Nearthlab has made its first venture into the hardware sector with the introduction of AIDrone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024.
AIDrone, a merging of artificial intelligence (AI) and drone technology, is designed for a wide range of tasks across various industries, from infrastructure inspections and renewables to defense and public safety.
AIDrone’s key features include:
- High-Performance Payload: Fitted with a 64MP EO/IR camera mounted on a dual-axis gimbal supporting vertical rotation of up to 200 degrees, AIDrone can spot 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, the latter of which earned the prestigious 2022 CES Innovation Awards, AIDrone executes tasks autonomously even in zero-light and GPS-denied environments, both indoors and outdoors.
Weighing around 4lbs and featuring a foldable structure, the AIDrone is an ultra-adaptable drone solution tailored for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as crisis management, encompassing 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,” said 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.”