Heerbrugg, Switzerland/Kassel, Germany, Oct. 1, 2014—At this year’s INTERGEO in Berlin, Leica Geosystems and its sister company, Aibotix, will present a solution for accurate positioning of the Aibot X6 without GNSS. The UAV can be tracked accurately with the Leica Nova MultiStation to define the exact position.
Using the Aibot X6 together with the Nova MultiStation can inspect top surfaces of aircrafts in hangars, enabling users to rely on its proven functionality without the support of GNSS.
The UAV, equipped with Leica Geosystems’ 360° prism, flies over the aircraft and takes high-resolution images of its surface. This solution helps, for example, to ascertain lightning strikes and effectively document them. During its flight, the Aibot X6 is tracked by the Leica Nova MS50 to determine its exact spatial position with an accuracy of a few centimetres. In this way, the tracking allows each image to be geo-referenced without GNSS. Subsequently, this solution will also allow tracking for pre-programmed flight lines.
“The tracking of Aibot X6 with the Leica Nova MultiStation is the first result of our close cooperation with Leica Geosystems,” says Jörg Lamprecht from Aibotix. Both companies belong to Hexagon and develop integrated solutions for the use of UAVs. Rüdiger Wagner, Vice President & General Manager – Solutions at Leica Geosystems, comments: “There are many more synergies, which we will use in the development of further applications for UAVs.”
Aibotix – Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
Aibotix GmbH develops and manufactures high quality and intelligent multicopters for applications in the industrial sector. The company’s name encloses AI for artificial intelligence and BOTIX for robotics. Aibotix is represented around the globe. With several hundreds of annually produced UAVs, the company belongs to the five largest producers. Thanks to a global network of partners, Aibotix provides customers worldwide with the opportunity to test and purchase its products as well as with personal advice and support. Aibotix GmbH is part of Hexagon, Sweden. More information at www.aibotix.com
Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyse, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily, and visualise and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,800 employees in 33 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of Hexagon, Sweden.