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As adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) makes the world more “connected,” drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are no exceptions. We are seeing an increasing number of cloud-connected drones deployed for commercial applications. But what happens when there is an absence of continuous connectivity?

Fortunately, fog computing can step in where wireless or LTE connectivity might fail.

Fog-enabled drones create endless possibilities for commercial use. My colleague Chuck Byers offers a great example in his recent drone delivery use case blog for Open Fog Consortium. But the commercial use of drones plus fog computing doesn’t stop when pizza and beer arrive at your home on a Friday night.  Drones are key to many even more disruptive services. Some of Chuck’s examples include:

  • Enterprise IT and networking services such as extending your Wi-Fi range, delivering extra computing power, or providing short-term storage exactly where needed
  • 4G and 5G cell network restoration
  • Video surveillance of large areas (for example, campuses, military bases, ports, refineries, power plants, and railroads)
  • “Always-on station” for electronic news gathering
  • Health services that deliver emergency equipment, such as defibrillators or epi-pens
  • Even advertising (imagine flying billboards)

One thing all of these have in common is their need for cooperation between sophisticated computational resources on the drone, and even more sophisticated hierarchies of fog-based support intelligence on the ground.

Read the entire article here, Drones Rising from the Fog

via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.

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