Drones for Hire - The newest eyes in the sky are drawing attention of power companies and conservation groups, and the ACLU.
AUVSI attendees in Las Vegas were quite eager to hear University of Alaska's Greg Walker, director of the Unmanned Aircraft Program, tell them that during a January 2012 fuel shortage in Nome, the FAA granted an airport-proximity exemption for a drone.
Aeryon Labs co-founders sit down with the University of Waterloo.
Dave Kroetsch and Michael Peasgood started playing with flying robots as undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo. After graduating, they found a market hungry for a reliable eye in the sky.
"The Halton Regional Police Service started using the Aeryon Scout for collision reconstruction but, as detective Dave Banks of Halton's Forensic Services now explains, they are now finding many other uses for the versatile device. 'We have used it for six search and rescue missions with the thermal imaging FLIR camera at night.'
Aeryon Labs partner, Datron World Communications, recently discussed the Scout sUAS with Defense Review at the HALO Counter-Terrorism Summit 2012 in San Diego. Datron World Communications sells the Scout under a private label agreement as the 'Datron Scout'. A short excerpt of the article is included directly below - and the full article can be found on the Defense Review website.
Dave Kroetsch, President and cofounder of Aeryon Labs Inc. speaks to 3D Visualisation World on the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in providing high quality imagery for 3D and 4D applications. In the interview, Dave also touches on how the company was started and how the Scout distinguishes itself from other micro-UAV`s in the market. The Scout precisely georeferences and integrates images taken to produce 2D orthomosaics and 3D models. Its design allows the Scout to fly lower and slower than manned aircraft allowing it to capture extremely detailed imagery making it perfectly suited for 3D modelling and analysis.