As drone hardware reaches a plateau, can developments in Drone software drive the industry forward with new applications for drones?
Today’s show addresses a critical question which is if developments in drone software can lead to new developments and applications in the drone industry?
Our caller for today, Chris, would like to know what the future hold for drone software development and if this can lead to new applications for drones.
An excellent question relevant to today’s state of the drone industry which has seen hardware levelling itself in terms of drone configurations, parts and build.
In our answer to Chris’ question, we start off first by listing current hardware in the drone world and its development in the last decade while also expressing our view on how most drone software development companies have had limited impact in driving new applications.
Next we look at the automotive industry history as an analogy to the drone industry and how the automotive industry in its formative years started with many manufacturers but ended with only 3 manufacturers.
We then look into several drone applications that can rise due to software development which include autonomous flights to day-to-day community work.
Lastly we analyze where software can take the drone industry forward and review some current jobs that might be replaced by a drone should the software support it.
If you are looking to know what the future lies for the drone industry, You don’t want to miss this show !
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[10:01] Today’s question from Chris on What the future holds for Drone software and what developments in software can we expect?
[12:20] The hardware side of drones and developments in hardware to compliment software development
[12:53] Software development lacking the understanding to address user problems
[14:08] A comparison of the automobile industry and its history to the drone industry today
[18:18] Balancing software, equipment, hardware
[18:58] the high demand for software development/developers in the drone world
[19:48] Where can software take the drone industry in the future?
[27:44] Reviewing current jobs in everyday life that can be replaced by a drone