Israeli Airobotics Optimus Drone Can Operate Autonomously

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Israeli Airobotics Optimus Drone Can Operate Autonomously

The Israeli Airobotics Optimus drone recently gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel. This is a major event when you consiuder the Airobotics Optimus drone flies fully automated. Yes, this drone can take-off, fly for 30 minutes, then safely land, all without any human intervention. New tech like this always comes with fancy bells and whistles in the form of features and specifications, and this is no exception; You have to check out the robotic arm capable of swapping its own batteries.

Airobotics has produced a fully automated, industrial grade, on demand, and multipurpose flying drone. Company co-founder, Ran Krauss, first started out making flying tools for photographers but was unable to make much profit because the price of drones was decreasing every day. In 2014 he decided to make drones for industrial uses.

The Airobotics Optimus is an autonomous drone and it gained approval in March 2017 from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel. Ran Krauss has described this event as making history and a next generation milestone.

Airobotics’ fully automated drone uses a UAV system to function without manual operators. The drone can take off, fly for 30 minutes, and then land all without any human guidance. Usually the toughest part of the operation is landing so Airobotics has worked hard to make sure the landings are smooth and safe.

The self flying drone is completely autonomous and comes equipped with multiple tools. For starters the drone can carry up to 1 kg of extra weight at 36 kilometers per hour for 30 minutes. It also has a robotic arm to swap its own batteries eliminating the need to recharge it.

Airobotics Making Completely Autonomous Drones A Reality

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About Airobotics

Airobotics is an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle company which produces an end-to-end drone solution for industrial use. Their work spans aerospace hardware design, software engineering, and electronic systems.

Airobotics was founded in 2014 by Ran Krauss and Meir Kliner. Krauss is now the CEO of the company while Kliner is the Vice President of Research and Development.

In March 2017, Airobotics received an unprecedented certification from the CAAI to fly fully automated drones without a pilot.

By |2017-08-31T15:23:26-08:00July 7th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Israeli Airobotics Optimus Drone Can Operate Autonomously

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