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TMNF Insurance, Airobotics team for inspections

13th June 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire (TMNF) Insurance has selected Airobotics’ software and analytics platform for building inspection and disaster management services.

Airobotics has integrated aerial LiDAR capabilities into its UAS platform to deliver rapid precision scans across the value chain for industries including property inspection, construction and industrial facilities. LiDAR significantly reduces the time it takes for aerial data to be collected, even at night or in low light, and allows for rapid turn-around time on data processing.

The company has obtained CASA Approval for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) UAS flights from its remote operations centre with no aircrew needed at the client site. In the US, Airobotics has received a Certificate of Waiver from the FAA that combines three elements: flying BVLOS for automated UAS operations, over human beings, with a visual observer that is not required to keep a visual line of sight on the drone. This waiver permits Airobotics to operate drones from the company’s remote operations center in Scottsdale, AZ.

Rick Baker, Airobotics’ CRO, said: ‘Airobotics and TMNF are closely aligned in our joint vision that data is the driver for predictive analytics. We are excited that Airobotics’ AI-driven data platform will enable TMNF to shift from traditional inspection and disaster management practices to proactively plan and operate using near real-time, accurate data.’

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