Drones are great tools for executing unmanned aerial flight for long periods of time. While most drones still require human assistance to fly, there are certain advanced drones out there that can fly on their own.
These drones are fitted with special software that maps their flight course and easily executes it without hassle. However, even these systems require human assistance for maintenance and redeployment, once the mission is completed and/or the battery needs replacement.
Now, a company from Israel called Airobotics has introduced a system that removes that need too, with the help of a complete Drone Automatization Process.
This system consists of a drone called Optimus and a special Airbase for drone landing and maintenance. A specially crafted software controls both the drone and the base, during both flight and while maintenance.
The drone is a customizable quadcopter with a flight capacity of 30-minute and load bearing capacity of 1-kg (2.2-lb). It also comes with several attachments for scanning and surveillance, such as a 4K Camera, an RGB and Infrared Camera, LIDAR, Hyperspectral/Multispectral imagers and a Gas Sensing Camera among others.
You can swap these attachments easily, thanks to the automated Airbase, which contains special robotic arms built specifically for this purpose.
As you can guess, all this equipment and software is geared towards industrial and security applications. Since most missions in such fields often require 24/7 operating capabilities, the Airbase, in addition to equipment swapping, can also swap batteries and data chips.
By doing this, you can make sure your data is backed up and the drone remains airborne without any human assistance.
The aim of the company is to provide a truly versatile user experience to every buyer. Towards this end, they have also kept the whole system open source, so that third party developers can customize both the drone and the software for all sorts of potential uses.
If you think that you can make use of this system, then you can go to the Airobotics Website and order one for yourself. As you can expect, the price varies from system to system, depending on the customization required, so you’ll only know about it if you ask.