Manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems acquired

March 3rd, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT

 

Leica-219-03-2014-pic2Hexagon, a global provider of design, measurement and visualisation solutions, has acquired Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for high efficiency aerial applications. Aibotix is the maker of Aibot X6, a new generation of vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Intelligent, autonomous and safe, the multi-rotor platform is designed to suit the needs of customers in the industrial inspection, aerial mapping, mining, surveying, utility and security markets. UAV-based solutions are ideal for delivering up-to-date geospatial information and aiding in hard to reach areas – such as for mine mapping, difficult infrastructure inspections, bridges and dams, to locally focused mapping tasks of buildings or any vertical structure. They are quickly becoming a viable tool for key market segments that require application-specific solutions; where the UAV becomes an integral part of the workflow process, delivering essential pieces of information that drive actionable intelligence. The growing number of applications for UAV-based solutions offers huge growth potential, especially in areas that require frequent and local updates such as smart city applications, dynamic GIS, and emergency response.

Contact Stefana Vella, Leica Geosystems Mining, stefana.vella@leica-geosystems.com

 

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