Nearthlab has introduced AIDrone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), marking the company’s first foray into the hardware sector.
AIDrone, named for the fusion of artificial intelligence and drones, seeks to assist in a diverse spectrum of tasks spanning infrastructure inspections, renewables, defense, and public safety.
Key Features of AIDrone:
- High-Performance Payload: AIDrone is equipped with a 64MP EO/IR camera mounted on a dual-axis gimbal, offering vertical rotation of up to 200 degrees. This advanced camera system enables AIDrone to identify millimeter-sized cracks and detect subtle temperature changes in challenging environments.
- Robust and Adaptable Airframe: Currently undergoing rigorous MIL-STD-81H testing, AIDrone boasts a durable frame, ensuring resilience and adaptability against diverse environmental conditions.
- Next-Level Autonomy: Rooted in Nearthlab’s cutting-edge vision-based autonomous flight technology, as validated by the success of NearthWIND Pro and Mobile, AIDrone executes tasks autonomously even in zero-light and GPS-denied environments, both indoors and outdoors.
Weighing in at about 4 lbs and featuring a foldable structure, AIDrone is designed to be an ultra-adaptable drone solution tailored for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as crisis management, including wildfire response and law enforcement.
“AIDrone is the culmination of our extensive experience collaborating with leading equipment manufacturers and clients in leveraging drones for asset inspections,” remarked Jay Choi, co-founder, and CEO. “We’re confident that AIDrone will usher in new possibilities, propelling the drone industry forward by addressing the longstanding need for high-quality hardware that can keep pace with the rapid advancements in software.”