April 21, 2015
[section_dd][column_dd span=’12’][text_dd]Sean Varah of MotionDSP, Eric Cheng of DJI, Nick Pilkington of DroneDeploy Discuss How Drones are Moving from Hobbyist to Commercial Applications, and How Drone Video Data can Help Transform a Variety of Industries
[April 21, 2015]: Small Unmanned Systems Business (sUSB) Expo, San Francisco, CA—Drones are clearly capturing the attention of consumers as well as a variety of large commercial markets, and the sUSB Expo will highlight a number of thought leaders and experts in the burgeoning drone industry, April 29 through May 1, 2015 at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. To register for $200, please visit sUSB Expo’s website.
In addition to a variety of highly anticipated speakers, the sUSB Expo will showcase an expert panel on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 4:10p.m. Moderated by Robert Scoble, and including panelists Sean Varah, founder and CEO of MotionDSP, Eric Cheng, DJI GM and SF Director of Aerial Imaging, and Nicholas Pilkington, co-founder and CTO DroneDeploy, the panel, “Drones: The Transition from Consumer to Prosumer,” will share a number of industry examples where drones are being used to answer critical questions through the use of expert video footage captured, with examples of how computer vision software can help automate and extract clear truth from drone video footage.
“Drones are being used for a variety of reasons, from helping save lives to fixing infrastructure to farming,” said Robert Scoble, Futurist at Rackspace. “Of course, everyone is familiar with military use, and the hobbyists have been perfecting drones for years, but now, we’re seeing high end drones that can withstand heavy winds, carry heavier camera equipment, and take better video for commercial purposes. I look forward to the Expo, and connecting with leaders in the drone industry to see what’s being advanced in the commercial drone market.”
“Of course, we’re excited about this year’s show, our line up of speakers, as well as this panel we’ve put together for our attendees,” said Patrick Egan, conference organizer and the managing partner at sUAS News.“At the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition we cover many of the commercial and business drone applications including mapping, search & rescue, aerial photography, and more. We don’t cover any military or police applications as our focus is on making the world a better and more inclusive place.”
The trend in the field of drones over the last few years has grown from hobbyists flying drones to major commercial organizations using drones for advancing data collection in industries like agriculture, oil & gas, real estate, videography, security, inspection, surveying, and others. The value is fast becoming the drone video data being collected, and industries are taking advantage of computer vision software to exploit the data, in order to find answers to specific questions and solve critical problems.
“Turning drone video and images into actionable information is the next big trend in the drone enterprise,” said Sean Varah of founder and CEO of MotionDSP. “We need to think about how to process all this data and extract the critical information so commercial business can get the answers they need from drones.”
MotionDSP is a leading provider of advanced imaging processing and computer vision software that helps commercial organizations and governments extract critical information from real-time video to answer high stakes questions. MotionDSP