Meerbusch, Hasselt – June 1, 2016. HEIGHT TECH, a leading manufacturer of industrial multirotor drones, and Airobot, a leading drone sensor solution provider, today announced an integration partnership. The partnership entails the integration of Airobot’s collision avoidance and close range flying solutions onto HEIGHT TECH’s drone platforms.
“We are proud to partner with Airobot”, said Dirk Liebegall, CEO of HEIGHT TECH. “We believe this integration is a perfect fit to make our customer’s operations more safe, precise and easy by providing the necessary tools for close range flying.”
UAVs will disrupt inspection, security, logistics and other industries. In 10 years, UAVs will automatically inspect wind turbines, survey large sites and deliver packages. Moreover, UAVs will disrupt our world in ways we cannot even imagine right now. Collision avoidance and distance detection are a key concept in automated and autonomous workflows. This key was the basis of the partnership between both parties.
The founders of Airobot reacted: “The combination of the knowledge of both companies will thrive the drone sector forward by providing a safety and precision system for operations in close proximity of objects. Taking pictures at fixed distances, avoiding obstacles and getting distance feedback was never so easy”.
HEIGHT TECH and Airobot already worked together in the past. Airobot released the Ranger, a distance tool for close range flying, early 2016. The technology is comparable to parking sensors in cars. HEIGHT TECH quickly became one of the first resellers, convinced of the added value.
The product will be tested throughout 2016 and commercialised early 2017.