The robotic sensing industry is about to explode in 2017, are you ready? #colbyagtech @RupprechtLaw @droneanalyst

Farming around the world continues respond to the advances in technology.  Arguably remote sensing using small unmanned aerial systems as been the hot topic and for good reason.   

Recently I had the opportunity to join Jim Love from Becks Hybrids to discuss what we have learned using drones over the past few years during a webinar hosted by DroneDeploy.  The team at DroneDeploy has really done a great job educating people on the practical UAS applications without the added costs by using basic systems with just an RGB camera.  They had over 2000+ sign up to join this webinar, see the link below to watch the recording. 

If you missed this webinar hosted by DroneDeploy click HERE to watch it. 

If you missed this webinar hosted by DroneDeploy click HERE to watch it. 

This is the drone we talk about in the webinar to start with, FlyingAg's Phantom 4 Kit, $1890.

This is the drone we talk about in the webinar to start with, FlyingAg's Phantom 4 Kit, $1890.

Most importantly the Federal Aviation Administration has officially released the NEW Part 107 rules for commercial drone use.  Best place to learn is from my friends at Rupprecht Law, follow this link to learn all about it.   Please, get educated BEFORE you take to the skies.   Fact is simple, if you fly to make commerical decisions OR for revenue you need to have a 333 Exception or fly under Part 107 with a remote pilot license.  www.knowbeforeyoufly.org 

It's exciting to know that lots of great companies around the world are working at 110% for 2017.   Stay tuned for MUCH more. 

Here's the short list of just some of the newest technology, ENJOY!  

FlyingAg Matrice Pro Kit w/ Slantrange camera system.   This solution has infield processing capabilities, impressive option in 2017.

FlyingAg Matrice Pro Kit w/ Slantrange camera system.   This solution has infield processing capabilities, impressive option in 2017.

Sample of data set from Slantrange, notice the yellow box on the problem area.   (Thanks Bill)

Sample of data set from Slantrange, notice the yellow box on the problem area.   (Thanks Bill)

Left: Stock DJI X3 camera. Right: NEW DJI DJI Zenmuse Z3 camera with integrated zoom.

Left: Stock DJI X3 camera. Right: NEW DJI DJI Zenmuse Z3 camera with integrated zoom.

These two photos show the power of the zoom lens!   

These two photos show the power of the zoom lens!   

The new ZOOM camera will have lots of other uses... impressive. 

The new ZOOM camera will have lots of other uses... impressive. 

FlyingAg's Matrice w/ NEW FLIR Thermal camera. 

FlyingAg's Matrice w/ NEW FLIR Thermal camera

DJI Go App operating the FLIR Thermal sensor, LIVE view. 

DJI Go App operating the FLIR Thermal sensor, LIVE view. 

Great new kit from PrecisionHawk, which features DJI Matrice M100 with DataMapper software.  This kit has been well received from the guys using it. 

Great new kit from PrecisionHawk, which features DJI Matrice M100 with DataMapper software.  This kit has been well received from the guys using it. 

Priced at $10,900 w/ Parrot Sequoia Sensor, here's the new SenseFly eBee SQ.   Excited to see this along with latest software Atlas Software from Micasense (see below). 

Priced at $10,900 w/ Parrot Sequoia Sensor, here's the new SenseFly eBee SQ.   Excited to see this along with latest software Atlas Software from Micasense (see below). 

Example of imagery using Sequoia Sensor w/ Atlas software.   (Thanks Nolan)

Example of imagery using Sequoia Sensor w/ Atlas software.   (Thanks Nolan)

Can't wait to get my hands on this NEW fixed wing ship, released earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vagas the NEW Parrot Disco!   I have one on order, review soon! 

Can't wait to get my hands on this NEW fixed wing ship, released earlier this year at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vagas the NEW Parrot Disco!   I have one on order, review soon! 

NEW recently leaked DJI Industrial ship called "Wind 1" stay tuned for more on this one! 

NEW recently leaked DJI Industrial ship called "Wind 1" stay tuned for more on this one! 

 

 

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