Drones ushering in ‘maritime industrial revolution’

Humankind is on the dawn of an “industrial revolution” led by underwater drones. The super-compact, camera-equipped, unmanned submarines can easily be operated remotely from boats, and they are increasingly being used to inspect infrastructure facilities below the surface and to survey deep-sea creatures. But industry officials say there are many other far-reaching uses for underwater drones, and they hold high expectations for the machines as the technology advances. “If their functions become more stable and they are available for cheaper prices, underwater drones can make large waves to drastically change the industry,” said Yusuke Tanaka, 40, an official of Osaka-based advertising production company Mediact Co. In October, Tanaka was taking pictures using an underwater drone during a trial operation off Minabe, Wakayama Prefecture. Continue> http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201812300001.html #drone#drones #uuv #unmannedvehicle #DroneExpert #Tech #DroneOperator #underwaterdrone

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