group, a company which sells and rents capital construction equipment based in Singapore and has now expanded to Jakarta, Indonesia, is now working its way to introducing and drones for better layout of construction and design. Our manufacturing partners from the biggest names of capital equipment continues to set up the most advanced in technology and industrialization by integrating the use of drones in their operations.

The value of drones in construction, at least for the time being, is more or less tied to their ability to venture where humans and heavy machinery cannot. This dictates that the vehicles remain small, agile and with minimal payload, zipping around with onboard high-res cameras and relaying progress shots and aerial surveys to construction teams on the ground. This might sound like little more than a negligible cost-cutting, but drones are already forming an integral part of business operations for innovative construction firms the world over.

The potential of drones in construction is becoming too great to ignore, warning other companies who aren’t using them to start thinking otherwise to remain in competition.

In Japan, an aging population has the construction industry turning to new technology to help build the infrastructure of the future. Leading the charge is the multinational machinery maker Komatsu which has just announced the launch of a new service called Smart Construction, aimed at helping fill Japan's void of a fit young workforce with cutting edge information and communication technologies. The service includes a platform called KomConnect that will connect machinery and workers to the cloud to improve overall efficiency, artificial intelligence-assisted control for operating machinery and, of course, drones.

So through monitoring and aerial mapping, drones are proving indispensable for forward-thinking companies looking stay one step ahead. By negating the need for expensive and heavy-duty safety equipment the robots are saving time and money, while also delivering precise information more reliably than is otherwise possible.

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