While it’s true that the idea of drones in the manufacturing process hasn’t really taken flight as of yet, this is not to say that drones aren’t being used at all in the manufacturing industry. Drones have proven particularly useful in the field of food manufacturing, with Japan at the forefront for using this technology. In Japan, drones are being used in the agricultural fields to spray insecticides and to monitor for weeds.
The drones that are being used in the agricultural fields in Japan are the Yamaha RMAX. More than 2400 models of the Yamaha RMAX are currently in use. You might find it astonishing but Japan has been using this technology in the agricultural industry for over 28 years with the first drone project taking place in 1987.