New AI-Based Engine Automates Drone GCP Workflow

By Mike Ball / 13 Jun 2018

vHive drone data workflow

vHive, a developer of cloud-based AI solutions for drone-based field data gathering, has announced the availability of a fully automated workflow for high-accuracy data products.

“In order to get highly accurate field data, companies are forced to follow a labor-intensive workflow in which they repeatedly mark known ground control points in aerial imagery,” said vHive CTO Tomer Daniel. “vHive now provides an advanced AI image analysis engine to fully automate this process. We are able to generate results with an accuracy of 1cm, at a fraction of the time and cost required by human operators, enabling true enterprise scale.”

“vHive enables enterprises to scale their drone operations,” said vHive CEO Yariv Geller. “vHive’s AI uniquely enables enterprises’ drone operations to expand from a single drone to a hive. Our Mission AI enables enterprises to launch multi-drone missions, covering areas or assets of any scale or shape, minimizing valuable operator time in the field. Now, with automatic ground control point processing, we are also minimizing precious processing and analysis time while generating better, highly reliable results.”

vHive currently provides solutions to companies in a variety of industries ranging from telecom towers, to rail, bridges and civil engineering. In many cases vHive customers require high accuracy data products, including high relative-accuracy (intrinsic to a map or model) and absolute-accuracy (geographic location). This typically required the use of expensive total stations or RTK devices operated by experienced surveyors. These results can now be achieved by using self-locating ground control points and vHive’s AI analysis engine. vHive’s automated ground control point workflow is already being used on hundreds of sites, generating high-quality results.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact