The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. And you can expect, as always, a plethora of drone product launches, industry expert discussions and more.
As always, the event is going to be huge. Last year’s show featured about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 180,000 attendees.
Here are all the drone CES 2020 nuggets you should be watching out for this week:
Expect DJI’s presence to be big, again
DJI will return for its sixth year to CES. Last year, the drone giant used the show to release a new controller for the Mavic 2.
This year, DJI will be showcasing its new Mavic Mini, plus the Osmo Action, Osmo Mobile 3, Ronin-SC as well as the Phantom 4 Pro V2. And who knows? You can probably expect another big announcement dropping later from DJI this year. Stay tuned to The Drone Girl as we’ll be watching for it.
You can find the DJI booth, including a flight cage, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall 2, #26402. One more reason to show up: attendees at the DJI booth can enter to win a daily raffle with prizes including Mavic Mini, Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket.
See Doosan’s hydrogen fuel cell powerpack for drones
New to CES this year: a drone that can fly for two hours, and charge in just 10 minutes. Doosan Mobility will be demoing what it claims is the world’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell powerpack for drones, the Doosan DP30 Powerpack.
The powerpack consists of a few parts: a lightweight, hydrogen fuel cell system and a drone frame, built and offered as a modular package kit.
The Doosan DP30 Powerpack is part of the CES 2020 Innovation Awards Showcase.
Drone-related panel discussions at CES 2020:
If you have a Starter Conference Pass or Deluxe Conference Pass, you’ll be able to attend a series of panels on drones. Each of the panels will occur on Thursday, Jan. 9, and they all follow each other in the same location, so you don’t even have to leave your seat!
Drones: More than Just Aerial Footage
Doug Johnson, Vice President of Technology Policy at the Consumer Technology Association; Alicia Leahy, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Motion Picture Association; drone pilot Skip Fredricks; FOX News Channel drone pilot and producer Rebecca Kesten; and Katie O’Leary, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at DroneDeploy will discuss how TV and film businesses are working drones into their productions.
9-10 a.m. at the LVCC North Hall N253
Drones Making an Impact Globally
Experts including FAA Executive Director Jay Merkle and DJI Director of Public Safety Integration Wayne Baker will explore how companies and professions build drone workflows into their operations for daring, dangerous or difficult jobs, in a panel moderated by Women and Drones founder Sharon Rossmark.
10:15-11:15 a.m. at the LVCC North Hall N253
Drone Pilots: Knowing Opportunities and Getting Started
Designed for new pilots, this panel should be a good one for learning about the emerging business opportunities presented by changing drone regulations. Panelists will include Abby Speicher Carroll, CEO of DARTdrones, and Josh Bixler, President of Flite Test.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the LVCC North Hall N253
Here are the drone-related companies exhibiting at CES 2020:
- 4S Mapper
- Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
- AEE Technology Inc.
- Aeronext Inc.
- Aeva, Inc.
- AG Optics Co., Ltd.
- Allite, Inc
- ALX Systems
- Anji Xuanlong Furniture Co.,Ltd
- Applied Brain Research Inc.
- ATLAN Space
- Audiowell Sensor Technology
- Blue Innovation Co., Ltd.
- Cepton Technologies Inc.
- Chamber of Commerce of Vigo
- Chasing-Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
- Coherent Logix
- Creative Technology
- Dictaf Corporation
- Digital Trends
- DPI, Inc.
- DroneDek, LLC
- Efficient Power Conversion
- embotech AG
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Evertek Computer Corp.
- Extreme Fliers
- F&E Trading
- FLIR Systems Inc.
- Fluidity Technologies
- FPV Robotics Inc.
- GaN Systems
- Goertek, Inc.
- Goldex Ltd.
- GrAI Matter Labs
- Grepow Inc.
- Guangzhou Childhood Technology Co.,Ltd
- GyroPalm, LLC
- Hangzhou GeniusPros Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Hanseo University
- Hanwang Technology Co., Ltd.
- Hardware Club
- HG Robotics
- Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
- Hohem Technology Co., Ltd.
- Industrial Technology Research Institute
- Innoviz Technologies Ltd.
- International Supplies
- KAB Ventures
- Lami-Tech. Korea
- Lau International Distribution Pte Ltd.
- Leyden Jar Technologies
- Lilliput Electronics (USA) Inc.
- Litra LLC
- Longan Vision
- Lume Cube LLC
- Mass Robotics
- Micro-Ant LLC
- N.E.M. Electronics Corp.
- National Taiwan University
- Navatics Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.
- Navitas Semiconductor
- Neuvition Technology (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
- Nidec Corporation
- Notos Technologies
- OAXIS Asia Pte Ltd.
- Oceanalpha Group Ltd.
- Ouster, Inc.
- palmcat corp.
- PixArt Imaging
- Planet Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
- PLUME – Drone delivery service
- Polaris3D Co., Ltd
- Polynesian Exploration, Inc
- Powervision Robot Corp.
- ProLogium Technology Co., Ltd.
- Quantaglion Co., Ltd.
- RaSpect Intelligence Inspection Limited
- Real Networks Inc.
- Regulus Cyber
- Robotic Research LLC
- Ryder System, Inc.
- Sba loan group
- Shenzhen High Great Innovation Technology Developm
- Shenzhen Honcell Energy Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Kim Dai Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen LeveTop Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Qi Yuan Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Top-Peak Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Viewpro Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Vxfly Intelligent Information Technology
- Shenzhen Weccan Toys Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Xiangnong Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen XinMuMu Technology Co.,Ltd
- Shenzhen Zero Zero Infinity Technology Co., Ltd
- Shida Battery Technology Co., Ltd.
- SiLC Technologies, Inc
- Sixdof Space
- Sublue Underwater AI Co., Ltd.
- Sunflower Labs Inc.
- Swellpro Technology Co., Ltd.
- SYSGO GmbH
- TDK Corporation
- Terahertz Device Corporation
- Thailand Pavilion
- ThiEYE Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Thirdeye Robotics Co., Ltd.
- Uhnder Inc.
- Unicore Communications Inc.
- Union Group
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- USAI Co., Ltd.
- Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
- VisionICs Microelectronics Technology Co.,Ltd
- Walmart eCommerce
- WhiteFox Defense
- WYCA Robotics
- Xiamen Leading Optics Co., Ltd.
- Xilinx Inc.
- Xvisio Technology
- Zhejiang Sunny Optical Intelligence Technolo