Parafoil UAVs as an Efficient and Viable Alternative Solution for Last Mile Distribution

by Patrick Watson, Director of Business Development for Animal Dynamics

Animal Dynamics has developed an innovative range of UAVs using parafoil technology specifically focused on last mile distribution. Parafoils benefit from being incredibly energy efficient and capable of carrying heavy payloads with relatively simple vehicle construction allowing for an economically viable transport method for challenging and hostile terrain.

program: https://unmannedcargoaircraftconference.com/program/

Interview

What drives you?
Trying to figure out how to provide better services and products to remote communities without the need for more roads.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
AD has designed a truly innovative technology, which could bring last mile logistics closer to reality.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Technologies that ultimately de-centralise services and products such as: micro-grids, aerial transportation networks, e-payments, etc..

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Broader economic development and more efficiently functioning economies.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Bureaucracy and regulation

“Special Quote”
Over the next ten years we are going to see logistics and transportation open up from being limited by currently rigid road infrastructure to operating on fully flexible and responsive aerial transportation networks.

About Patrick Watson

Patrick is currently Director of Business Development for Animal Dynamics, based out of Oxford. Patrick has over 14 years of experience working with high-growth innovative businesses in both a finance and strategy capacity throughout Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

Patrick recently completed his MBA at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, in 2018 and prior to that he was Latin America Senior Partner and Director of Global Investment Advisory Group for I-DEV International, facilitating finance to social impact businesses in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Animal Dynamics

At Animal Dynamics we develop the most efficient and useful vehicles and systems that perform beyond anything currently found in nature or engineering.

What motivates us is our drive to create original and worthwhile solutions to real problems.

To achieve this we research the underlying principles of natural systems and marry these with the latest engineering techniques, materials and processes.

We design super-efficient systems inspired by the deep study of evolutionary biomechanics.

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