Manage This

  • EM Quantum Technology
Imagine sitting at home and you receive a message on your smartphone telling you a delivery drone is at your door with your item which you ordered 30 minutes prior. You go to your door and find the drone is hovering there. The drone asks you to state your name and hold still while it analyzes voice and facial recognition. The drone confirms your identity and asks you to accept delivery and take the package. This will occur within the next two years with easy transition and acceptance from consumers everywhere. It’s been talked about for years but implementation requires time. Two major road blocks slow the inevitable march of drone delivery. The first is the limited size of what they can deliver and the second obstacle is software management systems.

In the not too distant future, the weight load that a drone will be able to ship is approximately 3 to 4 pounds. There are a few exceptions and there are companies working on payloads as much as 300 pounds. There are two types of software management systems: the on board in-flight traffic control and the ground control management. The latter would be the software that manages the entire drone including flight direction, load management, atmospheric adjustment, mapping, communications, voice commands and recognition systems. These systems will need advanced concepts and regular upgrades. This is an ongoing opportunity for developers because of the complexities and nuances that different users may require.