Drones: The next advancement in human innovation | Shawn Muehler | TEDxFargo

Shawn Muehler has been fascinated by aviation since before starting middle school. He turned his love of flying into a successful military career which led to his current role as CEO of Botlink, a drone startup here in Fargo. He is working to advance the unmanned aerial vehicle industry through innovative software and hardware, highlighted in this talk

Shawn is the COO of drone software company, Botlink. He is an officer in the U.S. Air Force, has been serving our country and flying both manned and unmanned aircraft for over a decade. His love of flying model aircraft and Cessnas in his youth transpired into flying Learjets and military drones as a profession, and Shawn’s extensive aviation and technology background is the inspiration for Botlink.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


  1. OSoHexxy on November 3, 2020 at 1:39 pm


  2. Karam Hasanzade on November 3, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    How do thermal cameras detect humans in a burning building, they literally search for HEAT!

  3. mhtinla on November 3, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I heard that ISIS is working on a drone, the size of a fly, and will send it to the Whitehouse to say hi…

  4. Kelley Lakawitch on November 3, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    +dumplingduo my proposal is are kids truly listened to or are adults just giving them the answer they want to hear

  5. Kelley Lakawitch on November 3, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    drones really I have better ideas than drones and I’m 13

  6. cj hepburn on November 3, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Excuse me, I got Fury on line 2…

  7. nandafprado on November 3, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    When you are being watched who is watching the watchers?
    The Big Brother is here, he already stablished itself deep.

  8. bronxbombers1302 on November 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    what world is he living in? we are enslaved, and spied on, just what we need, more drones. apple orange. nit picky words. shoot down drones.

  9. cj hepburn on November 3, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Life in the big city…

  10. Hussain Fahmy حسين فحمي on November 3, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Drones = Slaughter

  11. erick omaña on November 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    fuck you

  12. cha0s50617 on November 3, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Really? Advancement in human innovation?

    An UAV is the result of the combination of several fields from computing to the material sciences, I wouldn’t really call an inevitable product of advancements in other fields an advancement in human "innovation", it is expected.

    Perhaps a more suitable application of the title is to fields of which would change relatively many things they touch, you can include computing in that Moore’s Law practically guarantees a revolution.

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