Agricultural Drone Swarms, on the Drone Radio Present!

Agricultural Drone Swarms, on the Drone Radio Present!

Agricultural drone swarms on the Drone Radio Present!  Arthur Erickson, CEO and Founding father of Hylio, talks with host Randy Goers about his firm, the FAA exemption for agricultural drone swarms and the way it will affect the drone business.

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Hylio drone FAA approvalHylio drone FAA approvalArthur Erickson is CEO and Founding father of Hylio Drones.  Hylio develops and affords revolutionary drone programs that automate precision agriculture remedies. Hylio is American owned and operated, and its drones are made within the USA with US and globally sourced parts. Utilizing Hylio’s expertise, farmers/producers can now apply crop remedies on to drawback areas, permitting farmers to extend yields by addressing pests and deficiencies with extra accuracy and efficacy

Earlier this yr, Hylio acquired first ever FAA exemption for 55+ pound drone swarms to fly over agricultural lands.  Underneath the exemption, Hylio has been granted permission to swarm as much as three 55+ pound UAVs at a time with one pilot and no visible observer.  The drones will monitor crops utilizing AI, plant seeds and carry out spray functions of fertilizer, pesticides, and extra.  This achievement units an necessary precedent for the industrial UAS business and lays the groundwork for different operators to file and acquire the identical permissions.

Arthur acquired a level in Aerospace engineering from the College of Texas at Austin. Whereas working as a UAS researcher at UT, he began Hylio in 2015 alongside fellow college students. Arthur has led Hylio from their early days of prototyping by way of the current.  As we speak, Hylio’s programs are owned and operated by a whole lot of farmers and applicators in each the US and overseas.

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