Amazon's recent UAV parcel delivery concept has generated renewed interest in future applications for small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS). Although, this specific application will require overcoming both technology and regulatory challenges, it has reinforced the wide range of applications for which sUAS currently offer significant advantages in time, cost, accuracy, and safety over traditional alternatives including manned aircraft or ground crews.
The Aeryon Scout™, sUAS, was chosen as a safer, more efficient method to inspect a bridge that is part of the Kan-Etsu Expressway in Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan.
The following is a brief translation of the original story published by NHK News.
In the Waterloo Region Record Technology Spotlight 2013 magazine, it’s the people behind Aeryon sUAS that are featured, as well as the Aeryon Scout and Aeryon SkyRanger. The following is an excerpt from the article:
A ping pong table is set up among lamp-lit workstations stacked with electronic components at Aeryon Labs’ offices in the north end of Waterloo. It’s a scene that’s not uncommon in Waterloo Region’s tech sector.
This Canadian Press (CP) video highlights how drones can do more good than harm. In the interview, Ian McDonald, VP Product & Marketing talks about how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are currently used in a variety of commercial and public safety applications, including wildlife studies and traffic-accident reconstruction.
Sean McCabe joins Aeryon Labs with extensive engineering and operations leadership experience – most recently as Director of Program Management - China for BlackBerry.