DroneComm 2015: Pics Above the Clouds

If you wanted to know about the future of commercial drones, Atlanta was the place to be last week.

Light Reading held its first ever conference on drone applications at the the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta on Wednesday.

The DroneComm 2015: Comms Above The Clouds event focused on communications and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. We had speakers from NASA as well as top startups in the field like 3D Robotics and Precision Hawk.

Click below for a taste of the drone show!

These Aren't the Drones You're Looking For!
Light Reading CEO Stephen Saunders poses alongside a Sikorsky helicopter at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta, Ga.
Light Reading CEO Stephen Saunders poses alongside a Sikorsky helicopter at the Unmanned Systems 2015 show in Atlanta, Ga.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

Susan Fourtané 6/20/2015 | 5:50:49 AM
Re: bringing the event to more cities nasimson, good idea. I would also like to have more information about those drones. -Susan
nasimson 5/30/2015 | 10:46:31 PM
bringing the event to more cities Eds,

Thank you for the coverage. Can you please share exhibitor profile? It will really help some of us who could not attend it.

Are you planning to bring the event to more cities?
DHagar 5/13/2015 | 1:10:02 PM
Re: Drones Pics Above the Clouds danielcawrey, definitely, there needs to be a "secure" platform from which to permit, foster, and use this intelligence.  Maybe we need drones to spy on drones?

Seriously, it will only be beneficial if there are effective regulations that govern the responsible use of drones, AI, sensors, etc.  It seems as if technology is operating at a much faster speed than the policies, regulatory framework, etc., to adequately address the new issues that technology is creating.  If we carefully examine the new opportunities and layer them on the foundations of security, privacy, etc., it should work out well and be beneficial.
kq4ym 5/13/2015 | 12:40:28 PM
Re: DroneComm It's going to be a very interesting next few years as the FAA gears up for regulating drones and NASA and others  hope to join the airspace above us with all the commercial operators hopefull for less regulation rather than more.
henrylami69 5/13/2015 | 11:49:51 AM
DroneComm Thank you Dan that's very interesting. I'm using some of différents informations about Drone for my graduation's presentation. Happy to discover your publication.
danielcawrey 5/12/2015 | 9:33:55 PM
Re: Drones: Pics Above the Clouds I think consumer drones are really cool. At the same time, one does have to worry that this technology is going to be used in nefarious ways. 

With the progression of technology, there's a lot to be concerned about. Startups often don't heed old regulations, which can be problematic sometimes. I think drones, AI and robotics will be areas that may become concerning. 
DHagar 5/12/2015 | 8:44:10 PM
Re: Drones: Pics Above the Clouds Susan, thanks.  I like the melons as well - the vegetable slicer may fit!  I think we are in for new shapes/designs.
Susan Fourtané 5/12/2015 | 8:39:42 PM
Drone applications Dan, what do the multi-rotor Drone America UAV and the Whirlybird do? -Susan
Susan Fourtané 5/12/2015 | 8:36:37 PM
Re: Drones: Pics Above the Clouds I also like the Whirlybird, DHagar, and that melon gazpacho looks interesting. :) -Susan
DHagar 5/12/2015 | 4:13:20 PM
Re: Drones: Pics Above the Clouds Dan, good examples of the technology advancement.  I believe that drones will become more common as soon as we start using them in routine roles.  It's interesting that the show last week suggests that is right around the corner.  I think they offer the opportunity to support us in a variety of ways, as soon as commercially available.

I believe we will find valuable uses for drones, sensors, robotics, etc.  Note:  I like the whirlybird.
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