Kitty Hawk, the air taxi company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is buying what’s left of one-time DJI competitor 3D Robotics. As part of the acquisition, 3D Robotics co-founder Chris Anderson will become Kitty Hawk’s chief operating officer.
The acquisition was first reported by Forbes, which published a detailed look at the current state of Kitty Hawk and its new focus on developing a remote-piloted electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft on Friday.
Chris has been part of the open hardware efforts and more from the start, and we stocked the 3D Robotics UAVs when they came out. Chris is one of the people Limor and I email any time, mostly about random things in the industry or for advice, and Chris has always been helpful, and insightful – Kitty Hawk is lucky to have him there, congrats.
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