Airobotics integrates LiDAR into drones

Automated drone start-up Airobotics has announced the introduction of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) capabilities on its drones, which until a few years ago was only possible with an aircraft as the sensors were hefty and required manual data processing
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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) capabilities have been introduced to Airobotics' drones

Today, LiDAR images are captured and processed quickly in the cloud, allowing Airobotics' customers to make effective decisions based on high-frequency, consistent data capture.

Airobotics' LiDAR capabilities provide rapid precision scans across the value chain for industries such as mining and construction. Applications typically involve tailing dams monitoring, infrastructure inspections, haul road safety compliance, stockpile volume analytics, tracking rehabilitation progress and more.

The use of LiDAR significantly reduces the time it takes for aerial data to be collected, even at night or in low light, and allows for rapid turn-around time on data processing. Airobotics' drones can work with various payloads. In addition to LiDAR, spatial data can also be captured using photogrammetry, video, and infra-red (thermal).

Ran Krauss, CEO and co-founder of Airobotics, said: "This past year has seen a huge period of growth for us. As we expand our services and shift our base of operations to the US, we continue to push advancements in autonomous drone operations, global regulatory approvals and new technology."