Where do you go when you need hardware solutions for your UAVs?
Bob Schmidt is the Founder and President of UAV Propulsion Tech, an unmanned aerial vehicle hardware solution provider of nearly everything having to with UAVs. The company markets global UAV technology to the defense and commercial UAV markets. These include commercial off the shelf (COTs) and custom hardware solutions that are flying on several high-end global UAV platforms.
Bob has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (rom Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central MI University, and has over 30 years industry experience in automotive propulsion/fuel systems and aerospace UAV hardware solutions. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Bob talks about UAV Propulsion Tech, the UAV hardware supply market and he provides his perspective on the growth of the drone industry.
Is it possible to deliver packages with drones under current Part 107 rules?
Today’s two guests say they already have. Both are from DroneUp, a drone services company that provides end-to-end aerial data solutions by matching a organization’s data collection and delivery needs with the right hardware, software, training, pilots, and program integration requirements. Brendan Stewart is the Training Director responsible for training and program development for enterprise and public safety clients. Joe Fuller is CIO and designs aerial data capture and processing for clients to ensure a return on investment in their drone projects.
In early April of this year, the duo led a series of tests to demonstrate package deliveries by drones under Part 107 regulations. Over the span of 3 days, the exercises focused on delivery to residential and commercial areas with the aim of identifying best practices for safe operations. In this edition of the Drone Raido Show, Brendan and Joe talk about Drone Up, the Last Mile Drone Delivery Challenge and the lessons learned from the demonstration project.
How do you make drone data actionable?
Jono Millin is co-founder and CCO of DroneDeploy, a cloud-based software company that specializes in building solutions for mapping business assets with drones. DroneDeploy powers tens of thousands of commercial drone operators from 160 countries to make automated, high-resolution 2D maps and 3D models . At Drone Deploly, Jono is responsible for the overall customer experience of the DroneDeploy platform. He has a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Rhodes University.
In this episode of the Drone Radio Show Podcast, Jono talks about DroneDeploy, the successful growth of drones in the agricultural sector and he share some insights into how make the conversation around the data to engage customers in decision making.
Learn Drone Racing Via The Internet
Marque Cornblatt is the Founder and CEO of the Aerial Sports League, a worldwide leader in drone sports, entertainment and media. Since 2015, the Aerial Sports League has has hosted over 1,000,000 spectators at live events, has earned over 8.5 million video views and over 50,000 social media followers. The League pioneered fun drone education and has taught thousands of new pilots to build & fly drones through events, meetups and STEAM education programs. The Aerial Sports League is also the founder of the Museum of Future Sports, a STEAM education organization focusing on tech enabled sports and equitable tech literacy for all kids.
In addition to being the CEO of the Aerial Sports League, Marque has created award-winning art and media for years, earning millions of social media followers and viewers. His kinetic art and short films have been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Jose Museum of Art & The San Jose Tech Museum and he recently celebrated 25 years as an artist with a major East Coast retrospective. He is often cited as a pioneering researcher in the field of telepresence robotics, and has twice been a TEDx presenter.
His latest innovation is a virtual summer drone racing boot camp that can be experienced from the safety of home, hosted, coached and taught by some of the biggest names in professional drone sports. In this edition of the drone radio show, Marque talks about the Aerial Sports League, the Virtual Drone Racing Boot Camp and the future of drone sports and entertainment.
What’s the market for long-distance drone delivery service?
Daniel Buchmueller is CTO of Volansi. Volansi builds and operates long-range, high-payload unmanned aerial systems for various applications, helping their customers save millions of dollars on down-time costs. The company operates two remote piloted drones capable of delivering payloads up to 350 miles. Before joining Volansi, Daniel was Vice President and Head of Drone Cargo at Airbus, and before that, he was co-founder of Amazon Prime Air. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Daniel talks about Volansi’s long-distance drone service, the Voly C-10 and M-20 long-distance delivery drones and how the company successfully found a niche serving clients engaged in operations located in remote areas.