October 21, 2017 4:30 PM ET

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Company Overview of 3D Robotics, Inc.

Company Overview

3D Robotics, Inc. manufactures drones. The company offers Solo, a motion control drone; Site Scan, a cloud-connected mobile application for autonomous inspections, scans, and surveys that create 2D maps and 3D models; and a portal to process, publish, and integrate aerial analytics and data into workflows. It also provides Pixhawk, an autopilot for building UAVs based on the PX4 open-hardware projects; and parts and accessories. The company serves construction, insurance, surveying and mapping, agriculture, utilities and telecom, and public safety sectors. It sells products through resellers and its online store worldwide. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Berkeley, California.

1608 4th Street

Suite 410

Berkeley, CA 94710

United States

Founded in 2009





Key Executives for 3D Robotics, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Director of 3DRx Labs
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

3D Robotics, Inc. Key Developments

3D Robotics Announces Launch of BIM Integration for Commercial Drone, Site Scan

3D Robotics announced the launch of Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities within Site Scan. Construction is an $8,000 industry with margins that regularly net less than 1%. The average construction project runs 80% over budget and 20-months behind schedule - primarily because the physical world of the construction site has, until now, been hard to reconcile with the digital world of virtual design. Site Scan, the first end-to-end application offering fully autonomous drone image capture and seamless cloud integration with Autodesk, now offers construction industry professionals the ability to use a drone as a powerful BIM tool. Site Scan helps prevent rework, offers data that contractors can leverage to write change orders, and provides a positive return on investment often within days of deployment on a construction site. Cost overruns and delays occur when the realities of the physical world are out of alignment with the plans of the digital world. The missing link in field construction technology has been the integration of site-wide survey-grade imagery, perfectly overlaid with BIM design data. Site Scan helps to end construction delays, prevents the need for rework, accurately displays progress, and aids in defining change order requirements. 3DR Site Scan with BIM processing capabilities brings construction design and planning into the real world by using daily scans conducted by drones to track each day's progress. These real-time scans can then be overlaid upon original designs to identify building errors before they grow in cost and time, closing the model/site loop by introducing clash detection that no longer lives solely on a screen. Features of Site Scan with BIM processing capabilities that benefit virtual design construction managers and site operators include save and refly mission; design overlays; and ground control points. With the new 'Refly mission' button, individuals can do their regular check of an area for obstacles, set up the drone and tap one button to capture all the data they need. Data is then processed in the cloud with another single tap and available to team members both in the field and in the office. While images themselves are helpful, adding the designs and plans as a layer helps a superintendent identify mistakes before they cause issues. Overlays can be printed out and shared in the field, displayed on an iPad at meetings led by the superintendents and stored for future record keeping. A prerequisite to overlaying vector data is accurately placed imagery. This has always been possible with Site Scan, but now Ground Control Point data can be entered by users. 3DR provides a detailed setup guide to help incorporate this step into initial survey collection contracts.

3DR Announces Availability of Sony R10C on Site Scan for Exclusive Use in Commercial Industries

3DR announced the availability of Site Scan, 3DR's fully-automated aerial analytics platform as an integrated bundle with Sony's UMC-R10C camera. Site Scan, which already has many customers in the construction, engineering and mining industries, is now the first and only product to seamlessly integrate and exploit all the power of the Sony UMC-R10C, a best-in-class professional grade camera. The 20MP APS-C size sensor captures 13 times the light of a 1/2.3" sensor found in DJI drone cameras. A larger sensor automatically translates into a higher signal-to-noise ratio and higher dynamic range. This, combined with the sharp 20mm Sony SEL20F28 prime lens, dramatically improves image quality and the quality of the maps and models generated by Site Scan. With the new camera, Site Scan achieves an impressive resolution of 0.5cm/pixel (Ground Sampling Distance). Customer Benefits: Companies using Sony R10C on Site Scan have already noted its main benefits. High Definition Aerial Imagery, No Subcontractors Required: The Sony sensor. To get this level of detail before September 1, 2016, would have needed to rent or own a $30K+ drone and hire a specialist to process the data. Intuitive Workflow, From Flight to Finish: Site Scan is built for field professionals and assumes no prior drone or piloting experience. Collecting data is as easy as selecting an area on a map and swiping the screen for take-off. Integrates with Existing Workflows: For Autodesk users, the process to turn photos into valuable data such as volume measurements and design surfaces requires no additional training or software outside of Site Scan. It simply revolutionizes the data or reality capture aspect of the workflow by allowing engineers and construction site supervisors to collect data instead of specialists. The Sony UMC-R10C is available now, completely integrated with the Site Scan app on iOS, with full survey functionality. Scan functionality, used for 3D models, and Inspect mode, used for live inspections, will be available later this year. The total package is available for an introductory price of $12,200 including the drone, camera, software and full support.

3D Robotics, Inc. Presents at The Montgomery Summit, Mar-09-2016 04:00 PM

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