The potential for autonomous
drones is huge. By providing an overview of a forest fire, inspecting power
lines, or supplying medicines to disaster-struck areas, a great deal of time
and money can be saved at the same time as safety is increased.
Semcon, a Swedish multinational
technology company, has announced its part in developing the cloud solution for
FlyPulse’s autonomous drone system, which is used in many different projects.
The autonomous drone can fly out of sight and
covers around 10 miles with a load of 1 kg. All drone films and photographs are
streamed directly to an operator who then has an overview of the selected area.
The operator can also stop and zoom in as required. By using a cloud solution,
the company can get a total picture of its drones and using a map view can
easily adapt and create new operations.
intelligence the next step
Today, many electricity companies – for
example, one of FlyPulse’s customers – use leased helicopters to inspect
overhead power lines. With autonomous drones the job done more effectively, for
less money and with considerably less risk.
“It is clear that we are at the
beginning of a major step in technological development. The possibilities are
infinite. In addition, we are able to add AI to the autonomous drones so they
can draw their own conclusions and decisions, based on what is being
filmed”, says Mikael Wiktorell, Project Manager and Software Developer at
The drone system developed by FlyPulse has
been used in many projects, from transporting medicines to people on the
islands in Lake Victoria in Tanzania, to being used by emergency services as a
basis for decision on turning out.
“Through Semcon, we now have access to
the top-level competence we need to achieve our high goals in terms of the
quality and safety of our drone platform”, says Jan Björn, CEO and
co-founder of FlyPulse.