Know Before You Go: Where It’s OK to Fly Consumer Drones

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Taking your Lily Next-Gen traveling? Consumer drone laws vary from place to place, and it’s good to know them before you take off to capture some really cool images of your adventures.

Common restrictions in most countries include how high you can fly, keeping your drone within your direct unaided line of sight at all times, not flying near airports, and not over or near people.

The second most common type of regulations, but not universal, include registering your drone and having proof of insurance covering damage to third parties with you. Likewise many countries prohibit flying at night, in adverse weather, and over densely populated areas.

All of those are basic good practices to follow.

In addition it’s a good idea to respect privacy by not recording images of people on their property or anywhere someone may have an expectation of privacy. In a few nations you’ll need the person’s permission before you can publish images of them. In France you’ll also need permission for publishing an image of a vehicle’s license plate. And Italy prohibits drone flight altogether over its beaches in summer, where people may be, so to speak, in their altogether.

Many jurisdictions forbid flight over or close to critical infrastructure such as industrial and energy facilities (e.g., dams, electrical transmission lines, oil and gas pipelines and power plants), military bases, police stations, prisons and railways. But also for some, waterways, highways and public streets.

National governments regulate drone flight, but individual states, provinces, and cities may have their own regulations. It’s a good idea to check these, especially if you want to fly at an event that attracts a crowd or if you’re headed to a park or nature reserve.

France and Spain have cute little cartoons to help you remember where not to fly.

We don’t have a cartoon for you but we have created a world map with detailed info for selected nations as an aid to your research: https://bit.ly/2Uo7JJQ.

Once you’re on site at where you want to fly it’s a good idea to look at a real-time interactive map. That’s because flight areas may be restricted on a moment’s notice. In the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration offers an app, B4UFLY, for Android and Apple mobile devices, and on the web, AirMap has a great worldwide map: https://app.airmap.io/.

Pro tip if you fly close to a no-fly zone: stay a half-mile (1 km.) back from its limit. In practice, consumer GPS data, software on a drone that interprets airspace restrictions, and software that displays restrictions on a map may differ due to GPS imprecision and one or more buffer zones in the software.

We’ve been talking about consumer drone flight. If you’re a commercial user, different rules apply to you. In the U.S., for starters, you must hold a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA: https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/part_107/.

Drone flight is fun and you can bring back stunning video from your travels that makes for unforgettable memories. A little preparation before you leave will help ensure you stay within local laws and regulations wherever you go.

 

Get More Out of Every Flight ― Announcing the Lily Next-Gen Remote Controller™

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Fitting comfortably in your hands, the compact controller offers a greater range in flying the Lily Next-Gen, up to 2,625 feet (800 meters) for flight control and video. That compares a range of up to 400 feet (120 meters) over using a mobile phone alone.*

The Lily Next-Gen Remote Controller has dual precision joysticks to help you hand-fly with greater accuracy whenever you like.

It folds to pocket size, and its joysticks and dual antennas fit snugly inside it, so it’s as easy to take anywhere as its drone.

Its integrated Smart Battery has a life of up to four hours per charge, more than enough time for almost any drone use.

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* Flight control and video signal range are in open air free of any interference. The range for flight control and video may vary independently depending on environmental conditions, obstructions such as buildings and sources of electromagnetic interference such as cellular phone towers. Do not fly a drone beyond visual line of sight. Not all phones may be compatible in size.

FAA Reauthorization Is a “Common Sense Measure”

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The legislation to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration currently before the Senate provides common-sense measures to help speed the safe integration of drones into our national airspace. House and Senate committee leaders agreed to the bi-partisan bill, which won passage overwhelmingly in the House.

The bill prioritizes the Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management (UTM) system. In a first, it singles out flight beyond visual line of sight, over people, and at night for their “tremendous potential…to spur economic growth” and makes it Congressional policy that these operations be a top priority for FAA rulemaking.

The bill calls for the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the industry, to develop operational concepts for the integration of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace.

Our op-ed article has specifics: https://dronelife.com/2018/10/01/manufacturers-viewpoint-faa-reauthorization-provides-common-sense-measure/

Drones Save Lives

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It’s happening more often: drones saving lives. Why? Drones get there when helicopters can’t.

  • A drone saved a mountaineer feared injured or dead in the Himalayas. Returning alone from a group attempt of the 26,401-foot summit of Broad Peak, Rick Allen fell about 1,300 feet. A drone was flown to an altitude higher than 27,500 feet before spotting him (video below). Manned helicopters, even with powerful turbine engines, can generally safely reach only about 25,000 feet.
  • Down in the British marshlands, a man was stuck in mud and up to his armpits in water. It was only when a drone was sent up after an unsuccessful ground search that Peter Pugh, 75, was found. “Without the police drone we would not have been able to locate him in the time we did,” said police sergeant Alex Bucher. “It allows us to search areas that are difficult to access and within close range where a helicopter may not be able to get.”
  • Drones have dropped flotation devices to people floundering in the surf in Australia and Spain and have spotted swimmers in trouble in the U.S. This bought them time until lifeguards could get to them.

“Small, swift and agile, drones have all but replaced the more costly and less nimble helicopter” for all kinds of tasks, according to The New York Times. Consumer drones are more common among public safety agencies than specialized models. They’re easy to use and can get into the air at a moment’s notice.

Government agencies are rapidly integrating drones into their rescue capabilities. According to a study by Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone, 910 police, fire, and emergency services agencies in the U.S. use drones every day in 2017, a whopping increase of 82 percent from 2016.

In North Carolina, the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department is testing drones to assist lifeguards. One happened to be in the air when its pilot spotted a swimmer in trouble and alerted rescuers.

On Long Island, NY, John Gonzales flies a drone for the St. James Fire Department. Missions include fire response preplanning, such as determining ladder positioning. He told Government Technology that drones have been used for rescues on Long Island Sound and rivers. “The drone does 40 miles per hour; the boat does 10,” he said.

In the days before drones measuring the roof of a house, like anything involving heights, was dangerous for construction workers.

“’Such peril is magnified in the construction of skyscrapers,’ said John Murphy Jr.,” a contractor on a 58-story condominium tower in downtown Miami. Before drones, workers needing access to the exterior used small platforms suspended from cables, treacherous in high winds. “’No one wants to go out there,’ he said. ‘It’s scary.’”

Caltech Engineers developed a drone to herd an entire flock of birds away from an airport.

 

Bird strikes endanger lives and cost the aviation industry billions per year. In 2009 Chesley Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles successfully ditched an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after losing thrust in both engines. The cause: a flock of Canadian geese, an unavoidable hazard for planes taking off and landing.

Engineers at Caltech found a way to program a drone to shepherd birds away from airports controllably, as a flock, avoiding panicking birds into random flight.

NATO-compliant ambulance drones have flown demonstration missions to ferry injured people to medical care. Their small size helps them can get to places manned vehicles on the ground or in the air can’t.

Researchers at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine have demonstrated disaster drones that could deliver telemedical packages directly to victims. Integrating medical intervention with drones is the objective, said Dr. Italo Subbarao. “On-site medical expertise [would] give people on the scene a real medical intervention capability.”

Drones in search and rescue are here. One day one of them may save your life.

5 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Drone

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Just like people, drones come in all shapes, weights, and sizes. Odds are you’ll buy only one so you want to make it the right one. There are a lot of different models out there. Which one is best for you? This handy guide will help you make the right choice.

First and foremost: Decide what you want it for. Your drone has to have the right features for what you want it to do. Extra features might be overkill: more costly and more complicated to use.

People usually fly drones to capture fun they can share with others. You might take video of family outings and parties, good times with friends, jogging on a beach or kayaking along a trail, documenting your kids’ sports events for relatives who couldn’t be there, taking video of your travels and lots more. Here are some features you should consider:

  • Family events: Get a drone that can fly safely indoors and out. Be sure it’s small enough for indoor flight.
  • Fun with friends: Ease of use is super important. You want to be engaged with them, not the drone. Look for dead-simple operation for the drone and the camera. A cool feature to consider is Orbit 360™, which will keep the drone circling above you and your group, whether it’s a campfire or a ball game.
  • Outdoor activities: A drone with Follow Me can track you or others whether you’re walking, running, or even barreling along in a dune buggy.
  • Sports: Be sure the drone has a 4K camera. Flying close to or over other people is not allowed so you and your drone will have to stay back a bit. Sharp, crisp video will help you get a great view of the action.
  • Travel: You want a lightweight portable drone, one that’s small and rugged enough to toss in backpack or duffel bag―or even a photographer’s vest―and take anywhere. And you definitely want a drone with geofencing. When you’re away from home you may not know where it’s safe to fly. Geofencing will help keep your drone away from no-fly areas.


OK, now that you’ve thought about what to use a drone for, here’s how to know if it’s the right one for you:

  1. How friendly is the drone? It’s going to be a personal companion so it should be extremely easy to use, with plenty of automatic flight features like auto take-off, hover, and autoland. What happens if the drone’s battery gets too low, the signal to the controller is lost, or your phone’s battery dies? You want a drone that will return to its launch point and land by itself, no fuss or drama.
  2. How much time will you fly each day? You may need extra batteries or even a second battery charger so you’ll never be without power.
  3. Are you flying indoors? If so, propeller guards that shield the propellers on all sides are a must. In addition, look for a drone with optic flow and ultrasonic positioning. Those are fancy names for a drone that can see what’s below it and know how high above the surface it is. This helps keep your drone rock-solid stable indoors.
  4. What type of pictures do you want? Regular high-definition or ultra-high definition? Drones with a 4K UHD camera let you shoot in 1080p or 4K. 1080p works for most of us most of the time but you want 4K for those times you need it.
  5. Make sure the drone you buy is supported by its manufacturer. Not all drones protect you against accidental damage, and only a very few like the Lily Next-Gen® protect you against loss and flyways.

Now that you’ve made your decision and brought your drone home, know how to fly it safely. Check out the great tips at Know Before You Fly.

Last but not least, we’re assuming you’re flying just for fun. If you’re flying for an organization, even if it’s a volunteer group, you need to have a Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration. Think of it like a driver’s license plus. There’s a written test to ensure you know the rules but no “road” test. Check out the FAA website for more: https://bit.ly/2PjYIii

Whatever you want from a drone and wherever you’re going to use it, make sure it fits your needs for your first flight and every one thereafter.

Drones as Fashion Statements: Wearable Personal Companions

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What could be less fashionable than a drone? Whirring propellers, a relentless buzzing sound, and the aerodynamic grace of a brick. Yet commercial drones have become a huge contributor to making businesses more efficient and aerial tasks safer.

But on the runway? Indeed. We think drones have a place in fashion.

Right now drones are used in the business of fashion. They monitor retail and wholesale inventory, patrol warehouses and factories against unauthorized entry, help scout out new locations, and may even provide consumer insights by tracking traffic flow into and around stores. As Vikki Weston told Ragtrader,

“How do vehicles move towards stores or shopping centres? Are some customers put off by traffic outside a shopping centre or car park and therefore avoid city centre retail destinations?

“Flying above a retail location a drone could collect data to measure the effectiveness of signage, the positioning of entrances and the impact of traffic or other impacts in the surrounding area.”

Commercial drones have carved out multibillion-dollar markets in agriculture, construction, and energy. In fashion they’re still a blip on the market analysts’ radar.

But they’ve made their presence felt in fashion. In February 2014, the luxury retailer Fendi made headlines by using drones to film models on the runway at Milan Fashion week. Drones took to the runway again at the Rebecca Minkoff runway show at New York Fashion Week in 2015.

Uri Minkoff, the brand’s co-founder, told TechCrunch they used drones “because the millennial woman is probably going to have her own drone in the next couple of years.”

At the Silicon Valley Fashion Week that May, drones replaced living models altogether.

These are symbolic statements of what’s to come.

Mota’s Chief Product Officer Lily Ju helped judge Saturday’s Miss Asian America Pageant, an event which attracted a who’s who of the Asian-American community. We flew the Lily Next-Gen camera drone outside the city’s Herbst Theater across from San Francisco City Hall to the delight of the fashionistas who attended.

Adam Pruden, a senior designer at Frog Design, the company that designed the Apple computer, said wearable drones are the future. At a session at SXSW, he said he had “if drones replaced smartphones, they’d have to interact with our bodies — and what better way to do that than by having them attached to us.”

If drones become this close to us they are, in effect, personal companions. Unlike a phone, they can follow you and do things for you in physical space.

Some of his ideas for wearable drones:

  • A ring-shaped flying robot that could be worn like a bracelet, which you could take off and flick into the air before flying forward to guide you to a desired location if you got lost.
  • A rotor-shaped object that could be worn as a part of a necklace, which could be extended to become a rotating halo-like helicopter when it sensed rain, hovering over your head and keeping you dry.
  • Or even a drone that could hover in front of your mouth and filter pollution-tainted air.

Nixie Labs envisioned a camera-equipped drone that could be worn as a wrist band but hasn’t brought it to market. As miniaturization increases, wearable flying devices will be practical.

And, once we start wearing drones, many of us who are fashion-conscious would start thinking of how to make them a fashion statement.

 

Making Drones Part of Our National Airspace

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Mota Group will be at the Drone Advisory Committee July 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are members of the UAS Safety Team, an industry-FAA partnership to create data-driven safely enhancements for drone flight, and the Consumer Technology Association’s Drone Standards group, where we helped write an ANSI standard for drone serial numbers.

The DAC advises the FAA on integrating drones into the U.S. national airspace. It helps identify challenges and prioritize improvements.

The airspace system is intended to establish a safe, efficient environment for civil, commercial and military aviation while protecting those on the ground. It comprises airports and heliports, air traffic control, navigation facilities and procedures, technology, and rules and regulations.

Market research firms have predicted strong drone market growth―Goldman Sachs forecast a total addressable market for drones of more than $100 billion by 2020―and sales data thus far appears to bear this out. Drones have already become a major part of our national airspace: there are more civil and commercial drones registered with the FAA than there are airplanes and helicopters, and the number of drone flights may soon surpass flights by all other types of civil aviation.

Helping drones become part of national airspace helps the drone market grow. We believe it’s important for drone companies to be part of this effort.

Drone Advisory Committee
UAS Safety Team
CTA Drone Standard
Goldman Sachs, “Drones: Reporting for Work

3D Printing for Making Better Drone Wings

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About 75% of the world’s aircraft will fly with 3D printed components by 2021, according to Gartner. The other day the Financial Times reported the Australian company Titomic made a 3D printer the size of a bus that can print titanium aircraft components up to nearly 9m long.

3D printing enables the creation of more complex, lightweight structures than current manufacturing methods. Aircraft wings are highly complex surfaces, designed to wring the most lift-per-ounce, whether it’s the Concorde or a fixed-wing drone. There are still many things to be ironed out, but 3D printing may well bring more aerodynamic wings to drones. https://on.ft.com/2Kt8Sdb

How Drones Have Streamlined News Gathering

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In the news industry, helicopters were a sensation for quite some time; streaming live criminal chases, fire evacuations, and sports events; but drones took a big step ahead and changed the game forever.

Newsgathering has never been so much better; drones are empowering journalism to provide extra angles to the news, and better visuals and richer facts and figures, news outlets can now keep the audience glued to the screens for longer periods.  Moreover, the integration of drones with latest technologies such as artificial intelligence empower the news channels to create more impactful news with quality graphics and sound quality.

Drones are not very old in the consumer market. They came as late as 2015, and changes in the FAA regulations and exemptions regarding drones in 2016 further allowed them to be adopted by industries. In a short span of time, however, drones have captured a place in almost every industry; and news industry is among the top business consumers of drone technology.

Moreover, with the reduced cost of the technological production, the cost of drones has decreased and a high-end camera drone is available for as low as $700. This means that not only the news giants, but also the news startups that use social media and internet to spread their news can now have better tools for newsgathering.

As far as the future of drones in the news industry is concerned, drones have already become the most prominent tool in the newsgathering. We already see drones that connect to the network and live stream HD videos and send high-resolution images in real time. With continued improvements in the technology, drones will become more powerful and more efficient.

There is no stopping of drones to disrupt the ways news channels operate.

To get more information on Mota and its IPO, non-U.S. investors please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard

Drones Are Impacting the Construction Industry In More Ways Than One

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The construction industry in America is worth 8.5 Trillion dollars, and the total losses due to lower efficiency in the execution of construction work amount to $150 billion per year.

Efficiency has always been a problem at the construction sites. But what if we tell you that times are changing and constructions managers can now save days or months (depending on the scale of the project) from their total project times?

Thanks to drones; an unexpected savior that now addresses a very old problem in the construction world.

No one thought that the drones will make this far so early. Since the revision of FAA regulations and many exemptions to flying drones, drones are having an impact on almost every field of work.

Today, we will see how drones are increasing the efficiency in the construction world, along with many other benefits that make it a must for the construction managers to incorporate drones into their work.

Why Drones in Construction Industry?

We will list a few benefits here and you will be forced to say why not?

Great Marketing and Sales Tool

Using drones in your work make you stand apart in the competitions. When people know that you have the latest technology to support your work, they start trusting you even before you start the work; thus attracting more clients and more business opportunities.

Improve Work Quality

Almost 15% of the construction material is wasted due to flawed calculations. Drones not only help you in getting accurate survey results and calculations, but also help you in getting the results in an efficient manner; thus minimizing the wastage of resources and improving the quality of work.

Improve Safety at Work Sites

Construction work in risky places gets easier with drones. All the surveillance work when done by drones minimizes the need for human resources, thus mitigating the risks to the workforce safety. Moreover, drones can be used to inspect the potentially hazardous areas and foretell the condition of a site before anything bad happens.

Better Data Analysis

Gathering the data is one thing, the analysis of that data and drawing results is another. Drones leave no stone unturned in providing the most accurate data. Moreover, with the help of advanced cameras and sensors, architects and engineers can analyze the structures and sites in multiple dimensions; thus getting better information and better results.

The list of benefits can go on and on, but we think that for any construction company, the above-mentioned points are enough to realize the impact drones can have on their work. So if you are associated with the construction work, never be afraid to consider drones.

To get more information on Mota and its IPO, non-U.S. investors please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

Drones 101: A Super-Simple Beginner’s Guide to Drones

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Drones, also called UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have been around since the early twentieth century. Well, not on that scale to be fair but they were there; on a very limited scale.  The commercialization of drones has taken place in the very recent past and if you don’t know much about drones, we can bet on the fact that you are not alone.

Drones are cool as anything and learning about them is going to be fun; and today is a very good day to learn about what drones are what you can do with them.

Let’s get started with the drones then!

What are drones?

In purely technical terms, a drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that flies on its own.

A drone is simply a mechanical object that can fly. Larger commercial drones come with a remote control that has buttons to power up the drone and control its aerial movements. Now there are many different types of drones available, each serving its own purpose, some might have a camera mounted on their body; some might have other sensors like infrared for firefighting and search and rescue.

Are drones hard to fly?

Well, it depends on the functionality of a drone. Luckily, drones are getting better and some of them have a One-Touch feature which means you can fly or land a drone with a single touch.

That said, operating drones depends on the complexity of the function that a drone is performing. For example, if you are taking an aerial shot of a musical concert, you should have some flying skills and training to maneuver to drone in the right places at right times.

However, if you are trying to fly a, let’s say, JETJAT Nano in your backyard, you don’t need to be a pro.

Where best to buy drones?

Drones are easily available at all the online retailers and also on the business sites of drone manufacturers. But again, it depends on why you need to buy them.  As you are new to the world of drones, we suggest you start simple and then move up to sophisticated drones with more advanced features.

Let us suggest a drone company that has an exciting series of drone models for all types of buyer. Mota Group, a San-Jose, California based Drone Company, makes quality drones that that affordable and durable in a range of capabilities from matchbook sized to large commercial workhorses.

For starters, you can buy a JETJAT Nano, world’s smallest and lightest drone.  If you get used to it and want to up your game, you can buy from a series of advanced drones that come with features such as high-quality camera, HD video, object following, longer battery life, and many such exciting features.

To get more information on Mota and its IPO, non-U.S. investors please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

Blockchain 101- A Guide for Beginners

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You probably came across “blockchain” for the first time while reading/listening/watching something about bitcoin; the cryptocurrency that has made a lot of buzz in recent times. The blockchain is the basis technology on which bitcoin works.

Originally designed as a tool to record bitcoin transactions (an electronic ledger), blockchain has become a technology that finds its applications in many areas. And, the application areas may or may not relate to finance.

 

So What is Blockchain?

Blockchain is simply a chain of blocks. The blocks are the packs of data in the form of encrypted, movable, non-editable data packets. The data can be read by anyone but no one can change it whatsoever. As the transactions continue, the blocks continue to add up and make a chain of blocks; hence the blockchain.

The most special part of blockchain is the core working principle itself.

For a moment, if we forget bitcoin and just consider the principle by which blockchain tool works, which is creating a noncorruptible trail of data transfers, blockchain can be applied to record the transfer of anything of a certain value.

Hence, blockchain technology can be implemented in any field of work where there is a requirement of secure data sharing; which is basically every field of work.

Blockchain Applications

As mentioned earlier, blockchain is a disruptive technology that finds its applications in almost every field of work. The application areas of blockchain include finance and banking, insurance, organizational processes, government institutions, intellectual property, election process, supply chain management, personal identity, and much more.

Moreover, if combined with other latest technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain has the capability to revolutionize the way data is shared, validated, and secured.

For example, Mota Group, a San-Jose California based drone Company, envisions a blockchain of drones where drones collaborate with each other to form a chain, each doing a specific type of task and providing with the relevant data. The data acquired from the drones can be processed and manipulated with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning to get the desired results in a much improved and efficient manner.

If you’d like to see exactly what we’re is exploring about potentially using blockchain, read our blog post “AI and Blockchain: Vital for the Future of Drones”:  http://bit.ly/2tHcZi3

As far as the application of blockchain technology in today’s world is concerned, the ‘sky is the limit.’

To get more information on Mota and its IPO, non-U.S. investors please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

How This California Company is Disrupting the IPO Market

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Like many other technological gizmos, we first saw drones in the Sci-Fi movies, then saw them getting actualized by defense researchers, and eventually, they captured the commercial market; (quicker than we expected.)

Drones have an application in almost every industry.  Today, drones are one of the hottest technological products.  They not only make the end customers drool over every new model  but also attract the big investors and giant companies, who foresee the potential of explosive growth for this market in the years to come.

The non-military drone technology will surpass $35 billion mark in next 3-4 years and you know it’s a huge amount.

So what investors are doing these days is looking for a good drone company that is performing well, plus offering some stocks. The bad news is the famous brands that dominate the drone market right now such as DJI, do not offer any shares.

But is that it? Certainly not!

Let us tell you about a drone company that is creating a buzz in the market with an amazing product line plus an IPO! Yes, you read it right. A drone manufacturing company is opening its IPO soon and if you are non-U.S. investor you might not want to miss it!

Mota Group

Headquartered in San Jose, California the company was founded in 2003 and has sold more than 1.5 million products so far to over 2 million customers.

Being in the drone space for over a decade, the company has been able to compete in a fierce market and also able to grow from a two-person company to a multinational company with sales in over 100 countries.

MOTA’s growth mantra is simple: being proactive in adopting the rapidly changing technology trends.  The company is focusing on integrating the three most powerful technological tools of today, drones, artificial intelligence, and blockchain.

MOTA’s most popular products include JETJAT Nano, the world’s smallest and lightest drone,  and LILY NEXT-GEN, a more advanced model with many cool features including a 4K Ultra HD camera.

 

MOTA has filed for an IPO of $10 million and is already inviting the share reservations from the investors. The raised capital will go to the mass production of the products along with the research and development of new product lines.  If you’re a non-U.S. investor, get IPO details, and learn more about the company from their website.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

This company says: In 10 years you will open your front door and see drones everywhere

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

Drones are a revolution; disrupting almost every industry today. These flying robots are changing the way industries operate; be it defense, agriculture, engineering, construction, ecommerce, filmmaking, and you name it.

So, it should not be surprising to our ears if Mota Group, an American drone company, tells you that you will see drones everywhere in the next ten years.

Drones not only bring efficiency to the routine operations but also provide better and more accurate results. That is the reasons why companies are looking to incorporate drones into their operations.

Michael Faro, the president at Mota Group, is of the view that, “we live in the future today where drones can achieve almost anything; we will see a greater role of drones in a wide range of industry lines.”

The Market Potential of Drone Industry

Since drones are everywhere, there has been a lot of market research to gauge the market value of the drone industry as well as its expected growth in next few years. The results are really astonishing, while the commercial drone industry stands at almost $6 billion right now, the market is set to grow to a staggering $127 billion in just 4 years.

How can the average person invest in the booming drone industry?

As the drone technology continues to capture the market, investment opportunities are arising on different fronts. Take the example of Mota, a San Jose, California- based drone company is set to become the first public drone company in the US.  The company has applied for Regulation A+ IPO and once approved, will sell approximately 2 million shares at a fixed price of $5.

What’s in it for the average investor? The Regulation A+ IPO allows common citizens to invest in small companies and buy equities. This not only enables the general public to invest in emerging markets but also empowers small companies and startups to raise the required capital for their business endeavors.

So, regardless of your financial situation, if you’re a non-U.S. investor you can cash in on this great investment opportunity and be a part of the booming drone industry.

To get more information on Mota and its IPO, non-U.S. investors please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

Now People Can Buy Stocks with a Credit Card

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

It all started from the enactment of Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) in 2012, which made it easier for the small companies and startups to go public and allowed them to raise capital by selling securities to the general public.

In 2015, title IV of the JOBS Act (Regulation A+) came into force, which allowed not only the accredited investors but the general public to buy stocks in a public company. Some companies offer as low as $5 a share, or even less.  So you can pay $5 with a credit card or whatever medium that suits you.

Regulation A+ IPO has enabled many startups to access the capital they really needed and also gave a great opportunity for the general public to become investors in the stock exchange.

Take the example of ShiftPixie, a marketplace for those seeking or selling shift jobs, ran a successful Regulation A + IPO to collect $12 million.

The impact was visible right away, in just one year after the IPO, the net revenues bolstered to $22 million from $4 million in the previous year; a win-win for both the company and the investors.

With the required capital under its belt, the company was able to launch its business app and expand to multiple states across the United States.

Another company that made the best out of Regulation A+ IPO is Arcimoto, an innovative company that makes electric vehicles, the company planned to raise 10 million initially, but the offering was so successful that they closed just shy of $20 million.

According to Arcimoto’s company’s CEO, what the startup failed to achieve in 10 years, got in just 4 weeks; all thanks to the Regulation A+ IPO.  After the IPO, the company has a weekly profit of $1 million dollars.

Robert Malin, who leads the capital markets at WR Hambrecht, sees great opportunities for start-ups that are considering Regulation A+ IPO; especially those with innovative and disruptive business models.

Talking about innovative and disruptive businesses, more recently,  Mota Group, a drone and robotics company from San Jose, Calif. that makes some cool commercial and personal drones, has announced that it has filed for Regulation A+ IPO.

Already having a respected name in the drone industry with some great drones such as JETJAT® Nano and LILY NEXT-GEN™, the company aims at raising $10 million to expand its product line as well as meet the sale targets.

What makes Mota Group a potential success is its unique business idea, the incorporation of artificial intelligence and blockchain into drones. As both technologies are the pinnacle of the post-modern tech world, the Regulation A+ IPO is may attract the seasoned investors as well as new investors.And best of all, MOTA is planning to offer a payment service that will accept credit and debit cards.

So, for non-U.S. investors with plastic in hand, Regulation A+ IPO by Mota Group is not only an opportunity to be part of the stock market but also the potential to make profits from a booming drone industry.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

 

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

 

 

Finding the Right Robotics & AI Solution – Drones to the Rescue

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

What was all fiction, fantasy, and at best, an exciting movie script is now a reality. We are talking about robots and artificial intelligence.

If the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence had to be explained in a few words, it would have been, ‘robotics and artificial intelligence are the future for every business and every industry.’

Business managers and owners should have one thing in the back of their heads while planning for the future; only those businesses or industries will be able to survive and thrive which keep up to the ever-evolving technological impact on the businesses and incorporate the latest technology in their business operations.

Companies that have already incorporated artificial intelligence into their business operations have reaped the benefits.

“We’re leveraging two of the world’s hottest technologies for drones: artificial intelligence and blockchain.” says the About page of MOTA, a US-based drone and robot company that has sold more than 2 million smart products so far.  The company uses artificial intelligence to create better-flying robots (drones).

Now when we have established the position of robots and AI in today’s business world, there is still one very important challenge that we have to address.

There is a myriad of options when it comes to robots and AI solution providers. Countless companies have emerged in the market, each claiming to be the best. In such a situation, it becomes very challenging for the businesses to decide on the best option available.

One of the basic parameters to decide the credibility of any robotics/ AI solution is setting your goals well; what do you want to achieve with your robotics/AI.  Then look for a solution that fits your business requirements and resonate with your long-term goals.

Kris Hammond, the Author of the book Practical Artificial Intelligence for Dummies has shortlisted a list of questions that every good AI solution should answer.

  • Is the data good enough?
  • Is the data accurate, precise and broad?
  • Could a human do this task given this data?
  • How rich is the data set?
  • What kind of the answer does user need?
  • Does the data set contain information with a potential answer?

If non-U.S. investor and want to learn how you can take an ownership stake in a drone company, please click here now.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

Why is America the Best Place to Invest?

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America is the largest consumer market in the world, and also the wealthiest.

Over the last decade, American market was turbulent due to many reasons: global politics, tax hikes, and increasing trade deficits being the main contributors.

But the times are changing. After showing an overall bearish trend for almost a decade, American stock market is getting back on track.  The “addition of $2 Trillion to the US stock market” is a sign of the reignited trust among the investors.

America has achieved its growth targets and has created opportunities for investments, jobs, and quality of life.

Also, the recent tax reforms, which include massive tax cuts for corporate as well as individuals, have garnered attention from investors worldwide.

Take the example of Apple, which is an American company but has a presence in many countries across the globe, creating jobs and business opportunities and driving economic growth around the world.

The company recently announced it will bring its $350 billion back to America; not only a boost to the economy, but also potentially thousands of new jobs and business opportunities for the American citizens.

Another company, Exxon Mobil, one of the largest oil companies in the world, recently announced it plans to invest more than $35 billion in the next 5 years.

When companies like Apple and Exxon Mobil start to trust in America again, it’s an indication that some very good times are ahead as far as business in the United States is concerned.

If you ask the American people if they would prefer to work at a small independent business or a 9-to-5 job, most people will say they prefer the small business. But there are a few reasons why a majority of them still cling to their 9-to-5 jobs. First, they consider moving to a small business a costly option.  Secondly, they don’t see any business opportunities that fit their budget preferences.

To American citizens who are looking to do business, all you need is a great business idea.

For people elsewhere seeking great investment ideas in the U.S., here is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

MOTA, a drone and robotics company based in the U.S. with customers around the world, has recently announced it intends to go public and has filed its Regulation A+ IPO.  If you’re a non-U.S. investor you can invest in a drone company. For small investors, here are two top reasons why you should invest in MOTA

1- MOTA has filed for Regulation A+ IPO which means non-U.S. investors can start your investments from as low as $5. No terms and conditions, no financial limits; a great opportunity.

2- The drone Industry is set to become a $100 billion market in the next few years. No other market has so much potential.

One last suggestion, Reservations are open on a limited scale so if you’re a non-U.S. investor you have a short time to act!

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

How Delivery Drones Will Do A Lot More Than Just Delivery

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

When Jeff Bezos of Amazon announced drone deliveries within half hour of purchase by early 2017, half of the audience was struck with awe while the other half considered it a joke.

We know that while the drones are capable of delivering packages to any given location, there are some technical and legal hurdles. That’s the reason why Amazon hasn’t been able to implement its drone delivery plans even its proposed start dates have come and gone.

The instant incorporation of delivery drones in businesses on a large scale is not possible right now, but the idea is surely not that far away.

As delivery drones are around the corner, let’s look at the pros of drone delivery.  (Cons we will save for some time later.) How will companies, investors, and users benefit from this and what challenges they might face along the way?

Better Business for Drone Companies

Drones companies will profit a lot as production demands will increase manifold. So, too, the investors and shareholders of the drone companies will benefit from the increase in the revenues.

This will also hold true for businesses that incorporate the delivery drones in their business. The increased efficiency in their operation will yield cost savings and better profits.

Fast Deliveries

Drones are set to be the quickest delivery option in a short time. Customers will benefit from this phenomenon as they will get their products right away.  Companies that will better manage the drone deliveries will achieve better sales and higher rates of customer attraction and retention.

Responding to Health Emergencies

If drones can deliver a package faster than anything else, they also can respond to a medical emergency situation quicker than anyone and send emergency kits to patients without wasting time. For a person suffering cardiac arrest or a stroke, whether they are in a dense urban area or a remote location with poor roads, every second counts. Successful tests have already been conducted in many countries to locate a suffering person and reach them with a medical assistance package in time.

Environmental Conservation

When implemented on a full scale, delivery drones will greatly reduce the impact of delivery fleets on the environment. While automobile industry is showing great improvement in reducing the emissions, there is no comparison with the drones which almost have zero effect on the environment.

So we were right when we said delivery drones will do more than just delivery. Improving environment to saving lives in medical situations, drones will do everything to make our lives safe and easy.

Talking about drones, do you know you can be a shareholder of an American drone company?

If you’re a non-U.S. investor and want to buy stock in a drone company, please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

Safer Bridges for Motorists: Drones are the Future for Inspecting Highway Infrastructure

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

Drones already seem a better alternative to old-school road inspection tools; just by the looks of it. But with a little patience and a lot of logic, we will prove today that drones are the best available option to inspect the highway infrastructure.

Why Drones for Highway Inspection?

Companies and organizations around the world that inspect highway infrastructure are incorporating drones in their work at a rapid pace.  There are three reasons for this; safe and efficient work, quality data, and reliable, repeatable results.

How Do Drones Stand Out?

Across the world, the organizations that deal with highway inspection face a tough challenge. They have to conduct regular inspections on designated highways to monitor and ensure the condition of roads: pavement, guardrails, signage, bridges and tunnels, overpasses, and more. This calls for very detailed inspections at regular intervals.  All of this is possible manually, but we will look at how incorporating drones could make difference.

Saving Time and Resources

Doing manual inspections is an intensive and extensive task that requires significant resources: a skilled and experienced workforce, vehicles and often aircraft. Also, the manual inspection process takes a lot of time; for the obvious reasons. When drones replace humans here, not only the inspection work is fast and accurate, but the costs of inspection are cut manifold.

Human Safety

Highways can pass through geographies of diverse nature, some of which can be challenging and even life-threatening for manual highway inspectors. Moreover, on old constructions such as old bridges, the risks can be doubled.  In such cases, drones come as saviors and perform the task quite easily.

How to Choose the Right Drone?

The criterion for choosing the right drone is a pretty straightforward one. The drones must fulfill all the inspection requirements. Additional factors include the price of the drone, the quality of its imaging systems, its durability and flight time, etc.

Drones with right features such as high-quality 4K Ultra HD camera, multiple imaging features to assess highways through multiple imaging techniques, stability, and durability are some of the main factors that should be considered while choosing the drone for the job.

Conclusion

Drones are the future of the highway inspection process. Companies that deal with the highway inspection need to incorporate the drones in their operation as early as possible. This way, they will not only save the operational costs but will also improve the inspection results and ensure the safety of motorists on highways.

If non-you’re a U.S. investor and want to buy stock in a drone company, please click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

Here is How Drones Will Change Agriculture Forever

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Drones are getting precise and efficient each day. As they get better, their applications are getting more diverse; way beyond as a hobby.

We see practical applications of drones in a wide range of industry lines including the agriculture sector.  With greater investments in the drones and new FAA regulations for the use of drones in business, drones are already making a great impact on the agriculture sector.

The agricultural industry is facing tougher challenges with each passing day. As the population is increasing at a rapid pace, the demand for food and other agricultural products has grown manifold over the years. Also, the drastic changes in the environment pose many threats to optimum production.

In such a situation, drones play a vital role in assisting farmers in addressing these challenges and meeting the production demands.

Let’s explore the ways through which drones are streamlining the agricultural processes, and empowering farmers to get better yields.

Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture is a fairly new concept in agricultural management that aims to optimize the production by minimizing resources and maximizing yields.

It is an extensive process that requires precise measurements, deep observations, and timely action when required. And drones seem to be made for it.

Along with many other factors such as technology and scientific knowledge, drones play a central role in the actualization of precision farming.

For a better understanding of the drone applications in the precision agriculture, let’s break down the whole process into systematic steps and then look at how drones can assist in executing every step in a better way than before.

Soil Analysis

The process starts way before the production cycle when the soil and field tests are done to determine the planting and irrigation patterns.  Drones can make the whole process easy by providing highly accurate maps and other data such as imaging.

The analysis continues after the planting where drones can be leveraged to manage the irrigation and soil fertility throughout the production cycle.

Planting

Some drone models have already appeared in the market that shoots the seed package (containing seed plus the essential nutrients) into the soil. Planting seeds through drones can cut the planting costs to one-third and also double the seed uptake rate.

Irrigation

Agricultural drones are equipped with all the sensors to detect the areas where more irrigation is required. Advanced imaging features and heat sensors detect the density of the vegetation as well as heat intensity. Targeted irrigation can also be done with the help of drones in the patches where there is an immediate requirement.

Pest Control

The most common pest control method is spraying pesticides, and drones come as a safer and more precise option when compared to manual spraying or with the help of other machinery.

Drones accurately measure the required distance, avoid any damage to the crop which is quite common with other machines, and also use the minimum chemicals with great effect. Moreover, spraying with drones is faster than any other spray method.

Field Monitoring

The biggest obstacle in the precise irrigation is regular monitoring of the crop throughout the production cycle. It becomes almost impossible for regular monitoring by using manual methods over vast fields. Satellite imaging is often used as an alternative but has its drawbacks.

Drones, on the other hand, not only makes the whole process simpler but also provide accurate observation results in the form of high-quality drone images from as many points as required.  This result in better tracking of the crop development and hence, better crop management.

What’s Next?

Drone companies such as MOTA are working on the idea of connecting multiple drones together so that they work in coordination to perform specified tasks and take the full control of the agricultural processes; thus creating a blockchain of drones.  What more? The application of artificial intelligence in drones will enable them to adapt to different situations and perform multiple tasks when required.

If you’re a non-U.S. investor and want to buy stock in a drone company, please click here.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

Architects and Contractors Winning New Business with Drones

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Construction, of any scale and kind, requires precision, accuracy in calculation, and detailed analysis. This is the reason why drones are an integral tool for all the successful construction companies and architectural firms that have an excellent track record of success.

In many phases of construction, drones have proved to be a better alternative human eye, hands, and mind. After the implementation of FAA regulations for drones in business use, architects and contractors are increasingly incorporating drones into their business.

This not only helps them in completing the projects in an efficient manner but also attracts new clients resulting in improved business.

Let’s look at reasons why drones are so successful in the construction business. Also, we will look at how drones help Architects and contractors win new clients.

Winning new business with drones

Construction and architecture are very competitive niches.  In order to stand out of the crowd, one has to be highly adaptable and proactive in their approach. Incorporating the latest technology is part of this game.

Drones not only allow constructors and architects to quickly complete surveys and invoicing but also enable them to streamline the construction process and complete the projects efficiently. This means that the cost per project decreases and provides more time to do work on more projects.

Drones as a Marketing Tool

When people hear about the incorporation of drones in construction and architecture, they naturally get attracted. Moreover, when the clients see 3D -maps and design models, they feel more confident and secure in sealing the deal because they really see the results and not just talk!

Speed – the Best Tool for Success

With the help of drones, surveys that used to take weeks can be done in a just several hours. When survey reports and other records are ready faster, the clients of construction companies and architects are happier. Also, the firms’ invoices are more accurate and more detailed which makes a better impression on their clients.

If you’re a non-U.S. investor and want to learn more about how to buy stock in a drone company, click here.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

 

This company’s IPO is even more brilliant than Google’s

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

In every IPO, what people normally look at is how much the company is expecting to raise, and how much it is actually making, but there is much more in an IPO than that.

Google’s IPO created a lot of buzz. Although it was not one of the biggest IPOs in the history (which it should have been), the media was all over it. And hence, everyone including investors and the general public was interested in the event.

When the IPO concluded, experts talked about the flaws in the Google IPO. One of the most prominent was in the way Google allocated its shares. Instead of having the underwriter allocate shares to institutions, Google held an auction: the lowest successful bid became the price that everyone got their shares at, even if they had bid a higher amount.

Other problems included allegedly violating SEC rules restricting comments from a company in the lead-up to an IPO.

So, Google IPO was not as flawless as expected, and it disappointed many potential investors who were looking to have a share in one of the largest companies in the world.

So the question here is, is every IPO set meet the same fate?

The answer is NO.

Since the enactment of JOBS Act in 2012, small yet growing companies have been one of the best options to invest; not only for the big investors but also the small investors and the general public.

Regulation A+ IPO under the JOBs act allows the small companies to go public and raise the capital they need to grow. It also gives investors and the general public an equal opportunity to invest in small companies and earn from their growth.

MOTA, a San Jose California-based drone company has recently filed for Regulation A+ IPO.  The company is a prominent player in the manufacture and sale of domestic and commercial drones. The company has been able to sale more than 2 million products in the US and abroad.

The company wants to raise $10 million from its Regulation A+ IPO, and is offering each share at $5; a price that anyone can afford.

What’s better?  Unlike Google IPO, which is reserved for large investors, everyone can invest in it.  So, regardless of your financial status, if you’re a non-U.S. investor you can buy stock in the MOTA Company.

As drone industry is one of the fastest growing industries today, with an expected valuation of $38 billion in the next 4 years, these are really exciting times for all the investors and potential investors who want to benefit from the current market trends.

Are you non-U.S. investor and want to invest in a drone company? If so, click here.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

Meet the Man who is Disrupting the $20 Billion Drone Industry

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

Imagine a world where a drone will be owned by everybody to run personal errands. Imagine a time when drones will make millions of jobs redundant, some of which include delivery guys, roof inspectors, cameramen, security personnel, insurance company inspectors, and farmers.

Seems quite far, but research suggests that such time is only 2-3 years away!

With such an explosive growth in the drone industry over the past few years, it was evident for the large corporate giants to put in some investment in this market.  Eventually, we saw Google, Facebook, and Intel putting in big money for future projects related to drones.

We all understand that large markets attract large companies and heavy investors.  But is there something for small investors and white color people in the drone industry? How can a nine-to-fiver benefit from this booming industry?

There was nothing really, until now, when a well-known drone company from the USA came up with a brilliant plan.

Here is where Michael Faro comes in. He is the CEO and President of MOTA group.

The company is not unknown to the global drone enthusiasts. Remember JETJAT Nano, the world’s smallest and lightest drone? Also, remember the Lily Drone that some of us thought was never coming to the market but hit the shelves with a bang this year.  The company has sold more than 2 million products to date.

As Michael said in an interview at Shanghai Consumer Electronics Show, “MOTA works to reduce the gap between humans and technology by designing products that are easy and fun to use.”  He further added that “Drones don’t have to be complicated for the users, even if they are complicated in their features.”

When we look at the product line of MOTA, we are forced to believe in what Michael said.

But Michael hasn’t stopped at making drones easy to fly; he has taken a step further which has clearly disrupted the drone market. He is making it easy for his customers and other small investors to become partners in his company.

MOTA is the first drone company from the US to go public by offering its stocks to the public through its Regulation A+ IPO.

This will be a win-win situation for both the investors and the company where the investors will benefit from the growing market whereas the company will be able to gather capital to step up its ante in the research and development of new products.

The Regulation A + IPO is a great opportunity for the small investors as they can invest in the stocks of growing companies without bothering much about their financial status.

If you’re a non-U.S. investor click here to start the process to become a part of an American Drone Company.

 

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

This company predicts drones will take over the world

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

Where are all the smart investors putting their money these days?

The drone industry.

Drones are worth $6 billion dollars right now, and the market is set to grow more than 500% in the next 4 years!  The commercial drone industry will surpass 38 billion dollars by 2020.

MOTA, a California-based innovator in the drones, believes that drones are the future.  Drones are going to have an impact in almost every industry.  Therefore, the company has decided to take some proactive steps to prepare itself for the massive increase in its production demand.

One of the steps includes raising $10 million from the Initial Public Offering (IPO).  Much of which will go to the R&D, and mass production of the in-demand products such as the LILY NEXT-GEN, and JETJAT Nano, the world’s smallest drone.

MOTA Initial Public Offering

MOTA recently filed for a Regulation A+ Initial Public Offering. For those who don’t know much about Regulation A+, it is a special type of IPO that enables small size companies to go public. At the same time, it allows the general public to invest in the small businesses. This means that not only the large investors but the general public can also put in small investments to profit from the growing markets.

Who Can Participate in the MOTA Reg A+ IPO

Any non-U.S. investor!

Unlike traditional IPOs, Regulation A + IPOs are not just limited to the accredited investors, nor they are reserved for rich people.  This type of public offering allows any non-U.S. investor to buy equities and become a shareholder of a company.

How Can I Buy Shares in a Drone Company?

The process is very simple.  If you’re a non-U.S. investor, go to MOTA website and read the details regarding the upcoming IPO.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

The Robot Company Billionaires are Waiting For!

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Invest in a Drone Company – Non-U.S. Investors

If you think robots are a thing of future, you might want to think again – because they already are a thing right now!

For drones, the future is now.

Initially developed for the defense industry, drones took no time in putting a mark on the commercial and domestic industries with a host of applications in a wide range of industry lines.

With applications too many to count, drones have something for everyone.  From some kids having fun in the backyard to the security experts watching over an important site, drones are becoming important everywhere.

A Better Time to Invest In Drones

Goldman Sachs reports that drones will be a $100 billion dollar market by 2020; making it an investment opportunity that is simply too hot to ignore.

The massive rise of drones in near future is inevitable, and investors are already looking for the opportunities to invest in the industry.

Unfortunately, there are limited opportunities when it comes to investing in the drone industry, mainly because the majority of the drone manufacturers are privately owned.

But it’s definitely not all curtains for the interested investors.  MOTA, a promising drone company with a market presence for over a decade has recently made some headlines with a nifty product range.

What’s in MOTA for the potential investors? It’s offering an IPO! A golden opportunity for non-U.S. investors to earn profits from the 100-billion dollar market.

Mota Group – Making a Mark in the Drone Industry

Robots are interesting as anything, but they are supposed to be technical and complicated. Or are they?

Thanks to the innovative team of MOTA, robotic drones are not that difficult to operate anymore! The California-based drone company gives us a different view of drones altogether.

From making the world’s smallest and lightest drone to designing drones that operate with ‘One Touch’, MOTA is redefining the way drones are perceived in the commercial and domestic market today.

At MOTA, drones are fun, easy to use, and easy on the eyes. The primary design principle, as Michal Faro, the CEO of MOTA, shared in an interview at the Consumer Electronics Show, is to make robots “as easy to use as possible for everyone”.

The ‘One Touch’ functionality that you see in the latest MOTA robot models stems from this very idea.  The usability, productivity, and durability are three main pillars on which the MOTA robotic drones are built.

What makes MOTA unique in the market is its idea of integrating the three hottest tech innovations of today, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and drones.

MOTA’s Initial Public Offering

MOTA has announced its IPO.  The company is working to raise $10 million from the IPO, most of which will go to the increased production of its promising products such as the JETJAT and Lily drones.

While most of the prominent drone companies are still working privately, Investing in MOTA IPO is a huge opportunity for non-U.S. investors who are looking to make some profits from the $ 100- Billion Market.

More about MOTA

MOTA is a California-based drone manufacturer company that makes smart, easy to use and affordable drones for fun and for work. They claim to have produced the world’s smallest and lightest drone. They sell on their websites plus all the main retailers across the US and around the world.  MOTA has recently filed for IPO and is inviting investors to reserve their shares. If you’re a non-U.S. investor, please read more about all the products, and the upcoming IPO on their website.

The company has filed a Regulation A+ offering statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in regards to a sale of its common stock. Our SEC filing can be retrieved from http://go.mota.com/703.

This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available only for Non-US Persons who are not in the United States. In order for us to be able to issue the shares to you, you should review the material at http://go.mota.com/708 and certify that:

1) You are not a U.S. citizen or resident (Not a U.S. Person).

2) You first received an offer to participate in the Program and agreed to purchase the drones while outside the United States.

3) You understand that the shares issued under the Program will be non-transferable and non-voting until the later of one year after issuance or the date on which a trading market develops for the company’s common stock on a U.S. securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States.

4) You further agree to resell the common stock received in the Program only in accordance with the provisions of SEC  Regulation S,  pursuant to registration under the Securities Act, or pursuant to an available exemption from SEC registration; and agree not to engage in hedging transactions with regard to such securities unless in compliance with the Securities Act and other applicable laws.

AI and Blockchain: Vital for the Future of Drones

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Anyone who needs things identified or measured from the air can often do it better and at less cost with a drone than a manned aircraft. Sometimes drones are the only usable platform, such as sampling gases close to a refinery’s flare stack, or in search and rescue where a helicopter can’t fly low enough to find someone in harm’s way.

Drones can do a lot, but they can’t yet fly autonomously, free of human intervention. That requires two things: artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Artificial Intelligence: Enabling Autonomous Drone Flight

At the low altitudes and complicated flight patterns they fly, drones can easily encounter the unexpected. That’s a problem because most drones have limited obstacle avoidance. As AI becomes more powerful, it will make drones better at this.

AI in drones will include a very comprehensive decision tree drawn from its sensors, real-time weather information and from existing data such as drone incident reports, its own flight manual, terrain obstacle databases and other sources. For example, AI could instruct a drone to fly to point B rather than point A if higher-than-forecast winds reduce flight time or to fly around a storm cell.

The more experience AI has in encountering new situations, the better it becomes.

But AI is not the only thing needed for autonomous flight.

The Federal Aviation Administration predicted there will be 7 million drones active in the skies over our heads by 2020. In the not too distant future drone flights may reach astronomical numbers. The drivers will be package delivery and air taxi services for people.

Right now UPS and FedEx alone deliver about 20 million packages daily. In just one major city, Tokyo, an average of 1,080,000 people take a taxi each day.

Drone delivery and air taxi flights would have to increase dramatically to handle even a fraction of this volume. Among the roadblocks in scaling to this level:

(1.) Done flights are flown 1:1, where one pilot controls one drone. If drone flights reach very large numbers that’s way too many flights for human pilots to manage.

AI will enable humans to control large numbers of drones in a fleet.

(2.) Data collection: at their heart commercial drones are data collection platforms. Very large numbers of drone flights performed for a common purpose implies many people will want to see data from many drones.

That data must be verifiable back to the individual drone which collected it. In other words, there will be a supply chain of data.

Blockchain: Guaranteeing the Integrity of Drone Data

What blockchain brings to drone flight is verification of when and where data are captured in real time. Blockchain is the only way to ensure the authenticity of information each drone collects.

Imagine dozens of drones monitoring a construction project, for example, a major bridge. Multiple stakeholders at dozens of different public and private organizations are responsible for the project. Parts and materials are sourced worldwide.

The drones may be capturing photos, video, infrared and other non-visible spectra, such as magnetic fields to verify steel quality and measurements of ionizing radiation from soil for risks to human health. The drones will share the data they’ve acquired among people and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in different organizations.

The reliability of the drone’s data on a project like this is paramount. Drone data will be used to prove contract compliance and ensure deadlines and milestones are met. The accuracy and timeliness of data may be linked to financial rewards and penalties. Each stakeholder needs to know beyond doubt the authenticity of the data: where it came from, when, and that it’s a true record.

That’s where blockchain excels. It’s a way of guaranteeing the integrity of a supply chain.

Blockchain provides a highly secure, highly distributed record of transactions in real time. Think of your financial records broken into virtual chunks in the cloud, scattered across multiple servers, yet completely accessible to you and you alone in an instant. Like a tamper-proof seal, blockchain will reveal any attempt at unauthorized access to its data.

Blockchain is already in use to verify complex, high-risk supply chains such as the manufacture of human pharmaceuticals and production of baby formula. The large supermarket group Carrefour uses blockchain to track where products came from. It and other retailers and producers are working to develop standards for using blockchain technology to make food supply chains more efficient and safer.

A package delivery drone fleet could use blockchain to ensure the accuracy of data, such as exchanging real-time information on each drone’s routing, performance time, airspace congestion, incidents on the ground, weather, system health and more. Essential performance verification and flight records for customers, data analysts, fleet managers and regulatory authorities at the city, state and federal levels.

In the near future, commercial drone flights will scale up dramatically. We see a future with large-scale drone operations—hundreds or thousands of virtual eyes in the sky acting together or independently, their data, the things see and measure, beyond the reach of unauthorized people.

Blockchain and AI together are essential in enabling autonomous flight and in providing those responsible for drone data a guarantee of its integrity.

 

The Future of Flight is Drones

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Reporters from Bloomberg News had their eyes opened at the Singapore Airshow this month.

“The future of aviation is on display in a cavernous exhibition hall at Asia’s largest airshow,” they wrote, “and it’s drones.”

For the last few months, we‘ve been asking people to imagine a world, where, when you open your door, drones will be flying everywhere.

That future is now.

Drones have made inroads at lightning speed against manned aircraft like helicopters and planes, replacing them for an incredible variety of uses.

At the Singapore show there was a drone “almost everywhere you turn,” the Bloomberg reporters said. In 2015, there were about 320,000 airplanes in active use around the world, while customers bought 4.5 million drones. They noted that the media announcements coming out every day about drones are “just the tip of the iceberg.”

Market researchers have documented an impressive array of drone applications now and to come. Goldman Sachs forecast a $38 billion drone market by 2020, of which $21 billion are commercial drones and 3.3 b. for consumer drones.**

Already drones are used to:

  • Showcase real estate property.
  • Inspect structures and track work at construction jobsites.
  • Pinpoint the most affected areas after a natural disaster.
  • Monitor processes at oil and gas refineries and check pipelines safety.
  • Measure tailings at mine sites.
  • Safety check bridges, tunnels, and other civic infrastructure.
  • Find and rescue people in harm’s way.
  • Count endangered species on land and at sea.
  • Help firefighters, police and other first responders optimize resources.
  • Help news reporters cover breaking stories.

Almost anything that needs seeing or counting can be made more efficient and less risky with a drone.

Our customers tell us about the value they’ve found in our drones. Their stories run something like this:

“On my very first flight, I was able to inspect my paddock, count the horses and verify fences, without having to mount up and ride through it. The drone made quick and easy work of a time-consuming daily task.”

“I use drones to monitor plant health over the life of the crop, get early warning of trouble spots like predators, soil erosion or ponding, and keep detailed records over time to track yields. Drones opened up a new world of data that helps make my operation more efficient.”

We see a future that is even bigger.

Blockchain technology is powering a revolution in how people exchange information. Blockchain is like a highly secure distributed ledger of transactions. Today it’s used to help secure online voting, digital rights protection, and other applications that demand absolute data integrity.

Drones are at heart a data collection platform. We believe blockchain will give drones a way not only to protect their data but also to verify the integrity of the information they collect.

That’s potentially huge. Artificial intelligence and blockchain together will enable drones to adapt autonomously to new situations—not just avoiding obstacles or maintaining course like driverless cars—but to see and to think.

What we see is a future with decentralized drone operation scaling up unimaginably, with potentially hundreds of thousands of virtual eyes in the sky in one area acting together or independently, blockchain and AI enabling them to verify what they see so they can understand, and change what they do.

The sky is not the limit when it comes to drones.


*Bloomberg News, “The Future of Flying Is All About Drones,” Feb. 8, 2018
*Goldman Sachs, “Drones: Flying Into the Mainstream,” March, 2016

Putting Your Drone to Work

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Making money from your drone can be fun and provide extra income or even be a full-time job, but there are a few things you need to know before you start. The good news: your first job just might pay for the drone and all the trimmings like extra batteries!

Here are our suggestions:

(1) Write out what you want to do with a drone. These could include:

  • Weddings,
  • Marketing real estate from homes to hotels,
  • Covering sporting events,
  • Property inspections,
  • Checking a construction jobsite,
  • Agricultural mapping or images over time to monitor crop health,
  • Infrastructure inspection and looking into difficult-to-see places like gutters and rooftops,
  • Newsgathering,
  • Movies,
  • And wherever your imagination takes you.

(2) Write out what you want in a drone. Drones take pictures so it should definitely have a 4K camera and Smart Hover,™ i.e. the ability to stay in place even in winds. It should also have autoflight capability so it will return home automatically if the battery runs low or if it loses the signal from your controller. Look at what others have done and consider if you want to, too.

(3) Use your own, or buy, a smartphone or a tablet.

Use a smartphone if you’re going to use a dedicated controller. It will display the video and still images from the drone, and overlay this with important flight information like altitude, direction, speed, etc. A dedicated controller generally offers a greater range and a greater degree of precision in flying over using a mobile device alone.

If you want a big screen, use a tablet as a standalone controller.

(4) Make sure to check any regulations or restrictions in your area, for example no-fly zones or if you need a pilot’s certificate.

(5) Practice, practice, practice:

  • Read the owner’s manual front to back. Learn the drone’s auto flight capabilities so you’ll know exactly what it will do under different circumstances.
  • Consider buying a nano-sized drone to practice with first. You’ll learn basic flying skills without any risk of damaging your more costly aerial camera.
  • Fly your work drone in little baby steps in a large safe area until you know where each control is and are comfortable using it.

(6) Create a great sample reel showing off your drone skills to post to your company page on Facebook or elsewhere. Consider approaching at least one business opportunity as a loss leader so you can acquire this footage for your reel.

(7) Make lists of your target opportunities. If a business, show them your reel and tell them how much they can save over more costly and riskier manned inspections. If a wedding or other personal photography, show them dramatic shots of people having fun, lifetime memories they couldn’t get any other way. Seeing is believing: if possible, offer to fly your drone then and there so they can see for their selves.

There are a ton of ways to earn money by putting your drone to work. You just need to put your mind to work to imagine and go out after them.

ULTRA™ is the New Super

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At MOTA we designed a universally appealing drone in terms of aesthetic appeal, but also a drone that requires less than 5 minutes to go from novice to pro. Today, recreational freedom comes in the shape of the world’s easiest drone to fly: ULTRA. This little guy is big enough to chase your pets around the house, small enough to fit in your hands and quick enough to make you feel like King Kong trying to swat it out of the sky. What makes it unquestionably attractive is not just the smooth matte-black finish or it’s silky pearl-white curves, but its fancy pro-features now compartmentalized into this tiny drone.

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Yes, it has a camera, yes, it can auto-hover in place while you tie your shoelaces, yes, it can land on its own with the push of a button, but no it’s not smart enough to babysit your kids, at least not yet. You know what the coolest part about this drone is? You guessed it, it’s Mobile App Integrated! Fly it from your phone, stream on your phone, share it with friends and most importantly take selfies with it. How cool is that?! ULTRA is our little drone filled with intrepid adventures and we want to share the joy with everyone! Check out our page for more info https://www.mota.com/ultra/

In New York in February? Check Out Our Drones at Toy Fair!

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Toy Fair LogoToy Fair is one of the largest toy shows in the world. It’s where most every child would like to be, and we’ll be there next month with a flock of new drones.

They run from battle-ready, kid-friendly micro fliers to a compact high-performance camera drone that’s smaller than a sheet of paper but captures stunning 4K video from thousands of feet away.

And we’ll have our JETJAT ULTRA, selected by parents, industry experts and journalists as a finalist for 2017 Toy of the Year. Small enough to hide in a teacup, the ULTRA sends video right to your smartphone.

Take our latest drones up for a spin. Toy Fair opens at the Javits Center Saturday, February 18, and runs through Tuesday, February 22. We’ll be in booth 5947 on the first floor.

TOTY Finalist

 

 

 

Mota Rules the Skies @ CES

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Held each January in Las Vegas, CES is one of the largest consumer electronics shows in the world.

 

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We showed off cool new products, from the palm-sized JETJAT Striker drones—battle-tough, kid-friendly micro drones just for play—to a very large drone for extended operations like search and rescue in harsh weather.

 

We also showed off JETJAT JoJo, new to our drone line-up. Smaller than a sheet of paper, it packs a 14-megapixel camera for stunning 4K video, optical sensors for precise flight indoors as well and out and autoflkight software to make drone piloting easy. It takes camera drones to new heights of image quality and performance.

 

Both the Strikers and JoJo will be available very soon at major retailers.

 

More than 175,000 people came to CES. Now it’s on to New York and Toy Fair in February!