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DJI Mavic Pro
The DJI Mavic Pro folds down to the size of a water bottle, boasts improved transmission range and vision positioning, and offers the 4k recording system drone lovers have come to expect. It further sets itself apart from competitors by offering collision avoidance as well. Check it out here!
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DJI Drone Headset
At the same event that DJI unveiled the Mavic Pro, it also announced the coming release of DJI Goggles – the headset that allows users to view footage from a flying drone in first-person. This new wearable utilizes the company’s new OcuSync technology to deliver live video from the drone’s camera to both of the headset’s two 1080p displays. A single drone can also be synced to two individual headsets, so both wearers can see what the drone captures in real-time. Learn more
Adidas’ Futurecraft M.F.G. Shoes
Adidas is betting big on the robotic revolution and recently unveiled the first shoes created at the Speedfactory, a facility that is run almost entirely by robots. The shoe has been dubbed the Futurecraft M.F.G. (Made for Germany). More shoes will be made available when the factory goes commercial in 2017. Learn more
Elide Fire Ball
The Elide Fire Ball is a small three-pound ball that packs a powerful punch. When the ball comes into contact with extreme heat it explodes an extinguishing powder mixture that puts out any fire within close range. It takes no special training, has a shelf life of 5 years, and can detonate on its own if a fire occurs while you are not at home. Learn more
“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill
Where I’ve Been
I presented the “Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules” as well as a review of the 2016 Construction Technology Report online for the CFMA Fall Webinar on October 5th.
Where I’ll Be
On October 18th, I will be speaking at the Construction Industry Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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