One of the primary uses for these devices in the construction industry is from a marketing and customer relations aspect, providing the owners with progress photos and videos of a job in a lot more detail.
What does the device entail? Primarily, the system is a camera mounted on a radio-controlled quadcopter, hexacopter, or octocopter, depending on the number of arms. The flying camera has a small board with auto pilot that includes a compass, GPS, an accelerometer, and a barometric altimeter. The miniaturization and mass production of the components incorporated into smartphones, including GPS, accelerometers, and more, is what has made robotic flying cameras for construction possible