The new airspace race
In 2021, US supermarket chain Kroger ran a pilot programme for drone delivery – and it's far from the first big-name brand to take to the skies when testing out new ideas.
Companies like Amazon, Walmart, and DHL have all been trialling the aircraft, with the market for drone delivery services tipped to be worth $5.6 billion (£5bn) by 2032.
And it's not just shopping. Beyond retail deliveries, drones – also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – are being used across a number of other industries, too.
Click or scroll through our gallery to see the amazing jobs the nifty aircraft are doing around the world, with all dollar amounts in US dollars unless otherwise stated.