A great BBC video introducing the concept of “Smart Construction“. The drone only plays one part of the operation – but it’s an important part. By flying the drone over the site at the end of each work day or operation the crew can, through software and using the images captured by the drone, build up survey grade data showing volumes of ground excavated, moved and stock-piled.
That is achievable now without the addition equipment on the plant.
Here’s the link to the BBC’s “The diggers guided by satellites and drones” video.