Artificial Intelligence and Drones

Artificial Intelligence and Drones



Nowadays, one of the application areas of artificial intelligence, which we encounter in many fields, is autonomous vehicles.

Autonomous vehicles can be briefly defined as driverless vehicles that are supported by artificial intelligence and deep learning, and can perceive their surroundings thanks to the algorithms they use. Autonomous vehicles operate in real time with sensory data obtained from advanced hardware and software. When it comes to autonomous vehicles, the first things that come to mind will be drones and automobiles.
In this article, we will talk about artificial intelligence supported drones.

Artificial Intelligence Supported Drones

In today’s technology, where unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gained a lot of importance, studies of artificial intelligence supported drones are very popular. The performance of drones, especially in defense operations, has led to the development of studies on this subject.

Artificial intelligence is activated on the drone’s sensors, cameras and integrated equipment to collect visual and auditory data. In this way, drones can analyze and make their use more effective by combining the information in artificial intelligence with the information captured in the atmosphere.

Drones can perform tasks such as identifying, classifying and tracking objects thanks to the information they receive from artificial intelligence. With the object recognition system, it can avoid the obstacles in it encounters in the air, while it can distinguish the object it wants to follow among the obstacles it pursue.

Sure, drones can define every objects? It will be limited teaching objects to artificial intelligence. Therefore thanks to motion and obstacle detection sensors, it will avoid a collision even if it does not know what the object is.

What are the application areas of artificial intelligence and drones?

Currently, drones can use many areas which are in from military operations to pizza delivering. The top ones are the following;

Drone Surveillance

With the quality of vision in cameras increasing day by day, their integration into drones has made our work easier in many areas. Especially sending drones to dangerous places instead of humans has provided a great advantage. It is possible to the night vision in the cameras, drones have been used for expeditions to many places such as dark caves, deep pits or mountains.
Again, in military operations, drones sent from the front scanning the area to be visited has provided the advantage of preventing possible dangers.
They can also be used for surveillance and espionage purposes thanks to their ability to take images from far away.


In many areas such as medical drugs, blood transfusions and organ donations, delivery is carried out with drones in the health sector.
Especially during the pandemic period, medical aid provided to quarantine areas by drones helped to protect the medical teams and helped the aid to reach the region quickly.


Another area is drone technology has benefited in the agricultural sector. Thanks to drones, farmers save both time and money. Especially in large agricultural areas, damaged agricultural products can be detected by drones, while it can be checked whether irrigation systems are active. Drones can also be used to spray agricultural fields, making it easier to protect plants from harmful insects and pests. Farmers can easily identify inefficient areas and intervene in that area as a result of the ability to take aerial images thanks to drones.

Food and Beverage Delivery

As a result of the intensity of online orders, large companies are experiencing difficulties in delivery, while the drone delivery proposal has gained a new momentum. Both the prevention of accidents caused by the couriers duty to deliver orders within the promised time and the inability to find enough courier personnel have led companies to turn to drone delivery. Drones are already being used for deliveries such as pizza, hamburgers and cold drinks for close distance orders!

Disaster Zones

Drones are used to help people and other living beings in possible disaster situations such as earthquakes, fires and floods. While drones help in disaster areas where helicopters or ambulances cannot enter, information about the region is collected.
Drones are used in many dangerous situations such as checking debris and exploring a burning building. Thus, while it is protecting search and rescue teams from danger, it is also easier to find living things in the region thanks to its smaller than human and fast movement. As you can see, we are facing many positive innovations with the combination of artificial intelligence and technology. These are just some of the things that artificial intelligence has been able to do in a few years. What do you think awaiting us in the near future?



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