Use Cases

As the drone uptake continues to grow across industries, so does the number of use cases, making it impossible to track them all. Sphere Drones aims to be a trusted source of information for these industries by monitoring the use cases we come across.

Indoor Stockpile Monitoring

Indoor stockpiles serve as a common storage technique for large amounts of material, whether it is valuable resources or waste...

Air-based Surveying

In the construction industry, accurate and timely site surveying is crucial for project planning, design, and progress monitoring. Traditional surveying...

Cattle Mustering

Cattle mustering is a crucial part of the livestock industry, involving the herding and gathering of cattle for various purposes...

Livestock Water and Food Management

Drones have been increasingly used in agriculture and livestock management, and one promising use case is in the management of...

Sulphur Emission Monitoring

Sulphur emission monitoring is an important part of ensuring ships stay compliant with the relevant laws of countries they dock...

Fire Ant Detection

Fire ants not only sting and cause discomfort to its victims, but they also have a larger impact on health,...

Tethered Traffic Monitoring

Traffic monitoring is important across various industries, including situational awareness, security, and research for future road improvements. Current methods are either...

Wind Turbine Inspection

Wind turbines are a key player in creating green energy but due to the nature of them needing to be...

Anode Inspection

Anodes are used across various applications and industries, playing an important role in preventing galvanic corrosion and 'taking one for...

Stope Inspection

Stopes are an essential part of underground mines and are often dangerous areas that require regular inspections due to the removal...

Mining Equipment Inspection

Conveyor belts and mining equipment in general are the lifeline of mining operations, from moving material to processing and transporting...

Ground-based Acoustic leak detection

Detecting air leaks is often a tedious task that requires a lot of time and patience and can even result...

Air-based Water Sampling

Water samples are a key component of ensuring Australia's waterways are safe for humans as well as wildlife. Water sampling...

Water-based Biosecurity

Marine pests, such as the Asian green mussel, can hitch a ride to Australia on ships or other vessels. Once...

Marine Conservation

Understanding the condition of our marine environment is critical for building a global picture of the Earth’s ecosystem. Scientists regularly...

Port Inspections

Australia's ports see 98% of the country's trade, making them a key part of the supply chain. Proper connections between Ports...

Reservoir Inspections

Completing reservoir inspections is best done with a subsea ROV (remotely operated vehicle) or underwater drone. Cities, local councils, and asset managers...

Ground-based Interactive Inspection

Remote inspections using landborne robots don't often allow interaction with objects or the environment being inspected. This can result in...

Ground-based Object Manipulation

A major reason landborne robots haven't taken over many of the highly repeatable tasks is due to not being able...

Ground-based Surveying

Ground-based surveying is a crucial step in producing topographic maps of an area that needs to be used for a...

Ground-based Site Documentation

Documenting the ever-changing environment of a site is important to know how things are coming along and to always ensure...

Ground-based Radiation Detection

Radiation detection is necessary when it comes to areas that work with radioactive materials and previous exposure sites such as...

Ground-based Thermal Inspection

Thermal inspections play an important part in safety operations around the world at, but not limited to the energy, manufacturing, and...

Noise Anomaly Detection

Noise anomalies across all industries are usually an indicator that something isn't working correctly or is broken. Capturing this data...