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Revolutionizing Aerial Surveying and Emergency Response: An Interview with Josh O’Leary of AirWise Solutions

Monday, May 13th, 2024

In an enlightening interview, Josh O’Leary, the Chief Technology Officer at AirWise Solutions, discussed the innovative technologies and applications that his company is spearheading in the drone industry. AirWise Solutions has been at the forefront of developing advanced tools for airspace awareness, regulatory compliance, and operational efficiency, particularly in commercial and public safety sectors.

With the UASidekick app you can easily view details for a location including airspace information, weather conditions, and B4UFLY compliance.


Innovating Precision: Calian GNSS Advances in Smart Antenna Technology

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

In a recent interview at Xponential 2024 Conference, Gord Echlin, Director of Business Development for Director of Business Development at Calian, shared insights into the company’s cutting-edge developments in GNSS technology and its impact across various sectors.

Calian: A Multifaceted Enterprise

Calian stands out as a substantial multi-sector entity engaged in defense, satellite systems, and health sectors, among others. Originally known as Tallysman Wireless, the division Echlin represents specializes in GNSS antennas, smart antennas, and telematic systems.

Street cleaning Robot —
Robot using Dual Band High Precision Smart GNSS Antenna for street maintenance audit history


Shearwater Aerospace Revolutionizes Drone Operations with AI

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

In an insightful discussion with Chad Armstrong, CEO of Shearwater Aerospace, I explored the innovative strides his company is making in the drone industry. During our interview at a recent technology conference, Armstrong shared his passion for leveraging natural phenomena to enhance drone endurance and efficiency, a pioneering approach inspired by the remarkable flight capabilities of shearwater birds.

Smart Planning module integrated with Lockheed Martin’s VCSi ground control software

Innovation Inspired by Nature

Shearwater Aerospace, not to be confused with its digital footprint at, draws its name and inspiration from the shearwater bird, known for its incredible annual migration covering 64,000 kilometers. Armstrong explained that the endurance of these birds sparked the idea to develop advanced AI-powered flight optimization and automation software aimed at significantly improving drone operational efficiency.

“Our focus has always been on endurance, emulating how birds leverage wind power to achieve astonishing feats of flight duration,” Armstrong said. This inspiration led to the development of the company’s flagship platform, Smart FlightTM, which enables a single operator to manage multiple drones simultaneously.


Pioneering STEM Education with Drones: A Conversation with Hansol Hong, CEO of Robolink

Friday, April 26th, 2024

At the recent Xponential 2024 Conference, I had the pleasure of speaking with Hansol Hong, the CEO of Robolink, a company at the forefront of integrating drones into STEM education. Founded over a decade ago, Robolink has made significant strides in making STEM learning exciting and practical by using drones as a primary teaching tool.

CoDrone EDU

Robolink’s impact is substantial, with their programs currently being implemented in approximately 4,000 U.S. schools and expanding globally. Hansol explained that their educational approach uses drones to teach coding and robotics in a practical, hands-on way that resonates with students. “When students program our drones, they see their code come to life as the drones move according to their instructions,” Hansol said. This dynamic method of learning not only engages students but also helps them understand complex concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Robolink curriculum includes both hardware—the drones and their accessories—and the software needed to program them. Moreover, the company provides comprehensive learning materials for both students and teachers, ensuring that educators are well-prepared to guide their students through the coursework.


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