This is a short history of drone technology and an introduction to its applications in the field of construction.
- Drones.…Now, for many of you, this may conjure up…images of Skynet and Terminator…and robots rising out of the molten metal…and coming to kill you.…But the reality is the future looks…a lot more like Wall-E than Terminator.…Look, I'm here to give you a basic overview…of how these things right here, these drones,…apply to our incredible industry of construction.…Now, we really should be using the phrase UAV,…Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.…
That's also another phrase, UAS,…Unmanned Aerial Systems.…You'll see a bunch of these used interchangeably,…but the military has been using the phrase…of drone for a long time.…When they say drone, they typically mean…fixed-wing predators that carry a weapon system.…Now, we don't have any weapon systems here.…We have cameras, and when we say shoot,…we're not shooting any buildings,…we're shooting images, or videos.…This is really where it all started for me, this little guy.…Now, these were RC, or radio-controlled, vehicles,…but this is nothing like a modern platform.…
This is from about, oh, I'd say six or seven years ago.…
Follow James Benham—the CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.—as he explains how construction science and computer science are merging into one joint field of study. James shares essential terms that you need to know to speak intelligently about topics like the cloud and machine learning. Plus, he dives into topics like the Internet of Things, the evolution of drones, and 3D printing. To wrap up the course, he covers IT budgets, staffing, and investing in research and development.
- Learning about the origins of construction technology
- Reviewing essential construction tech terms
- Understanding the Internet of Things
- Reviewing the evolution of drones
- Learning about the 3D printing process
- Investing in IT
- Investing in research and development