Flyability launches Elios 3 indoor inspection drone with LiDAR sensor
Flyability, the Switzerland-based maker of the popular Elios range of drones for indoor and confined-space inspections, is ready with its next offering: Elios 3. It’s the world’s first collision-tolerant drone equipped with a LiDAR sensor for indoor 3D mapping.
Elios 3 is powered by Flyability’s new proprietary simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) engine called FlyAware. A combination of computer vision, LiDAR technology, and NVidia graphic engine, FlyAware acts as a centimeter-accurate indoor GPS for the drone, building real-time 3D maps and enabling the aircraft to sense its surroundings accurately.
Flyability says its plan is to make complex confined-space inspections completely autonomous in the future using FlyAware. But for now, the company is introducing the new Inspector 4.0 software which can be used to visualize Points of Interest found during an inspection in a high-resolution 3D map. Meanwhile, these survey-grade 3D models are being made…