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Use Cases » drones

As the drone, lanborne robot, and subsea ROV industries continue to grow so do the number of use cases making it almost impossible to track them all. Sphere Drones aims to be a source of information for these industries by tracking and listing all the use cases we come across as a business.


Stope Inspection

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

Conveyor Belt Inspection

Conveyor belts play a critical role in moving ore from primary crushers to secondary crushers and often require regular inspections and maintenance...

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...

Environmental Rehabilitation

When mining companies or similar work on a piece of land the plants are often removed or destroyed in the...

Pest Removal

Pests are often the cause of millions in dollars' worth of damage to crops every year, resulting in shortages and...

Pest Monitoring

Pests are often the cause of millions in dollars' worth of damage to crops every year, resulting in shortages and...

Bird Deterrent

Deterring birds away from an area is a never-ending task that often requires a dedicated team to get the job...

Dry Sewer Inspection

What is a sewer inspection? Infrastructure must be inspected regularly to detect any issues early on and ensure everything is...

Pit Calculations

What are pit calculations? Pit calculations are an important part of the mining and construction industry allowing important decisions to...

Hot Spot Detection

What is hot spot detection? When completing inspection work hot spots are always checked for as they are a key sign...

Light Shows

What are light shows? Over the last few years drones have taken to the skies in swarms equipped with programmable...

Mobile Incident Response

What is mobile incident response? Secure facilities always have the possibility of someone trying to unlawfully gain entry. When this...

Security Patrols

What are security patrols? Security patrols are necessary for high value targets and facilities to ensure they are kept protected...

Cattle Monitoring

What is cattle monitoring? Cattle monitoring is a key part of running a farm and ensuring it runs successfully. Cattle...

Solar Panel Inspection

What are solar panel inspections? As the price of solar continues to reduce companies and families are starting to install...

Warehouse Stock Monitoring

What is warehouse stock monitoring? A more recent use case for drones is warehouse stock monitoring. Product warehouses are filled with...

Gas Sensing

What is gas sensing? Gas sensing is a common occurrence on oil rigs, gas filling stations, and other sites that...

Traffic Monitoring

What is traffic monitoring? Traffic monitoring is a key requirement when managing a road related situation or looking for ways...

Crop Mapping

What is crop mapping? Crop mapping is a process that is done throughout the life cycle of a crop. Drones...

Weed Mapping

What is weed mapping? Before killing weeds, an important first step is to map them out. This ensures you know...

Mining Exploration

What is mining exploration? When a mining company wants to explore a new area, a survey, and photos and videos...

Stockpile Monitoring

What is stockpile monitoring? Stockpiles are used around the world by mine sites and other excavation sites where products are required to...

Blast Zone Monitoring

What is Blast Zone Monitoring? Blast zones are used in mining when ground material is required to continue the mining...

Tailings Dam Monitoring

Tailings dams are used to store byproducts from mining operations. These dams are often constructed using some of the byproduct itself...