The Rise of the Industrial Drone
CEO/CTO, ING Robotic Aviation Inc.
This talk will focus on the transformative impact of drones on mapping and charting, as well as, for inspection and monitoring tasks. Modern industrial drones provide the ability to provide highly accurate mosaics, point clouds, DEMs, and DSMs of areas of interest in the single digit centimeter resolution range. These bundled solutions accomplish so much more than traditional methods – cost effectively and safety. ING Robotic Aviation is focused on data-driven robotic aviation delivered in harsh conditions globally. The company has flown drones the equivalent of 81 times around the planet since 2008. Ian will highlight with real world examples the possibilities that these disruptive technologies now offer. From wildlife to wind turbines, industrial drones are transforming many sectors.
Ian has led the creation of Canada’s most dynamic growth sector – unmanned aviation. His leadership in the field started over two decades ago, driving the creation of national drone standards with Transport Canada to enable the creation of the industry. Along the way he launched UVS Canada, the organization that grew into Unmanned Systems Canada which is Canada’s national sector organization. As the Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officer of his company, ING Robotic Aviation, over the past 15 years he has developed and integrated UAV systems and provided services across the globe in harsh conditions including war zones. ING Robotic Aviation often has undertaken technically difficult projects that moved the regulatory yardstick forward by demonstrating safe, robust, and validated results that served to expand the operational envelope for all the civil and commercial sector. ING has also been highly and consistently visible as a sponsor of student activities. As a pioneer of industrial drones, he has created new markets and capabilities introducing UAVs to the resource, agriculture, forestry, utility, film, construction, and defence and public safety sectors. Ian is a true pioneer in a technology and aviation emergence that will happen only once in our professional lifetime. He has grasped this evolution, and expended considerable energy in guiding it for the benefit of all Canada.
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments and Networking
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch and Welcoming Remarks
12:00 – 13:00 Seminar
13:00 – 13:30 Questions and Networking