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Pictures of the Future
The Magazine for Research and Innovation

From Big Data to Smart Data

Heading for Optimized Infrastructure Maintenance

Drones can monitor high-tension lines, check natural gas pipelines, and inspect buildings for energy losses. They replace expensive helicopters and, thanks to their maneuverability, small size and low costs, open the door to new levels of security and efficiency for a variety of infrastructures.

With their sophisticated sensors, drones can see better than any human can. In our
feature, you´ll find out how far Siemens already has progressed with its initial pilot projects. Today, drones are still being remotely controlled by humans. But in the near future they will fly autonomously and will provide an ever-expanding database that will support optimized infrastructure maintenance.