WHAT HAP­PENS WHEN DRONE meets new spin

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Soft­ware­soar­ing. Safer. know-howFaster. That ha­sis the Michi­gan­promise of com­pa­nythe drone soft­ware de­vel­oped by Ann Ar­bor-based Skyspecs. Used ini­tially to in­spect wind tur­bines, use for cell tow­ers, bridges and sewer sys­tems is not far be­hind. “There’s a huge op­por­tu­nity to aug­ment ex­ist­ing in­spec­tion pro­cesses that are la­bor in­ten­sive, dirty or dan­ger­ous with a drone,” says co-founder Tom Brady. It’s the type of in­no­va­tion you’d ex­pect from a state whose aero­space in­dus­try gen­er­ates nearly $1 bil­lion in an­nual sales. The kind of prom­ise that’s Pure Michi­gan.

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