Drones to take on dan­ger­ous jobs

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Aerial drones are likely to take over from hu­mans when it comes to car­ry­ing out some of the most dan­ger­ous tasks faced in in­dus­try. Tech ex­perts dis­cussed the in­creas­ing uses for un­manned aerial ve­hi­cles at GI­TEX Tech­nol­ogy Week. In a panel on the sidelines, Hunter Lee Soik, from Dubai Fu­ture Ac­cel­er­a­tors, said ef­forts are be­ing made to ad­dress the most press­ing chal­lenges in­clud­ing health, polic­ing, trans­port, and water scarcity. He said one of the most dan­ger­ous jobs in the world last year was for tele­phone line clean­ers, many of whom would ei­ther be elec­tro­cuted or fell from py­lons. He said: “Imag­ine if you could take these very dan­ger­ous jobs and out­source them to drones.” Colin Rhys, Di­rec­tor of Man­u­fac­tur­ing at Hyper­loop One, a planned su­per­fast trans­port sys­tem, said: “You can see there are parts of the sup­ply chain that are go­ing to be cut out com­pletely by drones. If you buy a Snick­ers bar and it’s dropped in front of the your house. There’s a whole as­pect of re­tail that’s not needed any­more.”

Parts of the sup­ply chain are go­ing to be com­pletely cut out byt drones – Colin Rhys, Hyper­loop One

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