The Global Pandemic Sees Drones being Used for New Use Cases

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By Harriet Sumnall | 3Q 2020 | IN-5868


New Use Cases Found for Agricultural Drones


Agricultural drone companies have started to see an increase in demand as the pandemic continues to take its toll globally. XAG, an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and agricultural solution provider founded in 2007 and headquartered in Guangzhou, China, announced that within 1Q 2020 it witnessed an increase in demand for its newest agricultural drone model, delivering 4,000 units within the first two months of the year. DJI Agriculture is also seeing an increase in demand, however not for the typical usage of an agricultural drone; in Spain, its drones are being used to spray large areas with disinfectant in the effort to combat COVID-19. The Spanish military is using both DJI’s AGRAS MG-1 model and a local drone manufacturer, DroneTools, which is headquartered in Seville, to deploy the disinfectant.

Not only are drones being used to distribute disinfectant across large social spaces, they are also being used to detect individuals who could possibly be infected with the virus and at risk of spreading it. High temperatures are one of COVID-19’s most common symptom…

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