Drones are the latest technological innovation that is transforming agriculture. With their high-resolution cameras and advanced sensor technology, these unmanned aerial vehicles are allowing farmers to monitor their crops more accurately and efficiently than ever before. Drones can detect plant health problems before they are visible to the human eye, which means that farmers can take crop protection measures and improve yields.
In addition, drones can also create detailed maps of crop fields, which makes farmers’ planting and harvesting plans more effective, as they can identify the most productive crop areas. Drones are also used to apply chemicals and biologicals precisely and efficiently, reducing the number of chemicals used and decreasing negative environmental impact.
But what’s even more exciting is that drones can also control precision irrigation systems, so farmers apply the exact amount of water needed for each plant. Not only does it reduce water usage, but also it improves crop quality and yields. Shortly, drones are an innovative technology that is transforming agriculture and enabling farmers to work more efficiently and sustainably than ever before.
Adia, an innovative drone
One company behind this new drone technology is Adia Robotics. The future is already here. Every day we see new forms of artificial intelligence that help us optimize our daily tasks. Adia uses AI to deliver food and shopping products straight to your door in record time. These devices can deliver groceries, medicine, or a last-minute gift.
“The major benefit of using drones for deliveries is that they are fast and ready to take orders 24 hours a day”, says Lucas Roitman, one of the founders of Adia.
Even though these intelligent devices fulfill a variety of functions —from documenting important events to detecting and controlling forest fires— it is due to their weight, size, and accessibility to hard-to-reach areas by land that they are ideal for performing door-to-door deliveries. They can move within a radius of up to almost 5 miles from the store and the delivery point.
“We all win”, says Roitman. “Sellers invest less money in delivering their products and customers end up paying less”.
These intelligent devices are increasingly gaining precision and balance, and can support greater weight. This opens up a range of possibilities for their different uses and for their impact on society. They can also support the weight of another drone in case of failure and don’t need human control.
However, as the co-creator of Adia asserts, “This is just the beginning of what we will be able to see in a world led by drones.” Soon, adopting these new technologies will be the norm and not just an option.
Adia’s drones provide faster and safer deliveries in daily life, as they have cameras that capture their surroundings, as well as a protective cover that prevents possible collisions with other drones and reduces the chances of injuring a person.
As well as measuring land for agriculture, these new cameras can also be used for home security. But the most ground-breaking aspect of their proposal is that they are 100% customizable and user-friendly: by using the CODE platform —which comes with the product—, people can easily modify the code to suit their specific needs and preferences.
As Roitman explains, “the drone employs top-of-the-line technology, which includes artificial intelligence algorithms for facial and object recognition, as well as tracking of individuals and vehicles. Additionally, it utilizes a 3D mapping technique called SLAM”.
The story of its creator: the Argentinian brain behind the drone of the future
When Lucas Roitman was only 11 years old, he created a viral video game. When he turned 14, he sold his first augmented reality product, becoming one of the world’s youngest millionaires. At that time, he had no idea what the future held for him. After finishing high school at ORT Technical School, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA). But life had a surprise in store for him: several American institutions such as MIT, Yale, and Stanford reached out to him and offered scholarships due to his merits. Eventually, he moved to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford University. Despite his young age, Lucas was already a technology prodigy.
“Being admitted to Stanford was a surprise for me, but it helped me to enhance my skills and realize that they were in high demand around the world”, says the young man, excitedly.
When asked about the origins of Adia, Roitman recalls that it all started one summer when he was a Stanford student. He had stayed on campus participating in a research group led by Sebastian Thrun, and in his free time, he had started experimenting with drones with his colleague, Yash Savani. Later, Nicolas Klein, his former high school classmate, would join them, and together they would pursue the same goal: “that everyone can have a drone so that, in the long run, there will be one in every home and they will serve each person in a more humane and personalized way”.
Adia was accepted to work at the prestigious HAX accelerators offices in China and the Stanford Venture Studio in California, USA. Later, the company was acquired by Apple for an impressive sum of USD 55 million but under one condition: Lucas and his team would have to join the tech giant. They are currently working on confidential projects involving artificial intelligence and machine learning.
“I have big plans for my future as an entrepreneur. I am very interested in the world of cryptocurrencies and would like to get involved in the entertainment industry as well”, says Lucas.