American Robotics CEO Reese Mozer calls 2022 an ‘inflection point’ in automated drone services
American Robotics CEO Reese Mozer has no beef with drone deliveries, but he thinks all the hoopla surrounding aerial transport of burgers and burritos is drowning out news about farther-reaching UAV activities that are dramatically changing the way businesses operate. He tells DroneDJ about that transformative innovation, and how American Robotics’s (AR) leading role in the complete automation of critical drone services to industry is set to take wing.
According to McKinsey, 660,000 commercial drone deliveries were made over the past three years – nearly 500,000 of which were made in 2021 alone – with those numbers set to jump to 1.5 million this year. While that’s all fine and good, Mozer notes much activity in that global estimate is taking place outside North America, particularly through multiple medical supply flights that UAV logistics companies like Zipline and Swoop Aero operate in African nations each day. Commercial drone deliveries, he says,…