These two player are currently the pacemaker in the upcoming commercial UAV world and show a lot of presence both physically on almost every international expositions and on all corresponding internet platforms.
The ranking below is an activity index of drone companies created with web mining tools. Goal is to put this activity in relation and provide inferences about their business activity.
Lily, the Sporty Drone: Lily Robotics Inc. offers small UAVs for sport activities and works with the “follow me” feature. Even Usain Bolt is not fast enough to escape from the Lily ability.
Precision Hawk is a proud member of the FAA’s Pathfinder program, an initiative to develop UAV regulation in collaboration with the industry. Competing with Precision Drone on the US market, Precision Hawk has its core competence in the agricultural drone business, monitoring the crop health etc. via special UAV camera features.
Fotokite – the rule-breaking UAV: Fotokite designs a small UAV Quadcopter which is connected via a flexible leash to the ground station. This solution does not require the UAV regulation, is independent of GPS or radio control and enjoys “endless” endurance through the leash power connection to the ground battery. Perfect for a long unmanned dog walk.
Aerialtronics – Prepared for the industrial sky revolution above 150 m (500feet). The manufacturer from the Netherlands also works on industrial solutions and has high knowledge of agriculture and inspection applications.
If you are you interested in the details of the TOP20 manufacturer and their UAV solutions, feel free to download the TOP20 manufacturer data sheet with more than 1600 data entries and all commercial and technical information.
About the ranking
How did we generate this data? It all depends on clicks and likes – This index gathers the online activity on several online searches and social media tools.
- # of Google searches: How often people search for the companies on Google in conjunction with drones and UAS/UAV
- # of Tweets: How often companies get mentioned in tweets on Twitter in conjunction with drones and UAS/UAV
- # of News items: How often newspapers and blogs mention the companies in conjunction with drones and UAS/UAV
- # of Drone Company employees: How many company employees carry the tag “Drone or UAV/UAS” on Linkedin
The highest scoring company in each dimension receives a rating of 100%, with all other Drone companies receiving a lower percentage in linear relation to the score of the highest ranking company. The total score is an average of all four measured dimensions.
A manufacturer could become an index of 100% if he leads all considered sources.