Developing a New Program for Drone Operations

Overcoming Hurdles Through Planning  After developing new small UAS programs for nearly 7 years in a variety of capacities, you begin to see many of the same problems facing new programs. Whether leveraging the resources and support of the University of Southern California to create curriculum for search and rescue, SMS, and program management, or[…]

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[…]

Top 4 Takeaways from AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016 – New Orleans

My intro will be short and quick for this one so we can get to the good stuff! I go to AUVSI (now XPONENTIAL) every year. It’s my favorite of the drone shows to date, and has the best participation from industry, regulators, and international heavy hitters. I’m sharing notes about my trip to XPONENTIAL[…]