Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Landscape

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard.

Recent advances in UAV technology have led to diverse and rapidly expanding applications of UAV in fields such as communication, survey, agriculture and aerial photography.

Our questions:

  • How does the competitive technology landscape of UAV look like?

  • What are the main and emerging applications of UAV?

  • Who are the key and emerging players for each application or technology field of UAV?

  • What are the main technology challenges in UAV?

> 13000 UAV-relevant patent families were retrieved using PatentInspiration by AULIVE


Selected Findings from UAV-relevant patent publications worldwide (>2600 patent families), except China (analyzed separately)


Selected Findings from UAV-relevant patent publications (>10000 patent families) in China


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