It was last October that Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied to U.S. regulators in order to get permission to test drones - for use in delivery, pickup, and also for monitoring warehouse inventories. They had already spent months conducting tests of the drones manufactured by China’s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd. Now, months later, it seems that Walmart may be ready to use drones for inventory management inside their warehouses. The drones would be used for monitoring inventories by flying throughout the warehouse and scanning items in order to see what is running low. The New York Times recently got a demonstration of the use of drones in a Walmart warehouse facility in Fayetteville, Ark. In the demonstration, a drone was navigated up and down an isle containing boxes packed nearly to the ceiling. Taking “30 images per second” it is clear to see the power of the use of drones in a warehouse especially since Shekar Natarajan, the vice president of last mile and emerging science explained that this process using the drones could catalog the same amount of information in one day that takes the average employee up to a month. The downside of course of using these drones would be the loss of jobs that would inevitably come along with it. However, Walmart has noted this possibility and may still be able to use the employees in other positions in the warehouse. Because the regulation of delivery drones is still not cast in iron, it may not be anytime soon we see a drone landing on our front porches. However, inside use is in the foreseeable future for Walmart, with the company hoping to have them flying in the warehouses within the next six to nine months.