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Commercial Drones FM

May 10, 2018

Nightingale Security is a robotic aerial security company - not a traditional drone company. But they do make robotic aerial security platforms (drones) and fleet management software that their clients deploy to help protect their assets and integrate with their existing security teams.

Jack Wu is the co-founder and CEO...


Apr 26, 2018

Skydio is a very special drone company with a thought-provoking inaugural product. R1, the company's first drone, costs $2,499, is fully autonomous, and it's marketed mainly to hobbyists.

So why does a startup's initial product, targeted for consumers, have me so excited? Well, the answer is not what their technology is...


Apr 12, 2018

The drone industry report for Q1 2018, brought to you by Commercial Drones FM. Get briefed on the most important and newsworthy happenings from the previous quarter in the drone industry—all in less than 20-minutes.

Covered topics include drone hardware, drone software, regulations, drone delivery, funding, mergers...


Mar 28, 2018

Today, March 28th, 2018, DJI have announced the availability and launch of their Payload SDK.

This is important news for the drone industry since it now means that different sensors, regardless of manufacturer, can now integrate directly into DJI drone platforms, as if they were native.

Previously, sensor manufacturers...


Mar 15, 2018

Michael Cohen is CEO of Industrial Skyworks, a Toronto-based drone inspection software and services company.

Michael teaches Ian about the "just drone" problem, where if you provide industrial inspection services (or nearly any remote sensing services) with *just* a drone and don't pay attention to how to actually...