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AUVSI 2017: Copycats, profits cause for concern

12th May 2017 - 17:57 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Dallas


In a show where hundreds of companies and tens of thousands of visitors and exhibitors gather to discuss and explore the latest innovations in the fast paced unmanned industry, it perhaps comes as no surprise that some are wary about what to show and what to keep from prying lenses.

Such is the risk that some exhibitors are displaying dummy models of their systems which leave out crucial components and leave capabilities hidden, to deter copyright infringement, plagiarism and what can amount to basic industrial espionage.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official from a self-described small and medium enterprise …

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