Speaking of Drones…

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Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, as the industry refers to them, will be the focus of the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo at the San Francisco Presidio July 25 -26.

Speakers from throughout the country will gather at the Presidio to speak about the huge growth potential of this multifaceted industry.

“With respect to jobs, and economic growth, the UAV industry is set to see a tremendous upswing in the next few years,” says Patrick Egan, American editor of Suasnews.com, and one of the sponsors of the event.

“We are creating the Expo, as a gathering of minds, a place where people can gather, meet, and collaborate in order to further the growth of the industry,” he said.

Speakers will cover the spectrum of the industry, from science and technology to  government regulations and the role of startup.

Tad McGeer, one of the early founders of the industry, will describe his illustrious journey from one of the earliest forays into robotic walking to his latest small vertical –takeoff- and- landing unmanned aircraft.

Chris Norris, CEO of Alta Devices, will talk about his highly efficient (29% ) thin-film, flexible solar cells which can power multiple electronic devices including unmanned vehicles.

Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIYDrones will speak about the manufacturing of and current and future uses for small unmanned vehicles.

Dr. John Appleby, currently with the Department of Home Land Security, brings his 35 years of experience at NASA, NOAA, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the stage to provide both background and forecast for the UAV industry.

“This is going to be a very exciting and informative conference,” said startup founder Matt Kirson of AgriFlight.com, “anyone interested in this industry should be there.”

You may register for the Expo here: www.susbexpo.com,  attendance  is limited