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The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the commercial drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—guides you in discovering the people who power the drone industry, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today.

The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the commercial drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—guides you in discovering the people who power the drone industry, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today.
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The commercial drone industry is projected to be worth more than $20 billion in the next 10 years. Commercial Drones FM is the podcast for the commercial drone industry. Your host, Ian Smith—a helicopter pilot and international drone operator—guides you in discovering the people who power the drone industry, the concepts that drive it, and the global industries who already use drones in their businesses today.

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#080 - senseFly's Newest Drones - eBee X and ANAFI Work

9/20/2018
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In September 2018, Parrot Group's senseFly released some exciting new professional drones - the eBee X and the ANAFI Work - along with several new camera options. Jean-Thomas Célette, Chief Strategy & Product Officer at Parrot Group, joins Ian to provide an overview of the new drones and camera options from senseFly. New senseFly products include: eBee X drone ANAFI Work drone Aeria X camera Duet T camera S.O.D.A. 3D camera

Duration:00:34:52

#079 - Expedition: Too Hot For Snot

8/29/2018
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Experience the story behind the expedition to capture the world's first thermal, radiometric images of humpback whales' blowholes with drones. This is Expedition: Too Hot For Snot. Host Ian Smith takes you aboard the R/V Cachelot, a research vessel operated by Ocean Alliance. With drones and thermal cameras in tow, Ian—along with Dr. Iain Kerr, the Ocean Alliance crew, and Randall Warnas of FLIR—depart from Gloucester, Massachusetts in search of humpback whales.

Duration:00:27:23

#078 - Kittyhawk, Round 2: $5M Funding For Drone Operations

8/17/2018
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Josh Ziering (JZ) and Josh Pruitt of San Francisco software startup, Kittyhawk, join Ian for a roundtable discussion. The trio chat about recent drone industry news like Section 336, the company's recent $5 million funding, and what the future has in store for Kittyhawk and the drone industry as a whole.

Duration:00:34:50

#077 - A Drone Industry Perspective from Drone Radio Show

8/2/2018
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Ian Smith, host of Commercial Drones FM podcast, joins Randy Goers' Drone Radio Show as a guest to talk about what has happened in the commercial drone industry over the past 2-years from 2016 to 2018.

Duration:00:47:03

#076 - Drone Services with DroneBase CEO, Dan Burton

7/19/2018
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DroneBase is one of the world's largest, professional drone service provider networks. Think of it as "Uber for drone pilots". If you need a drone operator to come accomplish a mission for you, chances are, you can get one through DroneBase. Dan Burton is CEO of DroneBase and has been leading the charge at the Southern California-based company since its inception. The company has grown to become a premier name in the DSP (drone service provider) space and represents an approach that can...

Duration:00:43:45

#075 - Drone Industry Review: Q2 2018

7/6/2018
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The drone industry report for Q2 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 and acquisitions, and more.

Duration:00:22:03

#074 - Drone Inspection Software with Ken Falk

6/21/2018
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Drone-based inspections are rocketing in popularity. Businesses are employing drones en masse to help analyze the health of their assets. As onboard sensors and hardware improve, the software that facilitates many of the actual visual inspection activities continues to advance. Ken Falk is CEO and founder of Scopito, a software company from Denmark specializing in helping their clients accomplish efficient drone-based inspections. Ken and Ian speak about why drone inspection software is...

Duration:00:24:11

#073 - All About Drones from The Drawing Board

6/6/2018
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Hear host Ian Smith answer questions about drones on a podcast instead of always being the one asking them. This week's episode of CDFM is a syndication of Udacity's, The Drawing Board podcast, titled, "All About Drones." Ian is joined by Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio where the two talk... all about drones.

Duration:00:28:39

#072 - Why Ford Is Building Drones with Adi Singh

5/24/2018
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Why is Ford, a legacy automobile company, building drones? Adi Singh, Principal Scientist for UAV Systems at Ford's Silicon Valley office, explains all the ways that Ford is researching and planning on using drones in their global business. And it's not just flying cars.

Duration:00:40:47

#071 - Security Drones with Jack Wu, CEO of Nightingale Security

5/10/2018
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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 of Nightingale Security.

Duration:00:29:48

#070 - Fully Autonomous Drones with Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio

4/25/2018
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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 currently capable of, but what it represents for the future of commercial drones. When designing R1, Skydio took a unique philosophical approach to what's currently...

Duration:00:44:54

#069 - Drone Industry Review: Q1 2018

4/12/2018
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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 and acquisitions, and more. Get the full Q1 2018 drone industry review episode transcript below.

Duration:00:24:06

#068 - DJI's New Payload SDK with DJI, FLIR, and SLANTRANGE

3/28/2018
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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 had to essentially bolt their products directly onto the drone, meaning that the sensor itself wasn’t even able to access critical metadata from the flight, like altitude,...

Duration:00:53:16

#067 - The "Just Drone" Problem with Michael Cohen

3/15/2018
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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 deliver, present, and derive value from the data, the entire mission and final deliverables can essentially be rendered useless to the customer. Michael and Ian also discuss...

Duration:00:27:56

#066 - Drones In A Box with Percepto's Dor Abuhasira

3/1/2018
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What is a drone in a box and why is it important? A drone-in-a-box is essentially a drone that lives inside of a box (stay with me here) and the box is deployed in a specific area, out in the wild, for an extended period of time. The box may have a power source hooked up to it or use solar panels to store power for recharging the drone. The drone, which, of course, lives in the box, will make scheduled flights and fly out of the box automatically to fly a mission and then return to charge...

Duration:00:33:13

#065 - Drone Solution Selling with Topcon's Dave Henderson

2/14/2018
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Commercial Drones FM podcast brings you Dave Henderson, Director of Sales, Geospatial Solutions, for Topcon Positioning systems. This episode covers drone solution selling and an overview of Topcon's drone hardware and software products. Dave Henderson’s career in the positioning business spans three decades. Prior to joining Topcon Positioning Systems, Dave held several industry positions as a District & Regional Sales Manager of Surveying, GPS & GIS mapping products. Henderson’s primary...

Duration:00:20:21

#064 - AUVSI's Role In The Drone Industry with Brian Wynne

1/31/2018
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Brian Wynne is President and CEO of AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the unmanned systems and robotics industry through communication, education, and leadership. Believe it or not, AUVSI was founded in 1972 when the use of target drones as reconnaissance assets during the Vietnam War prompted a group of U.S. Air Force officers and contractors in Dayton, Ohio to form the National...

Duration:00:28:55

#063 - Drone Industry Review: Q4 2017

1/18/2018
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The drone industry report for Q4 2017, brought to you by Commercial Drones FM. Get briefed on the most important and newsworthy happenings from the previous quarter in the drone industry. Covered topics include drone hardware, drone software, regulations, drone delivery, funding, & more.

Duration:00:15:34

#062 - FAA UAS Integration with Major General Hoot Gibson

1/4/2018
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Major General Marke "Hoot" Gibson was Senior Advisor, UAS Integration at the FAA during a critical, two-year period of explosive growth for the drone industry. Very recently, Hoot has moved on from his FAA role and settled into being the first CEO of the NUAIR Alliance, a UAS test site in Syracuse, New York. During his time at the FAA, Hoot drew from his vast wealth of experience as a decorated A-10 Warthog pilot in the U.S. Air Force to advise the Administration on integration efforts of...

Duration:00:30:58

#061 - An Exclusive Conversation With DJI On Drone Data Security

12/21/2017
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DJI is, by far, the world's largest drone company. Recently, there have been a slew of controversial reports and conversations about the Chinese drone giant in the media, across social channels, and in boardrooms. From allegedly sharing data from U.S.-based drones with the Chinese government, to potential legal action against a security researcher who was part of their bug bounty program. Choosing Commercial Drones FM as the channel in which to further discuss these topics, Michael Perry,...

Duration:00:43:42