For decades now, technologists have been predicting a future where robots will take over for the vast majority of human work. These predictions have been born out in limited ways in certain sectors, as with the industrial robots that are now such fixtures on auto assembly lines around the world. In many cases, though, what robots and related devices have done is not replace human work but augment it, delivering new capabilities to users and benefiting everyone without imposing clear costs in the process.

This can be seen, for instance, in the thriving and growing usage of remote controlled aerial drones in a variety of industries. Canadian companies like prophotouav have been working hard for years to help clients in many different lines of business understand how these devices could improve their capabilities and make them more competitive. Through the efforts of sale drone has therefore benefited in a number of important ways, just as other countries are doing with their own domestic robotics industries.

For example, prophotouav drones have been deployed at a number of aquaculture sites within Canada's borders, with the aerial drones proving to be a fast, efficient way to monitor what goes on in the water below. While a stock, professional-grade drone might be ill-suited to peering beneath the surface, the devices the company provides to clients are equipped with modifications, like polarized lenses, that make them far more effective at this kind of work.

One case study at also details how the company's drones have been used by a number of conventional agriculture operations. Surprisingly to some, quickly and effectively assaying the health of a large field of crops has been a longstanding problem in the industry, with the sheer size of the land involved often making this almost impossible to do.

Drones, though, frequently make short, cost-effective work of such challenges. With even untrained operators being able to learn how to fly them in short order, the inexpensive, camera-equipped devices can be used to quickly scan a large field for potential problems. That allows farmers to get on top of issues before they can become more pointed ones, leading to higher yields and a stronger bottom line, in the end.

Far from simply replacing human labor, then, many of the products of the robotics revolution serve to enhance it. Whether that will be the rule for a long time to come is hard to say, but it certainly seems likely to hold up through years to come.