XPONENTIAL Stories May 10

During the AUVSI Xponential 2019 show, we had the chance to talk with three members of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina DoT turned to drones to make visible not only the storm damage but also the extensive flooding that took place in the state.

Updated with a full transcript of the interview.

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XPONENTIAL Stories May 5

As a hobbyist (and occasional professional) drone pilot, I have often wondered what Hollywood filmmakers are flying with. This information is often kept under wraps, as many pilots are not allowed to discuss what films they work on or what equipment they use. We found one drone operator at AUVSI 2019 that was more than willing to share. Some of the cameras they use are surprising, and the drones that lift those cameras are some of the biggest in the business.

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XPONENTIAL Stories May 3

At AUVSI’s XPonential 2019, I was lucky enough to stumble into a presentation called “Drones in Hollywood.” It is generally a pretty good assumption that a conference session will disappoint and not live up to its title. This presentation was an exception. Rather than provide a dry lecture devoid of details, the presenter, Aaron Corera of XM2 Cine, told us all about the drones and cameras used on Hollywood sets. He also revealed that it was their company that was contracted to film Star Wars Episode 9 in which they used this XM2 drone.

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XPONENTIAL Stories April 25

DJI at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 in Chicago, IL

One of the exhibitors at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 is drone maker DJI. Apart from being an event sponsor and hosting a number of presentations and panel discussions, DJI also sponsors the AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards to recognize organizations and individuals who have used unmanned technology in innovative ways to serve in humanitarian or philanthropic efforts around the world. You can check out the details and DJI’s schedule below.

Apart from DJI Airworks 2019, one of the largest events of the year is AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2019. We were there last year and we will there again this year to bring you the latest news from the conference. 8,500 drone professionals, technologists, regulators from various industry sectors will be present and you will be able to join a range of keynotes, presentations, workshops and walk the XPO floor where DJI, PrecisionHawk and a range of other drone companies will be present. The new Parrot Thermal drone will be at the show as well as. It will be on display at the Drone Nerds booth.

XPONENTIAL 2019 runs from April 29th – May 2nd at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. We hope to see you there.

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