Warehouses, unsexy as they are, are a great fit for drones. Drones have short battery lives, so in a warehouse they can fly and recharge and launch again. Drones have difficulty navigating obstacles, so a warehouses familiar layout should make it easy to plot safe routes. Drones are best at flying and taking pictures, and scanning inventory is a natural extension of that. Drones have to obey certain rules, like one-vehicle-per-pilot, while flying outside, that they don’t have to follow when flying indoors. And finally, drone operation over long distances means needing people to pilot and spot for the drone, limiting any possible labor savings. In a warehouse, a drone can just go about its business, gainfully eliminating a job a human once held.