The Sky's the Limit for Genius NY Competitors - Spectrum News
The Genius New York Competition is back with six teams working on innovations in unmanned systems. People are competing for the top prize of $1 million. But everyone participating will walk away with some financial investment in their company.... article & video
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces Genius NY Competition Finalists - NY.gov
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six finalists selected to take part in the second round of GENIUS NY - one of the world's largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors... article
6 Finalists for Next Round of Genius NY Competition in Syracuse Announced - Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. -- The six finalists chosen for the next round of the Genius NY competition are businesses from Syracuse, California, New Mexico, Michigan, Virginia and Switzerland.... article
Dropcopter’s mission is automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); farming efficiency, the promotion of new technologies, and healthy crop yield growth. In early 2015, Dropcopter completed its patent pending prototype, and conducted the first ever UAS pollination of orchards crops, boosting crop set by 10%.
Dropcopter is partnered with the US helicopter manufacturer Pulse Aerospace, using their industry grade Vapor55 helicopter to carry our patent pending"Worker-Bee" pollinator. Our methods guarantee growers crops are pollinated, ignoring environmental factors such as wind and cold that would prevent honeybee activity.
Our 2015 - 2017 trials have shown a dramatic crop set increase of 10% nut set in almonds, scalable across large areas.
We are a team with diverse backgrounds in agriculture, robotics, and entrepreneurship.