During Flying High at the Thinkery, I was lucky enough to sit down with Gene Robinson, founder of RP Search Services, a non-profit for performing search and rescue missions as well as RP Flight Systems, a for-profit UAS consulting firm. Gene is a rock star in the drone industry who has gained international attention for his assistance in conducting search and rescue operations on four continents and in over 29 states. He works tirelessly to understand both the legal and regulatory barriers in place in addition to educating the public about drones and their impact for good.
Gene’s knowledge and passion are unsurpassed. He and Coitt Kessler, a member of the Austin Fire Department’s Robotic Emergency Deployment (RED) Team, conducted the UAS search efforts for the Memorial Day floods in Wimberley last year (and wrote this white paper about their experience). Interviewing him was a treat for me!
Watch the full interview with Gene here.