I was fortunate to be able to attend the UAVs in the Resources Industry Conference this week, held in Perth, Australia. This is the first UAV Conference held in Australia and featured speakers from UAV suppliers, operators, users, training bodies and regulatory bodies. The presentations were very interesting, and it was great to meet with people working in this field and discuss topics ranging from the UAV design and technology, specific applications that UAVs can be used for in the resources industry, benefits and challenges, safety considerations, practical experience from people using them, and the latest in the regulatory updates.

HeliWest gave a demo at the end of the conference of the Altura Octo-Copter with thermal and visual live video feed which was very impressive!

The UX-5 UAV from Haefeli Lysnar & Trimble
The UX-5 UAV from Haefeli Lysnar & Trimble

 

A larger scale UAV from Aerosonde
A larger scale UAV from Aerosonde

 

HeliWest demo'ing the Altura octocopter at the foreshore
HeliWest demo’ing the Altura octocopter at the foreshore

 

Watching the live video feed from the Octo-copter
Watching the live video feed from the Octo-copter

 

The Altura octo-copter in flight
The Altura octo-copter in flight
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