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Why Drones are the Future of IoT

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Unmanned Aircraft (a.k.a. drones) are finding their way into IoT implementations. This presentation explains what’s driving the adoption and how drones relate to IoT and cloud data.

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Why Drones are the Future of IoT

  1. 1. November, 2014 Colin Snow CEO and Founder Why Drones Are The Future of IoT
  2. 2. IoT WANT TO TALK TO A LOCOMOTIVE? YOLOCO WANT TO TALK TO A DRONE? Image credit: GE
  3. 3. Why? Drones are the future of IoT because they: – are not static – are deployable – can carry flexible payloads – can be re-programmable in mission – can measure just about anything, anywhere
  4. 4. Hobby Open-source Mass produced Cheap Commercial applications [Cloud device] Extensible High ROI Specialized use Proprietary Custom made Expensive A new kind of drone
  5. 5. Aircraft Sensors/Payloads Ground Control & Communications SoftwareAvionics Unmanned ‘systems’ Commercial Applications
  6. 6. Multirotor
  7. 7. Fixed wing
  8. 8. Fact or Fiction? It’s possible to run a drone in France from your smartphone in California.
  9. 9. Deployable • Cloud control for drones • Addressable smart drone management platform controls multiple drones, from anywhere, on any device. • Founded 2013 • San Francisco based
  10. 10. Deployable 4G telemetry device enables any drone with real-time data transmission, processing and sharing
  11. 11. Control a fleet Runs missions anywhere in the world Multiple drones
  12. 12. Flexible payloads • Unmanned aerial systems and remote sensing company • Founded in 2010 • Provides an end-to-end solution for aerial data gathering, processing and analysis across a wide range of civilian industries • Operates out of offices in Indianapolis, Raleigh, and Toronto
  13. 13. Flexible payloads Hot-swappable sensors
  14. 14. Reprogrammable in-mission • Swiss company based in Cheseaux- Lausanne. • Founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the EPFL - based Laboratory of Intelligence Systems • Develop, assemble and market autonomous mini-drones and related software solutions for civil professional applications such as accurate mapping of mining sites, quarries, forests, construction sites, crops, etc.
  15. 15. Reprogrammable in-mission
  16. 16. Measure just about anything LiDAR unit Image credit: Phoenix Aerial Systems, Velodyne Lidar
  17. 17. Measure just about anything Image credit: Section 3D, Jason Amadori.com, Eliminates multiple sensors Cloud based dynamic models
  18. 18. Thank you Learn more: • Web http://droneanalyst.com • Twitter @droneanalyst • Email colin@droneanalyst.com

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