Introduction of Airobot Z-Mapper, the first industrial flying robot for mapping applications

At Geobusiness in London, Airobot will introduce the “Z-Mapper”, an end-to-end mapping solution for industrial applications. The Z-Mapper is based on the Acecore Zoe – a professional all-weather-drone – and features a Sony UMC-R10C 20.1MP camera and Septentrio AsteRx-m2 RTK GNSS receiver to collect accurately georeferenced, high quality mapping data. Together with the Airobot Collect software, it offers an easy-to-use end-to-end mapping solution for professional users.

The Z-Mapper has an integrated PPK/RTK GNSS receiver which ensures collection of accurately georeferenced mapping data. It can track all satellites in view from GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BEIDOU. It also offers advanced interference and jammer mitigation technology as well as state-of-the-art ionosphere estimation algorithms.

The Z-Mapper integrates the Sony UMC-R10C 20.1MP camera, used throughout the industry. This camera is ideal for collecting high quality images to create maps or 3D models, also in low-light conditions, thanks to the large APS-C image sensor.

An easy-to-use interface is available on any mobile device, without having to install special applications and the encrypted digital data link offers a robust and reliable connection to the drone, even at larger distances.

“We wanted to build a professional, end-to-end, drone mapping solution” comments Jan Leyssens, Managing Director of Airobot. “Drones are a great tool for survey and monitoring applications, but many solutions today are based on a combination of separate components and are not always easy to use. Additionally, these solutions should be more robust to be used reliably on construction sites, in quarries and other harsh environments.” He continues, “therefore, we teamed up with Acecore – a Dutch drone manufacturer – to create a robust, completely integrated mapping solution using the most advanced components currently available on the market, and we aspire to take drone mapping literally to a new level.”

The Z-Mapper will be available for delivery after the summer.


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