Odds are, you are familiar with drones and are aware of their primary use. While some leverage drones for aerial surveillance or just for recreational use, agricultural proprietors are slowly recognizing the monumental impact unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could have on land management. Drones are now a part the wave of next-gen farming, a trend also known as smart farming, a holistic, software-centric approach to long-standing growing traditions.
CES or Consumer Electronic Showcase is produced and owned by the CTA or the Consumer Technology Association. It is the world’s meeting place for all tech enthusiasts and those who wants to have a business in that area. It is the providing ground for breakthrough technologies and for innovators for the last 50 years, and it is the stage where innovations are introduced to the global marketplace.
InterDrone is the largest commercial drone conference in North America. This was the event’s fourth year and 3rd time in Las Vegas. With over 3,500 attendees from all around the world and over 150 commercial vendors, I’d say the conference is here to stay.
Distributed Sky team has been developing software tools that help organize the market for autonomous drone services for the past two years. In 2018 it became clear that a UAS traffic management (UTM) system is the major next step the drone industry needs to go through to unlock the full potential of autonomous drones.