A consortium led by Dronehub has received $1.9m of funding from Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) to develop mobile drone infrastructure for automatic orthophotos.
“The world and technology are rushing forward, performing measurements or inspections of large industrial areas by humans is already a waste of money and time,” said Vadym Melnyk, founder and CEO of Dronehub.
“As part of this project, we will improve our system, in which these processes are carried out fully autonomously by drones, without the need to involve an operator.
“In addition, we will develop extremely precise algorithms thanks to which the drone carrying out the mission will be able to use the docking station when it is moving, at a speed of up to 30 km/h. This is another step towards saving time and optimising the monitoring and inspection processes.”
The project involves the development of a system for creating orthophotos by drones as well as for transferring and archiving the collected data.
The project will develop a solution enabling the drone to use the docking station when it is in motion.
The solution will be used mainly in industry and agriculture for monitoring, inspection and measurement.
The project will last until February 2023.