Drone Industry Updates from AUVSI 2017 – Current and Predicted Trends

For the last seven years, I’ve been privileged enough to take part in the excitement and experience of AUVSI’s largest unmanned aircraft exposition on the planet, now known as XPONENTIAL. Each year is different. Where years ago military UAS and ground robotics dominated the show floor and law enforcement provided the substance of the educational[…]

2017 – The Drone Industry Turns to Verticals

A Slow Evolution Characterized by Rapid Technological Change I’ve had the luxury to be a part of this rapidly evolving drone community now for nearly a decade, and throughout that time lots has changed. I’ve met visionaries of volumetrics, chewed the fat with regulators and legislators, and provided reviewed research that drove real decisions in[…]

Drones Inspections for the Energy Sector

 UAS Inspections for the Energy Sector Last week we looked at the First Responders and Crisis Management applications for unmanned systems as an introduction to a new series on use cases for UAS (you can find that introduction post HERE). This is the second part in that series and one that will shine some light[…]

The Game Changing Drone Announcement Nobody is Talking About

When Google enters into a new market it makes headlines and of course we have all heard about GoogleX’s Project Wing. Their “business case” advertisement in Australia, delivery a rawhide to a beautiful ranch hound makes for great video and good promotion. Their Project Loon, which had intended to bring internet disseminating, balloon based systems[…]