10/09/2020

Kyoto Startup Drone Flies on Autopilot in Areas without GPS Reception

Kyoto Startup Drone Flies on Autopilot in Areas without GPS Reception link

Source: UAS Vision

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  • A business venture in western Japan has developed a drone that can be operated on autopilot in places with no GPS reception, such as below girder bridges or in tunnels — a promising device for infrastructure maintenance
  • The “seamless drone” was created by Earth Analyzer, a startup based in the city of Ayabe, Kyoto Prefecture
  • The drone receives location information from sensors set up around places with no GPS signals, which is converted into the same kind of signals used in GPS. This enables the drone to automatically identify its location
  • The first demonstration flight was unveiled on July 20 at a warehouse of a construction company in the Kyoto prefectural city of Nantan
  • The new drone system was developed in a joint effort by Earth Analyzer, Tokushima University, and System Research Corp., a tech firm based in Kyoto’s Nakagyo Ward
  • The GPS used include those of the United States, the Galileo systems of the EU, and Russia’s GLONASS
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