This two-part series takes an in-depth look at drone technology and how it is likely to be used in the future. Welcome to part one of the series, in which we will explore how Australia makes for a perfect environment in which to grow and develop new drone technologies, and the existing starting technologies that are paving the way for the future of drones.

Australia’s readiness for drone technology

Australia provides the perfect platform for tech firms to really launch their drone projects. We have a great acceptance of technology, and we have a sparse population that is spread out over a large land mass. This creates the perfect opportunity to get creative around communications.

UAE Drones for Good

This June, a panel was hosted by Intel as part of Vivid Sydney. The panel, part of the UAE Drones for Good Award, was led by Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, who delivered the keynote address on how drone technology is expected to change the face of Australian technology. The panel discussed how drone technology was likely to change the economy, our society, and our personal lives, as Australians and as citizens of the world.

Australia’s history with drone technology

Julie Bishop’s keynote address discussed how Australia was already at the forefront of drone technology. Drones are more than just a wave of future technology; their benefits are already being realised by Australians and by Australian businesses around the world. In fact, Aerial Film Australia was the first company to develop and use drone technology, which was used to film Pirates of the Caribbean. Now, hi-definition aerial filming is used frequently in Hollywood, and is becoming a favourite of movie directors around the world.

will drones be a key part of australia

Drone technology is used for more than entertainment. It is also used for agriculture, where farmers have harnessed the power of drone technology to spray crops in areas that are challenging to access with other equipment. Drones have also been used to chart landscapes and perform deliveries. In one landmark event, Australian Matthew Sweeney led a project that safely transported medications from an airport to a free medical clinic in a remote area of the United States.

Resolute Equipment is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with the latest technologies that will shape Australia’s future. Drones will be an essential part of Australia’s heavy construction landscape. Read our upcoming part two of our drone series to see how Resolute Equipment believes Australia’s construction equipment requirements will be impacted by drone technology, or contact us if you would like to chat about how the heavy equipment industry is set to grow with the advent of drone technology.