What are your biggest goals in the field of unmanned systems over the next few years?
To help deploy the use of UAV technology across some of the world’s biggest companies and ensure they are able to use the technology effectively at scale. Also to help enable an ecosystem of compatible hardware and software that allows companies to easily tailor vehicles to new types of applications.
Where do you see the industry going in the next decade?
We see the commercial market overtaking both the consumer and military markets and the use of UAVs becoming commonplace across many industry sectors. In 10 years, people will be shocked at how they ever did their jobs without UAVs in the past.
What role do you see your company playing in that future?
We see ourselves as the key technology enabler which will allow the widespread commercial use to be effective and efficient. Providing all of the common infrastructure needed to enable successful commercial applications.
What do you see as major challenges to the unmanned systems industry?
Regulations and the advancements of key technologies like sense and avoid. For this market to flourish, we need the ability to fly beyond line of sight and to fly over populated areas. Key technologies like sense and avoid will need to be developed to a point where they are commercially available.
What makes AUVSI membership attractive to your company?
AUVSI members make up the entirety of the industry, and it is critical that we all stand together to advocate for the change that is necessary for the industry to thrive. AUVSI needs to be our united voice.