Micro-Podcast: Quick Bytes for Drone Nerds
EP 105: Walmart Invests in Drone Delivery
The dream of rapid residential drone delivery is quickly becoming a reality. Walmart has invested in drone delivery company DroneUp following a pilot last year with automated deliveries of COVID-19 nasal swab test kits proving that they can deliver select items to customers in minutes versus hours. According to Tom Ward, Walmart SVP of Last Mile, “this investment is a natural next step, proving that the opportunity to scale drone delivery is within reach.”
EP 104: Top 5 Drone Mission Gotchas
These are the Top 5 Drone MIssion Gotchas according to drone professionals on Clubhouse. Join us in the Commercial Drone Pilot Club.
EP 103: Where to Invest $100 in Drone Delivery
In this episode, I will share with you where to invest $100 in a scrappy autonomous drone delivery start-up called Skycart. Invest as little as $100 here on WeFunder: www.wefunder.com/skycart
EP 102: Drone Ship to Repeat Mayflower Voyage
Just over 400 years ago the original Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, United Kingdom bound for Plymouth, MA on a voyage of discovery. This month, a collaboration of maritime innovators aims to launch a second Mayflower to repeat the journey - this time with no humans aboard.
EP 101: Google Drones Deliver Girl Scout Cookies
In Christiansburg, Virginia, Girl Scout cookies are falling from the heavens. Well, not exactly. They are being delivered not by young girls in uniform but by Google-developed Wing drones, a futuristic twist on how to get your fill of Thin Mints.
Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., reached out to the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline about making cookie drops to help boost cookie sales, which are still being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? I love Samoas!
EP 100: Drones vs. Surveyors
The turf war of drone operator versus surveyor has been thrust into the light in the form of new legal battles. The North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors are seeking to prosecute any drone pilot that engages in “mapping, surveying and photogrammetry, stating accuracy, providing location and dimension data and producing orthomosaic maps, quantities, and topographic information.” As a result, many drone pilots in the state have abandoned drone mapping altogether.