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The Impact of Emerging Technology and Drone Application on Warehousing

In the recent past, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were most often associated with the military, where they were used initially for anti-aircraft target practice, intelligence gathering and then, more controversially, as weapons platforms.

Drones are now also used in a wide range of civilian roles ranging from search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring and firefighting to personal drones and business drone-based photography, as well as videography, agriculture and even delivery services.

A drone, in a technological context, is an unmanned aircraft. Drones are more formally known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). Essentially, a drone is a flying robot. The aircrafts may be remotely controlled or can fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with on board sensors and GPS.

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Helmi Salleh, DLSM
Helmi Salleh has substantive years of experience in the field of warehouse and logistics management. He is a member of Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). He is currently completing a course on Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) at SIPMM Institute.

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