Inside Unmanned Systems

APR-MAY 2017

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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23 unmanned systems inside April/May 2017 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. market, has put pressure on prices and helped drive them down. As a result, sell- ing prices for drones will decline in the next few years, he said, although the total revenue will grow significantly. To be successful, companies will need to adapt to the changes, Dubreuil said, and provide customers with the end-to- end solutions that will truly change the way they run their businesses. "At the beginning, everyone wanted to buy a drone and play with it. They don't want to play anymore," Dubreuil said. "They want a solution that reduces costs or increases reliability or has bet- ter results so they can make better de- cisions. The players are changing. You can't be the best in inspection or cinema and provide the same system for map- ping or package delivery." And of course technology will con- tinue to evolve, with a bigger focus on software solutions that provide clients with actionable data that helps them save time and money. "The drone industry is a big melt- ing pot of technology," Wackwitz said. "Every time there's a breakthrough someone will adopt that breakthrough, even if it's in a different field. The speed of drone technology development is so high because there's so much input from so many industries. You see the disrup- tive potential and we're just on the sur- face. We're two minutes into the game of the whole drone market." THE DRONE INDUSTRY IS A BIG MELTING POT OF TECHNOLOGY. EVERY TIME THERE'S A BREAKTHROUGH SOMEONE WILL ADOPT THAT BREAKTHROUGH, EVEN IF IT'S IN A DIFFERENT FIELD. THE SPEED OF DRONE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IS SO HIGH BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH INPUT FROM SO MANY INDUSTRIES. YOU SEE THE DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL AND WE'RE JUST ON THE SURFACE. WE'RE TWO MINUTES INTO THE GAME OF THE WHOLE DRONE MARKET." Kay Wackwitz, CEO and founder, Drone Industry Insights " Boost profi ts This UAV will make your business fl y Contact to get your UAV surveying solution Increase productivity and effi ciency of your surveying missions The multi-rotor UAV Aibot X6 Version 2 captures data of a 24 acres construction site within minutes. Thanks to Aibotix AiProFlight you will automise data acquisition processes and save up to 80% of your mission time compared to conventional surveying methods. Capture reality and get the best out of your data with the Aibotix surveying and mapping workfl ows. Combine the best technology of Leica Geosystems and Aibotix. make your business fl y Aibotix GmbH | Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 14 | 34131 Kassel | Germany | | +49. (0)561. 473 949 0

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