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How Drones Will Influence The Construction Industry In 2024 And Beyond: London IT Experts Lyon Tech Weighs In

Lyon Tech, a managed IT company that provides specialist technology services for the construction industry in London, has published an insight piece into the use of drones in construction.

Swarm drones are an emerging technology that has become significantly more advanced, especially in recent months, but could these teams of robots build infrastructure projects like HS2 in its entirety? This is the question that Lyon Tech, Expert IT provider for London Businesses, has posed in one of its latest blog posts overlooking the impact of future technologies on all sectors. 

Swarm drones are groups of small drones that send signals to communicate with each other and do not require a centralised computer to control their functions.

In 2022 swarm drones were used in a military context with Israel using them against Hamas targets long before the current conflict in Gaza erupted. It has not yet been reported that swarm drones have been used in the current conflict but specific details and operational aspects will normally be kept away from the public if possible. However, any news footage with live feeds from Gaza will usually feature the continual buzzing of unmanned aircraft in the background. Could these be the sounds of swarm drones in operation?

Amongst the use cases mentioned in the blog post, they highlight instances such as when researchers at Zhejiang University managed to train a swarm of 10 drones to fly through a forest at speed, avoiding obstacles and navigating independently, sending data to each other using onboard sensors. They also go over potential uses such as tunnel-digging swarm drones, 3D printing swarm drones, and more, to highlight the role these devices could play in a wide range of infrastructure projects, as demonstrated when Imperial College London and Empa researchers created a swarm of drones that can create structures out of foam and concrete by flying over and 3D printing them on the fly—known collectively as Aerial Additive Manufacturing (Aerial-AM).

The post states that, in the future, drone swarms operate with all of these systems incorporated together into a fully-fledged drone-building program. 

“You could have tunnelling swarms working in conjunction with 3D printing drones that can communicate with each other and do not even need an outside signal or source of WiFi connection,” the post suggests.

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