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How Quickly Fortunes Turn

Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

Chris Anderson, co-founder and CEO of 3DR, describes how the grassroots community of drone makers that his company helped grow disrupted the aerospace industry by cutting out the high cost of sending a pilot into the sky for aerial observations of things like traffic congestion and land management. Anderson says the victory was short-lived due to Chinese drone maker DJI, prompting 3DR to pivot away from consumer hardware and toward business applications.