Drones at CES 2017
The second half of my day at CES was spent in the drone section. Wait…let me rephrase that. CES is one big drone section, sprinkled with other stuff. People are finally getting it! If companies aren’t selling drones at CES, there is a pretty good chance that what they sell can be used for drones. Although the look is much more polished than it was a few years ago the innovation was mostly in the sensors and the utility. I didn’t see any earth shattering technology that filled a technological hole in the drone industry.
The Mota company has drones that look like they were inspired by the Parot Company, and others that are a rip of of a DJI Phantom. It’s a stylish and sexy product in black.
Codrone has an interesting little product that allowed the user to customize the drone into wheeled vehicles, or quadcopters and a few other variations. The setup also allows the user to learn code for programing the drones. It’s a nice way for children to learn and grow with drone technology.
Lego is also joining in the drone and robot business.
With so much drone technology coming from China, you end up with some really strange company names coming from poor translations.
I hadn’t seen this body style yet.
Getting more on the industrial side of the house.
This years CES featured more utility coming from the drone industry. I can only imagine this is a response to the FAA opening the door for commercial use of drone. Check out this crop dusting drone below.
Still lots of consumer grade drones at CES. I guess those who thought drones were a flash in the pan, something that would be big for one Christmas and then gone, are now realizing that drones are cool and they have to have one.
This one isn’t on the market yet, but they are boasting 57 MPH speeds.
Now it’s time to make drones aquatic.
Racing drones are a growing niche within the drone industry.
Radio control airplanes…plane and simple.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for… DJI presents…
A really cool paint job!
Ehang released their 184 at last year’s CES, I didn’t hear of any significant update on it’s progress.
The Hover camera is cooler than I thought.
Something about this makes me say… “Wow, that’s cool…” I think it’s because they made all the parts. i.e 3D printed wheels, etc.
The Lily Drone never made it to production, but the rip off version is here!