Chinese drone king turns to farming

‘ENTERPRISE’ DRONES:A drone carrying a payload of 15kg can spray the same area covered by 30 workers and do a more efficient job, the manager of a small firm said

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 26, 2017

Chinese drone maker Da-Jiang Innovations Technology Co (DJI, 大疆創新科技) is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photographs to fend off growing competition in the global remote-controlled aircraft market.

The world leader in the civilian drones sector is switching its focus from leisure photography to more professional uses for its uncrewed aerial vehicles and it sees agriculture as the future for the burgeoning industry.

DJI’s campus lies within a high-tech park in Shenzhen, where visitors are treated to a showroom featuring an array of drones.

Half the space of the showroom is dedicated to the recreational machines like the Phantom series, while the other half shows off the “enterprise” drones for agriculture, public safety, professional photography or film-making.    [FULL  STORY]

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