Process to get started & cost?

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    Discuss with customer their ideal AR drone use case and then work with ThirdEye team to come up with a custom contract. Customers can be in any industries using drones now as AR will help enhance this. ThirdEye can create any custom AR drone solution with our in house AR and drone expertise. ThirdEye has created this for the military.
    We can also bundle drones with our software.

    If you have any clients seeking custom drone solutions, we would love a medium size drone contract (on the order of $20-50k, about 1 month time) from a reputable company. We can make drone solutions from scratch where we build a custom drone hardware custom fit to meet the customer’s needs, or we can build on top of the DJI enterprise platform which has tons of sensors, lots of autonomous capabilities, etc. Right now we can display the feed from a variety of drone cameras on the X2. This has 2 main benefits. 1. When you’re flying a drone you can’t look at the camera feed and the drone at the same time. This means you usually have to fly the drone just looking at the camera feed, which requires lots of hours of training to get good at and makes it really easy to crash (and these are expensive pieces of equipment). With the X2 you can see the drone in the air and you can see the camera feed from the Drone’s perspective making it easier to fly with less training and less likely to crash. It also means you have situational awareness and can be aware of your surroundings. 2. Since we use an AR display instead of video goggles (think similar to VR goggles) or a phone screen, you can fly the drone by looking at it and point the camera(s) at different things of interest. This is particularly useful for things like infrastructure inspection for telecom and solar panel companies.
    On top of all that, I am fairly confident that we can develop or use existing autonomous flight capabilities. For example you pull up a GPS map of an area, draw a shape on it, and the drone will fly that route by itself and it’ll have some capabilities to avoid obstacles like trees and buildings. This would be good for situations where a helicopter would be useful, like for firefighters trying to assess a wildfire or police trying to get more info on an active shooter scene, search and rescue efforts, etc.
    Lastly, longer term we are considering the possibility of creating a drone solution where the drone is put up in the air (piloted or autonomous) and the video feed and data from the drone can be viewed on a smartphone by anyone in the field. It is a good extension of the principles that make RemoteEye and RespondEye useful.
    If any customer wants anything Drone related built, even if its not what I just described, it’s still worth talking to them and understanding what they want and seeing if its feasible to build and worth pursuing. I think there is a valuable yet niche market for the intersection AR and Drones that ThirdEye has the potential to enter, and getting a decent contract for a Drone project would be a really cost effective way for ThirdEye to enter that market

    Also get AR overlays on the drone feed. i.e. when flying a drone and looking at electrical equipment can get AR information overlaid onto it instead of just the drone video feed.