Assisted by GPS, laser and camera, the HL88 "Nemisis" with Aerial Robot Cargo Carrier (ARCC) from Allied Drones can deliver ground robots to elevated and inaccessible locations.
The front panel of the ARCC swings down to deploy the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The UAV can standby, or depart to pick up and deploy additional payloads.
There were many more UAVs on display this year at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems conference that were specifically targeting the aerial photography/cinematography market, like this Spreading Wings S-800 multi-rotor aircraft from DJI.
Aerial photography payloads included everything from small form factor cameras, to DSLRs on up to 4K cameras for Hollywood productions.
This multi-rotor Flame Wheel ARF Kit from DJI features a compound PCB frame board, which makes wiring of ESCs and battery systems easier.
Preparing DJI UAVs for flight in their demo area (surrounded by netting in background).
The gasoline-powered SiCX75 from Guided Systems Technologies is a fully automated VTOL UAV which boasts 8+ hour flight times (with additional optional fuel tanks), and can lift payloads up to 75 lbs.
The TOR Robotics Q-4 Drone fully autonomous quadrotor is designed to be simple to operate and customizable for a variety of missions.
TOR Robotics was also showing off its Universal Control Software, which interfaces with the Q-4 Drone or any MAVLink-compatible vehicle.
A variety of gimbals from TOR Robotics were on display, featuring HD day and thermal cameras.
Joy Lin from Turbo Ace shows off their new carbon fiber Matrix quadcopter, which sports a 20 minute flight time and 3 lb. payload, and is ideal for aerial photography.
The rotor arms on the Matrix can be folded to fit into this compact storage case.
The Cinewing 6 hexa-copter from Turbo Ace can carry 6-10 lbs., enough for a large DSLR mounted on its 3-axis camera mount (which allows for a 360 degree pan while flying). It also folds up for transport.
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