Optimus-01: a working autonomous system from AiRobotics


Today, unmanned aer­i­al vehi­cles are already com­mon­place. But this drone, which we will talk about, is capa­ble of land­ing on a sur­face the size of a small tool­box, with­out any human inter­ven­tion. The drone and land­ing box (base) pre­sent­ed in the video are the result of the hard work of Airo­bot­ics spe­cial­ists from Tel Aviv. Pre­vi­ous­ly, Airo­bot­ics was engaged in the cre­ation of UAVs with an empha­sis on pho­tog­ra­phy and videog­ra­phy, but soon the com­pa­ny recon­sid­ered its views and came to grips with the devel­op­ment of ful­ly autonomous unmanned sys­tems for com­mer­cial use.

About the product

Airo­bot­ics has devel­oped a patent­ed sys­tem in which the drone inter­acts close­ly with the so-called base. The sys­tem is com­plete­ly autonomous, the drone is able to take off and fly for 30 min­utes, then return and land on a pre­pared launch pad, which will then low­er the drone into the base.

If a flight is sched­uled in the drone’s flight plan, the sys­tem will auto­mat­i­cal­ly change the spent bat­tery to a charged one and return the launch pad with the drone to its orig­i­nal posi­tion again. The base is com­plete­ly pro­tect­ed from the effects of var­i­ous types of pre­cip­i­ta­tion and ensures 100% safe­ty of the UAV and the sys­tem as a whole.


The main appli­ca­tion of the sys­tem is autonomous patrolling, inspec­tion, inspec­tion, etc. Co-founder Ran Krauss, respond­ed: “What sets us apart is that we offer the only work­ing solu­tion that ful­ly auto­mates the entire process from start to fin­ish.”

The sys­tem has already been adopt­ed by more than 13 major com­pa­nies such as Israel Chem­i­cals, which uses the sys­tem to esti­mate phos­phate reserves, elim­i­nat­ing the need for geo­log­i­cal explo­ration from the ground. Anoth­er com­pa­ny uses the sys­tem to mon­i­tor chem­i­cal leaks in tanks and pipes.

Ran Krauss pre­dicts: “What, ‘drones in a box’ will soon become a stan­dard work tool in indus­tries such as min­ing and agri­cul­ture. This year will be defin­ing for drones.”


By Yara