Drones for Logistics
Developments in recent years have clearly shown how drone technology evolved from experimental test setups and one-off solutions into a tool that can be used on a regular basis. The next step is now to move from adapting standard drones for specific applications to seeing systems holistically when working towards comprehensively optimized system solutions. The entire chain has to be considered for this, from developing the necessary sensor technology to designing user-friendly controls. A potential application in logistics in all its forms creates very specific requirements. For this reason, the Fraunhofer Institutes IZM, FHR, FKIE, and IFF, all leaders in their fields, have joined forces to take system development to the next level and harness the technology's potential for applications never seen before and, in keeping with the Fraunhofer spirit, to implement these in a way fit for industrial environments.