#055 – Tethered Drones with AeroMana

In Podcast by Ian Smith


AeroMana is a startup that provides tethered drone solutions. A drone that is tethered means that it is attached by wire to the ground, presumably to an external power source, giving the drone potentially “unlimited” endurance.

AeroMana’s CEO, Jon Miller and CSO, Manuel Lombardini, join Ian to discuss how tethered drones provide unique flexibility for specific types of operations by enabling them to fly for hours, not minutes. Making all of that data useful is the next big challenge so AeroMana also provide proprietary analytics software for applications from sports to firefighting to surveillance.

The trio also explore the regulations around tethered drones and give their opinion on whether they should (or shouldn’t) be treated the same way as non-tethered, “traditional” drones.