The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International hosted Xponential 2016 last week at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Xponential is said to be the largest trade show for the unmanned systems market, drawing more than 8,000 attendees to see some 600 exhibitors and attend 300-plus educational sessions.
Connectors and cabling were among the technologies that were well-represented on the show floor. Vendors showed new ways of lightening up connection schemes for aerial vehicles and making connections that were more reliable. Here are eight of the most notable offerings we noticed on exhibit.