NMTC, in cooperation with SURVICE Engineering, hosted its first TECHCONN3CT workshop on drones, 27 September at Winter’s Run Golf Course.
The Panel discussion centered around the opportunities projected to add $82 billion to our economy in the next decade, learning from sector experts in the military, industry and academia. Drones, fly into unreachable areas to gather data, and are used in monitoring, delivery, construction, filming, agriculture, inspection, and mapping, creating an $82 billion industry in the US, alone.
The workshop showed how drones will work for you, from the experts already doing this, and afterward:
- See military drone prototype quad-copters with payload ranges of 50-300 lbs.
- Cheer on an abbreviated drone racing team as they navigate an obstacle course
- Take to the skies yourself, with drone flying for those interested
MARK BUTKIEWICZ, MANAGER, SURVICE ENGINEERING. Panel facilitator, and manager of SURVICE Engineering’s Army’s drone quad-copter program.
PATRICK CARBERRY, EXELON – BALTIMORE GAS & ELECTRIC. Manager, Technology and Data Analytics Engineering and Standards
MARK A. COLGAN, P.E. US ARMY RESEARCH, ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT COMMAND – ECBC. Unmanned Systems Team Lead. Download NMTCdrones-Colgan-27SEP2017-final.pdf
BELINDA & Terry KILBY, Co-Founders, ELEVATED ELEMENT – FAA Certified UNMANNED AERIAL 2D & 3D IMAGING AND VISUALIZATION SERVICE COMPANY. http://elevatedelement.com
ROB HOLMES, NVISION4D – INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER, PHOTO REAL 3D ANIMATOR, FAA CERTIFIED sUAS DRONE PILOT. Innovating new uses for drones and flying DJI Inspire 2 and DJI Phantom 4 for 3D animation and Civil Engineering. Founder
JOSEPH A. DOMANICO – HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE – DRONE PROGRAM. Adjunct Instructor for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Drone Technology Certificate (https://www.harford.edu/continuing-education/construction-manufacturing-and-industry/drone-technology-certificate.aspx)
Drone racing was a highlight of the workshop