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[…]

Drones are an Opportunity, not a Solution

The most vital aspect of a successful drone business is not the drone itself. It is  everything that follows the drone for integration. As they say, business is business, and while many large organizations are now beginning to see how drones can help them, their full understanding hasn’t quite shaped up. While engineers and scientist are[…]

Situational Awareness: Promoting Information Processing During Stressful Events

Situational awareness – SA, locative cognition, third-person mental modeling are all names for a very important understanding of unmanned flight. One of the greatest challenges for manned and unmanned pilots is in understanding their environment, processing extremely important information, continuing to access less vital but still important information, and using all sensory inputs to develop[…]

California’s Unlawful and Unhelpful SB 142

California Drone Entrepreneurs – watch out – California legislators may be determining your fate as we speak. California’s Senate Bill 142 (SB 142) introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of the 19th District earlier this year has passed both the Privacy Committee of the General Assembly and the Senate. Hearings yesterday brought the issues to a[…]