Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Future: Classification, Challenges, and Opportunities

Uchechi Ukaegbu, Lagouge Tartibu, Modestus Okwu

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Abstract

The world is moving very fast as Industry 4.0 has changed the way we live our daily lives. Researchers and strategists continue daily to explore technological innovations linked with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to support humans. The new technology no doubt will boost utilisation of resources and improve operations in diverse areas ranging from agriculture, health, military, oil and gas, transportation, big-box facilities, and fast-food services, thereby optimising processes and making life better and much more comfortable for humans. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been identified as a special robotic system capable of meeting human needs if effectively programmed. This research is focused on the exposition of the diverse areas of application of UAV in the twenty-first century. Application of UAV in Agriculture, health, military, security, and others have been detailed. The challenges and future opportunities of UAVs have equally been identified. One of the major issues of concern is the endurance problem of UAV systems and issues on safety. Suggestions have been made on possible ways to address such issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationicABCD 2021 - 4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, Proceedings
EditorsSameerchand Pudaruth, Upasana Singh
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2021
Event4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2021 - Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Duration: 5 Aug 20216 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameicABCD 2021 - 4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems, icABCD 2021
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityDurban, KwaZulu Natal
Period5/08/216/08/21

Keywords

  • Industry 4.0
  • last-mile operations
  • machine learning
  • robotics
  • unmanned aerial vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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