According to Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom, who kicked off Alaska’s inaugural Global Autonomous Systems Conference here last week, the state has three key ingredients to skyrocket it to drone domination: its people, the place and the policy.
Looking back on 2022, the drone industry had a banner year. Some of the big developments include positive movement on the regulatory front, COTS drones prevailed on the battlefield and some of the first drone certifications. Will we see more of this in the year to come?
Offshore wind, petroleum and the power of the ocean itself all fuel the global energy market. Increasingly, companies use drones to inspect, protect and help secure the pipelines, turbines and other equipment that generate these critical marine-based energy sources.