Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Aero Expo, Drones and the IBM Cloud

The Aero Expo, the Global Show for General Aviation, is running in my hometown Friedrichshafen from today until the weekend. One of the expo and conference topics is drones of the future (AERODrones UAS Expo). Drones or UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) have been and are a hot topic for IBM and its customers. Let me give a brief overview of some interesting work where drones, artificial intelligence, analytics, database systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and the IBM Cloud come together.

Drones play an increasingly important role for inspecting hard-to-reach areas, in providing important overview footage in emergencies and other critical situations (Public Safety), and many more. Visual recognition and other (IBM Watson) cognitive technologies help to automatically enhance and augment the taken images. Here are some technology-oriented resources for you, bringing together drones, cognitive technologies and the cloud:
Closing for today, here is a video of one of the mentioned systems, "skylink", in action. And if you want to watch all the airplanes arriving for Aero Expo in Friedrichshafen, I recommend to head over to the "slashCam" of doubleslash.