Speaker Highlights Positives Of Using Unmanned Aircraft For Inspections

Tero Heinonen has a vision for a world where unmanned aircraft fly along millions of miles of power lines, railways and other major infrastructure. The aircraft would fly out of their pilots’ sight to monitor structural condition and return with data that would be analyzed and used to assist utility companies in making decisions regarding…
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Stakes High In North Dakota’s Unmanned Aircraft Investments

For years the ground has provided the oil and crops that have fueled North Dakota’s economy, but bets have been placed on an airborne industry joining those staples. Those wagers are on the unmanned aircraft industry and they are hefty, with tens of millions appropriated for research and economic development efforts over the past decade,…
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UND Center For Innovation Continues To Establish UAS Ecosystem, Add Tenants

For now, Suite 188 sits empty in the UND Center for Innovation, but Tero Heinonen has big plans for the small space. Heinonen is the CEO of Sharper Shape, a company seeking to inspect infrastructure with unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. The company is the latest to join the center as a UAS…
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Local UAS Firm Featured In Small Business Photo Documentary

Its role in the growing unmanned aircraft industry has earned a Grand Forks company a place in a small business documentary project. Field of View which creates sensors and software for unmanned aircraft systems, is among 100 small businesses nationwide chronicled through the Small Business Revolution project. “UAS is kind of somewhat new, but it’s…
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