Industrial-drone automation firm Airobotics this week launched a new software developer program the Israeli company says will allow customers to work smarter with customizable new UAV mission programs.
In a press release, Airobotics states that the new program empowers third-party customers to design and develop software that can be integrated into the company’s end-to-end, automatic aerial data collection solutions.
“With the official announcement of our new developer program, Airobotics is well on its way to revolutionizing how drones can be implemented into different industries,” Airobotics CEO Ran Krauss said.
“Our solution is the gateway to demonstrating the immense value drones can introduce to large industrial facilities,” Krauss added. “The variety of applications that can be created using our platform, will lead the way to the next generation of smart factories and facilities that are adopting industrial IoT.”
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With the release of Airobotic’s latest scalable, open software, the firm is also opening an App Store for Industrial Drones which will allow outside developers to create software on the Airobotics platform.
Krauss explains that the platform is a three-pronged kit encompassing the Optimus drone, automated base station Airbase and the software itself which allows users to set up one-click mission management.
“Airobotics’ solution is best positioned to add value to complex industries such as mining, oil-and-gas and seaports,” Krauss said, adding, “ These industry sectors benefit greatly from harnessing aerial insights, surveying and mapping, inspection and security/emergency response applications, which are critical missions for industrial facilities that can directly impact the bottom line.”
The company’s new software launch comes just months after Airobotics announced the infusion of $28.5 million in combined funding by VC heavy hitters such as BlueRun Ventures, CRV, Israel Chief Scientists, UpWest Labs, Waze CEO Noam Bardin, and Google ATAP COO Richard Wooldridge.
To apply for the developer program, visit: www.airobotics.co.il/Dev