ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.215
Impact of Drones on Precision Agriculture
Abstract— This study seeks to examine the use of drones and their impact on precision agriculture. The
rapid expansion of the world’s population has given rise to increasing crop scarcity. This, in turn, has
necessitated the use of agricultural automation whereby unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly
known as drones, can serve as a pivotal data gathering device. Beyond the advantages of accessibility, drones
are capable of providing near-real-time remote sensing data from either the field or from the farm home base
with immediate uplink capabilities for analytical processing. The immediate accessibility of drone imagery
data and the corresponding analytical findings would allow farmers to respond quickly to operational changes.
The disruptive force of this unprecedented data-capturing device lies in converting the data into useful and
invaluable information for farmers. Due to the accessibility and cost effectiveness of drones to fly at low
altitudes on daily frequencies, combined with real-time crop diagnosis through image recognition, one could
expect to see drones playing a bigger role in preventive precision agriculture (PPA).
Index Terms— Drones, Data Gathering, Analytics, Intelligence Machines, Precision Agriculture.
California Coast University and DroneData, LLC, US
California State University-Fullerton, US
ISBN: 978-981-11-3671-9 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2017.06.17Xsrc="http://www.wcse.org/uploadfile/2019/0823/20190823055609629.png" style="width: 120px; height: 68px;" />[Download]
Cite: Will Smith, Peng Chan, "Impact of Drones on Precision Agriculture," Proceedings of 2017 the 7th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 1235-1239, Beijing, 25-27 June, 2017.